Audi Announces Details on the US R8 V10

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Audi R8 V10 Audi Announces Details on the US R8 V10

2010 Audi R8 V10

Audi just released pricing and release information on the American version of the R8 V10. We’ve been waiting for this ever since Europe got it, and Audi said they’ll be shipping the first R8 V10s to the States starting this week!

Pricing for the regular R8 (V8) stays at the same $114,200 for the 2010 model, with the V10 version coming in at $146,000 – a $32K price difference. Still not bad if you consider what you’re getting dollar-for-performance. The 5.2-liter V10 engine in the R8 5.2 is the same powerhouse found in the R8 LMS GT3 racecar. It produces 525 horsepower, 391 lb/ft of torque, and can get you from 0-60 mph in only 3.7 seconds. That’s fast.

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The 2010 Audi R8 V10 gets some special equipment too, of course. Some unique exterior features include wider sideblades to catch more air, a shinier front grille, full-LED headlights, new 19-inch wheels, new oval-shaped exhaust tips, new rocker panel design, a larger rear diffuser, and “V10″ badges all around, including on the instrument cluster. As expected, it has Audi’s quattro AWD system, and comes standard with navigation, a 465 watt Bang & Olufen sound system, 10-way power heated sport seats, rear view camera with parking system, and a few other gadgets. “Sepang Blue Pearl” paint will be offered exclusively on the R8 V10. It looks fantastic, in case you were worried.

The first two 2010 R8 V10s bound for the States were sold to two rich bastards at the Boca Raton Concours d’ Elegance charity auction who paid $500,000 and $450,000 for the cars. Good to know everyone isn’t struggling financially right now.

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I’m going to try to get into one of these soon, assuming there are any available. If I succeed, expect a full review posted here immediately afterwards. Many more pictures below:

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3 Responses to “Audi Announces Details on the US R8 V10”
  1. tran1906 says:

    I just took delivery of my V10 (had the V8 version for two years prior) both from DFW Audi in Dallas Texas. The V8 was awesome but the V10 is non\thing short of astonishing— really a different experience. I recommend this car highly (V8 or V10 version) but if you have the extra cash and can locate one, you will cherish the experience of the V10 ownership. Power, speed, looks/wow factor and comfort (everyday driver) is matched by none other. This is the “total athlete, everyday driver exotic”!

  2. Chris says:

    Thanks for the comment. I’ve always thought of the V8 as more of a cruiser supercar, and I was actually against the V10 version at first, thinking it took away from the soul of the R8. I loved the V8 a lot, and I’m excited to drive the V10 version. I’m glad you like yours, best of luck with it.

  3. shane says:

    can you send me a sweet thing??