Audi launches R8 V10 plus Performance Parts, costs $234,000
Audi has recently revealed a special edition of its R8 coupe, called the V10 plus Performance Parts. The luxurious vehicle features an advanced body kit and a lighter structure.
All aerodynamic parts of the car are made of carbon and include side skirts, a splitter in front, a diffusor in the rear, some air intakes and a massive rear wing. The reworked body kit can produce up to 250 kg (550 lb) of downforce, which is 100 kg / 220 lb more than its standard counterpart can do.
The sporty vehicle also has light alloy wheels clad in sport tires, ceramic brakes with titanium supports, and reworked suspension.
In terms of performance, the new Audi R8 V10 plus Performance Parts still offers the same naturally-aspirated 5.2-liter V10 engine with 610 hp (455 kW) and 560 Nm (410 lb·ft) of torque. Nonetheless, a new exhaust system lends it a much deeper “voice”.
The company will release a small series of 44 such vehicles priced at U.S. $234,000 each.