As Braff noted to me yesterday, the 4.2-litre Audi R8 is a supremely competent and engaging sports car, but the 5.2-litre V10 elevates it to supercar status.
When VW bought Lamborghini in 1998, the handed control of the bullish brand over to Audi. For that car maker, it has been the gift that keeps on giving, and the latest present to be bestowed on both Audi and a few, lucky rich people, is the 5.2-litre V10 edition of the lauded R8. The 525-bhp Lamborghini engine bests the Audi V8 by a healthy 105-bhp, and brings the zed to 62-mph time down below 4 seconds, according to the crisply-accented Adui reps on hand.
Not only is the R8 V10 FSI Quattro, as it is officially named, faster and more full of supercar creds, but it also looks damn-fine in arrest-me red. As does the “security personnel” guarding it.
LA Auto Show Mega-Gallery Two- Audi R8 5.2
4 responses to “LA Auto Show Mega-Gallery Two- Audi R8 5.2”
I'm going to say something here that may be blasphemous to most of you, so if you're easily shocked please leave the room.
Are they gone? K. So what I wanted to say is that I would actually rather have the V8 version. Audi's 4.2 is one of the best sounding engines anywhere and I'd gladly give up the extra power for that lovely aluminum symphony. Also, I've never heard a good reason for the side spat things. Anybody have a clue why they're there, or are they just an affectation to break up some sightly-too-tame styling?Loading…
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