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Speed, power and poise, from race track to high street; the new R8 will exhilarate and excite drivers and on-lookers alike. By S. Sakthivel

Backed by years of racing success, in Le Mans and other 24-hour racing events, the new Audi R8 V10 Plus is stronger and faster than before. While strikingly similar to the previous iteration, Audi claims that the new sports car has been completely re-conceptualised from the ground up to imbue the thrill of the race into the DNA of the R8.

Powered by a naturally aspirated 5.2l V10 engine which produces 610-horsepower, the R8 V10 plus will be the most powerful and fastest production car from Audi. Rocketing you to 100km/h in a heart stopping 3.2 seconds, the R8 can

The mid-engine sports car will also feature a shift-by-wire seven-speed S-tronic automatic gearbox that allows you to change gears via the gear selector on the console or the shift paddles on the steering wheel. Full auto is available in the D or S programs. If you want to get off to a roaring start, launch control can set you off with tyres squealing and rubber burning. Quattro also comes standard with all specs of the R8; the intelligent all-wheel drive system provides complete control with dynamic torque distribution at all speeds and over various weather conditions.

Priced at $799,888, the 2017 R8 doesn’t skimp on the interior either. Bucket seats come standard, with Nappa leather upholstery, high performance air-con, and Audi’s virtual cockpit display.

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