THE BLINK OF AN EYE SEPARATES WINNING FROM LOSING.

THE BLINK OF AN EYE SEPARATES WINNING FROM LOSING.

2018 Audi R8 Performance

WE LEARNED OUR LESSONS THE FAST WAY.
Racing, literally, accelerates development. We put our knowledge and innovations to the test lap after lap. In the heat of battle, we find what works, what lasts and what it takes to go faster. And then we apply that to our production vehicles.[1]
THE RACING ROOTS RUN TO ITS CORE.
Beneath its captivating curves is the foundation of a racer. The Audi R8 V10 and R8 LMS GT3 race cars share up to 50% of their components, including the advanced ASF® multi-material spaceframe and race-winning 5.2-liter V10 engine.[1]
532
horsepower[1]
R8 V10 Coupe and R8 V10 Spyder
398
lb-ft of torque
R8 V10 Coupe and R8 V10 Spyder
3.5
sec., 0-60 mph[1]
R8 V10 Coupe and R8 V10 Spyder

5.2-liter FSI® V10 engine

While other manufacturers employ turbochargers to create power, the 5.2-liter FSI® V10 in the Audi R8 makes its power naturally, without forced induction. An innovative dual-injection system incorporates direct injection and indirect injection to help provide quick throttle response.
Wet sump
Dry sump

Dry sump engine oil system

Conventional engine design places the oil pan beneath the engine block. By using a dry sump oiling system that removes the oil pan, the engine can be placed lower to improve the car’s center of gravity and handling performance.
Dry sump engine oil system
Conventional engine design places the oil pan beneath the engine block. By using a dry sump oiling system that removes the oil pan, the engine can be placed lower to improve the car’s center of gravity and handling performance.
European model shown

S tronic® dual-clutch transmission

Two clutches working simultaneously in the S tronic® dual-clutch transmission help deliver smooth, quick gear changes. A hundred and twenty milliseconds is faster than a human can shift a manual transmission. And less time changing gears means more time accelerating.[1]
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199
mph, top track speed,
R8 V10 Coupe[2]
198
mph, top track speed,
R8 V10 Spyder[2]

2018 Audi R8 V10 plus performance

CONTROLLING WEIGHT WITH A DIET RICH IN CARBON FIBER.
The Audi R8 V10 plus Coupe is over 100 pounds lighter than the Audi R8 V10 Coupe. Part of the credit goes to the carbon fiber front lip spoiler, fixed-position rear wing, rear diffuser and Carbon Sigma sideblades. The Racing shell sport seats and a lighter standard audio system also contribute to the loss in weight and gain in performance.
602
horsepower, R8 V10 plus Coupe and R8 V10 plus Spyder [1]
413
lb-ft of torque, R8 V10 plus Coupe and R8 V10 plus Spyder[1]
3.2
sec., 0-60 mph,
R8 V10 plus Coupe[1]
3.3
sec., 0-60 mph,
R8 V10 plus Spyder[1]
205
mph, top track speed,
R8 V10 plus Coupe[2]
204
mph, top track speed,
R8 V10 plus Spyder[2]

5.2-liter FSI® V10 engine

For the Audi R8 V10 plus, the high-revving, naturally aspirated engine is fine-tuned to produce an extra 70 hp.[1] At 602 hp, it is one of the most powerful production-car engines Audi has ever created.

S tronic® dual-clutch transmission

The S tronic® dual-clutch transmission in the Audi R8 V10 plus uses shorter, closely spaced ratios for 3rd to 7th gear when compared to non plus models. Shorter ratios help improve acceleration, and closely spaced ratios help keep the engine closer to its power peak between gear changes.[1]
Sport exhaust system with Black tips
Acoustically tuned to bring out the character of the 602 hp 5.2-liter FSI® V10 engine,[1] the Sport exhaust system allows you to manually control the exhaust tone via the Sport exhaust button on the steering wheel.
2018 Audi R8 V10 Coupe RWS 
performance
FEEL THE SHIFT IN THE BALANCE OF POWER.
Lighter by 110 pounds than its quattro®-equipped Audi R8 V10 Coupe sibling, and with the power of the 5.2-liter V10 FSI® engine sent solely to the rear axle, the Audi R8 V10 Coupe RWS delivers a performance unlike any other Audi R8 road car. Utilizing a rear-drive layout similar to the Audi R8 GT4 racers, we applied much of what we learned from lapping the Nurburgring into the Audi R8 V10 Coupe RWS.
5.2-liter FSI® V10 engine
A 5.2-liter FSI® V10 engine with an 8700 rpm redline is anything but conventional. To help optimize combustion, a continuously variable intake and exhaust valvetrain system changes valve height and ignition timing to produce a broad range of power and torque.
532
horsepower[1]
R8 V10 Coupe RWS
398
lb-ft of torque R8 V10 Coupe RWS
3.7
sec., 0-60 mph[1] R8 V10 Coupe RWS
110
lbs lighter than R8 V10 Coupe
60% of parts shared with R8 LMS GT4
The similarities between the Audi R8 V10 Coupe RWS and the Audi R8 LMS GT4 go deeper than the graphic stripes and stunning exterior design. If you were to compare components, you’d find that the two share approximately 60% of the same parts, including much of the ASF® multi-material space frame on which they’re based plus engine and steering components. If it can withstand the rigors of endurance racing, it should perform on the road as well.