German automaker shows us what it takes to be its flagship supercar.
Seeing a new car in pictures are one thing, seeing it in motion is another. Visitors to the Moscow Motor Show got to see the recently updated Audi R8 in the flesh, and now the rest of us get a glimpse at the four-ringed supercar on video.
Capping the range and taking the place of the limited-edition R8 GT, the new R8 Plus packs a 5.2-liter V10 dialed up to 550 horsepower and 398 pound-feet of torque. Distinguishing the Plus model are carbon fiber splitter, mirror housings, wider side blades and air vents, as well as special 19-inch lightweight alloys and a larger rear diffuser. Carbon-ceramic brakes, specially tuned springs and shocks, adaptive magnetic damping and LED lighting for the engine compartment complete the package. European deliveries begin later this year, leaving US customers to wait for early next year to get their driving gloves on the finest Ingolstadt has to offer.