Audi R8 V10 Plus Looks Even Racier With Extra Performance Parts

With a 10-cylinder engine mounted in the middle of its low-slung form, it must be hard to make the Audi R8 look much sportier than it already does. Leave it to the manufacturer itself, then, to take it even further.

On display at the Audi Forum in Neckersulm right now is an R8 V10 Plus coupe customized by the Exclusive studio with an array of optional performance parts.

We don’t have a precise list of it’s added to this particular example, but we can see a whole array of additional aero components. There’s a front lip spoiler, DTM-style aero flicks, side sill extensions, an even more pronounced diffuser, a big rear wing and more aerodynamic endplates behind the rear wheels.

Those alloys look racier than the ones available as standard, too. And the red accents seem to play well with the Ara Blue Crystal paint and black trim. All of which adds up to a road car that looks almost as ready to hit the track as one of Audi Sport’s R8 LMS customer racing cars.

In V10 Plus spec, the 5.2-liter V10 in the second-generation R8 produces 602 horsepower (610 PS/449 kW) and 413 lb-ft (560 Nm) of torque. Channeled to all four wheels through a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, it’ll rocket from a standstill to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 3.2 seconds and top out at 205 mph (330 km/h). Kinda makes you wonder why, apart from the badge (and, maybe, styling), would anyone spend much more on a Huracan, or what Audi would do with the R8 if the Lamborghini wasn’t in the picture, doesn’t it?

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  • João Ricardo

    Love the color!

  • I wonder how much all of those tidbits will cost you.

  • Bash

    I wonder if they gonna make a last special edition and go for a lap time on the ring, at least to leave some respectful mark before leaving the building!
    They did it with the Viper, It should be done with the R8 too.!