Video: Audi R8 V10 driving in the rain

What could be more beautiful than a high performance sports car driving in the rain, everything from the sound of the super car cutting through the precipitation, tiny droplets of water racing up the windscreen and rooster tails being shot up from behind the car as well as the occasional controlled slide on the less than grippy surface. Well thanks to our friends at Sharp Magazine we can bring you this red hot V10 powered Audi R8 super car dance on a damp race track.

The R8 V10 will be powered by the same 5.2 Liter V10 power plant as the Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4. The engine is rated at 525 HP, which is 105 HP more than the standard V8 R8 but still about 27 less than the Lamborghini. Officially known as the Audi R8 5.2 FSI Quattro, the new super car can go from 0 to 60 MPH in just 3.9 seconds and equipped with Audi’s optional R-tronic semi automatic gearbox and a long enough stretch of pavement, the V10 R8 will reach a top speed of around 196 MPH.


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  (177) posted on 10.17.2009

It’s not an R8 with a Lambo’s V10 on it. Superb performance on the damp race track by the way. I just thought that it lost a bit of handling on the curvy parts but it was great nonetheless. No other car could have done the same.

  (180) posted on 10.17.2009

The McLaren can produce the amusing sprint with a V8. I’m sure Audi can do the same with their V8, tuning, tuning and more tuning perhaps?

  (182) posted on 10.17.2009

It’s a great and useless risk. With Lambo V10, they would only get as much as 3.9 second sprint for 0-60 when other super cars like Bentley Supersports have 3.7 seconds and the McLaren Spider with 3.5 seconds. If they really want to improve the R8, go beat these cars.

  (182) posted on 10.17.2009

I’m with Uncia on this. Who needs a V10 Lambo engine when its considered as an unreliable motor. It’s a big risk, I should say.

  (183) posted on 10.17.2009

I love the sound, nerve breaking and really powerful. Is this beauty already powered with the Lambo’s V10?

Uncia  (868) posted on 10.17.2009

That or Toyota’s 3.5L V6.

Uncia  (868) posted on 10.17.2009

Why would anyone ever go for this over the V8? Sure, it’s 0.5 faster to 60 mph, but the Lambo’s V10 is a notoriously unreliable motor, whereas Audi’s 4.2 V8 is arguably the best engine in the business.

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