2. The V10 engine can be smooth or it can bite your head off
As we mentioned on the previous slide, the Audi R8 is very easy to drive slowly, power delivery is smooth, and thanks to the slick 7-speed S tronic gearbox, gear changes are instantanious and unnoticable.
That's in comfort mode of course. Things get a little more interesting when you turn the drive select into Dynamic or Sport.
The entry-level V10 produces 540 ps (around 532 bhp), and 540 Nm of torque. This powers the car to 62 mph in 3.5 seconds.
Not quick enough for you? The V10 Plus produces a monstorus 610 ps (around 602 bhp), and 560 Nm of torque. It'll reach 62 mph in 3.2 seconds.
They're the "official figures", but one site, Motor Trend, claim they achieved a time of 2.8 seconds in the V10 Plus.
It's the fastest naturally aspirated car you can buy, so it sounds glorious as well, with no turbo to ruin the fun.
Keep your foot pressed down on the accelerator and the V10 Plus will reach a speed of 205 mph (the standard V10 will hit 198).