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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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