The proximity of the Audi R8 Coupé V10 performance quattro to racing is shown in much more than just its appearance: it starts in the depths of its drive. Its motor oil, for example, comes from a dry sump – a high-tech solution that is practically traditional in racecars. The 5.2-litre V10 reaches an extreme compression ratio (12.7: 1), while in the performance version, its 40 valves are exclusively comprised of individual components made of ultralight, high-strength titanium.
The unit is mounted in a particularly low position, which, along with its mid-engine position, also invokes the image of the racetrack, giving you the opportunity to drive the Audi R8 extremely precisely in any situation.
The 7-speed S tronic transmission with its sporty, staggered gears is designed from the ground up and can be controlled via shift paddles on the steering wheel. The quattro drive has been optimised for the mid-engine concept. It ensures optimum torque distribution at all times and gives the Audi R8 Coupé V10 performance quattro a decisive advantage in terms of traction, dynamics and driving safety.