The R8 V10 is the maximum performance version of Audi's Lamborghini Gallardo-based supercar. It shares its voluptuous sheetmetal and user-friendly nature with the standard, V8-engined model, but packs significantly more muscle 525 horsepower, to be exact.
Aside from the additional horsepower, ABT has installed new suspension springs and coilovers, along with several exterior elements made from carbon fiber to lower the R8's weight. Changes include new front skirt and grille, side skirts, rear wing and rear skirt. The custom exhaust system is made from stainless steel, while standard wheels were replaced by 19-inch rims wrapped around in 235/35 R19 front and 305/30 R19 rear tires.
The 5.2-liter V10 at the center of the supercar now delivers 600 hp and a peak torque of lb-ft (550 Nm). On the road, this is translated into a 0 to 62 mph sprint time of 3.5 seconds and a top speed of 200 mph (320 km/h).
The Plus comes with carbon ceramic discs as standard, which means you don’t have to worry about fade on the track. Fitting these – plus the bucket seats and carbon side blades – would add £12,000 to the price of the normal R8 V10, which is exactly the same premium you pay for the Plus. So, effectively, the mechanical tweaks are free.