The Audi R8 V10 Plus is the new top model in the R8 line up. The Germans displayed the V10 Plus facelift model at their stand here in Paris. The new Audi R8 V10 Plus model is available only as a coupe. It develops 550hp, with maximum torque of 540Nm at 6,500rpm. With the S tronic gearbox, the R8 V10 plus catapults from zero to 100km/h in 3.5 seconds and achieves a top speed of 317km/h. The key data with the manual transmission are 3.8 seconds and 319km/h.
The main changes for the facelift include the seven-speed S tronic dual clutch transmission which replaces the six-speed automated manual R tronic, a redesigned front bumper with new LED headlamps which are standard on all versions and a new rear end including LED taillights, a redesigned ‘R8′ logo, a restyled diffuser and new exhaust tips. Interior trim levels also benefit from the refresh.