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2014 Audi R8 V10 plus Coupe

GAYOT Rating

Super Coupe

A three-quarter front view of the 2014 Audi R8 V10 plus Coupe
In short: A super-fast two-seat luxury coupe.

2014 Audi R8 V10 plus Coupe Review

Based on the Lamborghini Gallardo, this German-built supercar compares favorably with its source material. Boasting a beefy 5.2-liter V10 with FSI direct injection, the Audi R8 V10 plus Coupe shoots from 0-60 in a blistering 3.7 seconds and reaches a top speed of 198 mph. The R8 V10 plus drops 150 pounds from the base model through the use of carbon fiber, and also boosts horsepower to 550 hp. Inside, Audi stays true to its luxury car credentials, offering Nappa leather seats, a navigation system and an optional music interface with iPod connectivity and a six-CD changer.

Warranty/Service: 4-year/50,000-mile new vehicle limited warranty; 12-year/unlimited-mile corrosion warranty; 4-year/unlimited-mile roadside assistance; 12-month/5,000-mile no-charge first scheduled maintenance

Make: Audi, Vehicle Type: Coupe

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Base Price: $179,645 / As Tested: $188,995

Technical Specifications

Vehicle type: mid-engine, all-wheel drive, 2-passenger, 2-door coupe

Engine: 5.2-liter V10 with direct injection
Horsepower: 550 hp @ 8,000 rpm
Torque: 398 lb-ft @ 6,500 rpm
Transmission: S tronic 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission

Curb weight: 3,583 lbs
Wheelbase: 104.3 in
Length/Width/Height: 174.6 / 76 / 49.3 in
Turning circle: 38.7 ft

cross-drilled and ventilated ceramic brakes with ABS
Suspension: double-wishbone front and rear

Traction: quattro all-wheel drive system, electronic stability control with traction control

0-60 mph: 3.7 seconds
60-0 mph: n/a
Top Speed: 198 mph

EPA City: 13 mpg
EPA Highway: 22 mpg
Combined MPG: 16 mpg

Seating Capacity: 2
Safety: dual threshold airbags; seat-mounted head-chest side airbags; knee airbags

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