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2014 Audi R8 V10 Plus

Refreshed Icon Is An Alpine Star When it comes to something as inherently outrageous as the supercar segment, you might think that it would never really need shaking up. But that's not the case – every once in a while, you have to have something that reorders the breed – a goalpost mover like the McLaren F1 or a Bugatti Veyron. Or you need to have challengers to the establishment on other fronts, be it styling or powertrain technology. Sometimes, just the presence of a new marque is enough of a disruptor to put everyone on guard. And that's what exactly happened with the ... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
5.2L V10
Power:
550 HP / 398 LB-FT
Transmission:
7-Speed DCT
MSRP:
$185,000 (est.)
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    Motorsports: Audi R8 lines up as safety car for Rolex 24 at Daytona
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    This weekend a new era begins in American sports car racing with the Rolex 24 at Daytona to kick off the new United SportsCar Championship, the freshly inked union between the Grand Am and American Le Mans Series. There'll be a wide variety of machinery lining up on the grid at the Florida speedway, including race-ready versions of the sports cars you can ...

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    With increased range, Audi R8 E-Tron revving up for production. Maybe
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    As Tesla Motors proved mightily in 2013, an expensive EV with a long range can sell quite nicely, thank you very much. Perhaps Audi was taking notes, since its all-electric R8 E-Tron's on-again/off-again odyssey appears to be on again, according to UK's Autocar, citing Audi's Urlich Hackenburg. The model is near the approval stage for production, and the ...

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    Official: Audi reveals driver lineup and livery for Rolex 24 at Daytona
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    Audi has announced driver lineups for its customer teams running the R8 LMS GTD in this year's Rolex 24 at Daytona. The Rolex 24 is the first event for the inaugural season of the new United SportsCar Championship series, which merges the old Grand-Am Series with the American Le Mans Series. The new series kicks off January 25. Flying Lizard Motorsports, ...

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    Video: Woman wins Audi R8 Spyder on The Price Is Right, goes bananas
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    Of course, we love to tune into The Price Is Right to see average Americans spin the big wheel, play a round of Plinko or Cliff Hangers, and participate in the gladiatorial Showcase Showdown. But there is one reason, and one reason alone that the daytime game show has captivated us since its inception in 1972... 'A new car!!!' Back in November, the show ...

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    Followup: Audi R8 E-Tron back on production map thanks to new battery tech?
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    Contrary to our October 2012 report, it appears Audi's R8 E-Tron program is back on track, if a report from Australia is to be believed. Drive is reporting that the German brand has changed its mind and won't be sacking the program, despite previously stated concerns about the quality and price of batteries for the R8-based EV. We last saw the R8 E-Tron ...

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    Report: Next Audi R8 to be up to 130 pounds lighter
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    "Simplify and add lightness," as Lotus founder Colin Chapman said. In a world where even supercars are subject to environmental, efficiency and emissions standards, lighter vehicles are being looked on as a sort of panacea - make it lighter, and it's automatically faster, more agile, easier to brake and better on gas. Knowing this, it comes as no shock ...

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    ETC: How to get on The Price is Right during Dream Car Week and win
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    The secret to hearing the announcer call you to come on down is acing your pre-show interview with the producers. The Price is Right is well known for giving away automobiles as prizes. Whether for a well-placed Plinko chip or expertly valued Showcase Showdown, the allure of free cars has always been strong for this television game show going on its ...

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    Report: Audi pushing DOT to allow its sequential LED turn signals [w/videos]
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    Still in the process of trying to get its trick LED Matrix Beam headlights legalized in the US, Audi is now trying to get its front and rear sequential LED turn signals approved by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Just like its auto-dimming headlights, the sequentially illuminating turn signals don't meet NHTSA's Federal Motor Vehicle ...

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    Video: Motor Trend holds World's Greatest Drag Race for the third time
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    As part of Motor Trend's Best Driver's Car competition, the buff book has held its third iteration of the World's Greatest Drag Race. With an airfield and a dozen of the world's finest performance cars at its disposal (oh, and a helicopter), the MT team did what any good group of enthusiasts would do, and tried to figure what car could cover a quarter ...

