A Supercar Reborn – The 2017 Audi R8

Witness the rebirth of an automotive icon. The all-new Audi R8 pushes the performance envelope even further with the R8 V10 and R8 V10 plus, the most powerful Audi production cars ever built. Sharing approximately 50% of its components with the R8 LMS racecar, the R8 is truly a supercar in every sense of the word.

Here’s where taking things to the extreme makes sense. The R8 was developed in the world’s most demanding environment: motorsports. Approximately 50% of the components used in the new R8 are shared with the R8 LMS racecar. From the incredibly powerful engines to the intelligent lightweight construction and aerodynamic design, the R8 proves that boundaries exist only to be exceeded.

The available high output 5.2-liter V10 engine in the R8 V10 plus produces 610 horsepower and accelerates to 60mph in an impressive 3.1 seconds. And with a top track speed of 205 mph, the R8 V10 plus shows Audi made an engine that’s a perfect ten. Check out the video below, Jay Leno takes the new R8 out for a spin. Let’s see what he thinks of it.

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