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    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #344
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    Doug DeMuro from Plays With Cars, Infiniti Q50, Subaru BRZ STI, Porsche Macan Episode #344 of the Autoblog podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth and Executive Editor Chris Paukert are joined by Doug DeMuro, author of Plays With Cars and prolific internet autowriting presence. Topics include the latest spy shots of the Porsche Macan, the 2014 Infiniti ...

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    Video: Audi Canada surprises out-of-warranty owners in a good way
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    One of the worst parts about going to a dealership is sitting around waiting for the courtesy shuttle to show up and transport a group of strangers to their places of work or homes. Well, Audi of Canada found a nice way to surprise customers who brought their out-of-warranty vehicles in for a scheduled Health Check by replacing dealer's normal shuttle ...

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    Quick Spin: 2014 Audi R8 V10 Plus
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    Ignore the naysayers who say the Audi R8 is too refined to be a proper supercar, or that it has begun to show its age - after a few tweaks for the 2014 model year, the automaker's flagship remains one of my favorite exotics. Audi has treated all of its R8 models to a host of enhancements for the 2014 model year that include new LED headlights and tail ...

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    Report: Next Audi R8 to eschew engine downsizing, go on diet instead
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    Looking across the Audi landscape, many models that used to get the company's high-revving, naturally aspirated 4.2-liter V8 are now powered by smaller, yet similarly powerful, forced-induction engines. From what Auto Express is reporting, though, the next-generation Audi R8 will not meet this same fate. Rather than ditching its V8 and V10 powerplants, ...

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    Featured: Autoblog gets ready for Le Mans with an R8 road trip and Allan McNish
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    This car is the master link between what Audi does on the race track and sells on the road. We're attending the 24 Hours of Le Mans with Audi and we figured we'd make the world's biggest endurance race even more interesting by driving from Munich to Le Mans in an R8. We've also had a brief chat with Audi driver Allan McNish, and if you haven't ...

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    Report: 2014 Audi R8 GT zooming toward Le Mans reveal
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    According to a report from Autocar in the UK, the Audi R8 is set to get something of a swan song for its own going-away party in the form of an updated GT model for the 2014 model year. If Autocar is right, this even higher-performance Audi R8 will debut at the upcoming 24 Hours of Le Mans race in France. The 2014 Audi R8 GT Plus will reportedly get a ...

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    Spy Shots: Updated Audi R8 GT caught testing
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    When Audi introduced the refreshed 2014 R8, one of the first things we noticed was that the new R8 V10 Plus offers identical output to the outgoing R8 GT, suggesting that this limited-production model was either due to be cancelled or poised for a serious power increase. Fortunately, these spy shots have us suspecting that the latter is more likely. Like ...

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    Video: 2014 Nissan GT-R Track Pack squares off against Audi R8 V10 Plus
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    The team over at Motor Trend has pitted the new Audi R8 V10 Plus against the Nissan GT-R. While both of the bright red all-wheel-drive supercars are comparably matched in power output, the similarities end there. Audi offers a mid-engine aluminum coupe with a naturally aspirated V10 that spits out 550 horsepower. Nissan shows up with a more traditional ...

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    Official: Audi R8 V10 gets tuned up by ABT
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    Bavarian tuners ABT have done another job on the Audi R8 V10, pumping up the 5.2-liter FSI V10 from 525 horsepower to 600 hp, and torque from 391 pound-feet to 406 lb-ft. With 50 more horsepower than the R8 V10 Plus - but not the extreme weight-loss scheme - ABT claims a 0-62 mile per hour run of 3.5 seconds, the same as the R8 V10 Plus, and a top speed ...

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    Video: Iron Man approves of the 2014 Audi R8
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    Tony Stark, a.k.a. Iron Man, has been a pretty loyal R8 guy in the movies – there was a coupe in his garage in the original film, and he conspicuously rocked a V10 Spyder in the sequel. One notable dalliance with a prototype Acura NSX in The Avengers notwithstanding, Audi's supercar seems like Stark's go-to choice when he's not flying around, ...

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    Official: 2014 Audi R8 officially on sale, starting at $114,900*
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    After skipping the 2013 model year, the Audi R8 is back for 2014 with a new look, added performance and a slightly higher starting price. In V8 coupe form, the 2014 R8 starts at $114,900 (*not including $1,250 for destination and a $3,000 gas-guzzler tax), but looking at that price, which has risen just $5,900 since the performance coupe first debuted in ...

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