Audi R8 V10 Irish Launch

Audi Ireland launched the new R8 V10 and V10 Plus in Audi South Dublin tonight. Audi South Dublin is now Irelands Audi Sport dedicated dealer for all us Audi RS and potential RS buyers.

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The new R8 V10 in all its glory is quite an impressive piece of kit. It has a lot more presence than the outgoing model. Rather than the soft lines of the previous model, it now has more square and a mean face. The lights are squared off and even the grill and vents appear more bold. It continues to impress as you step into the cockpit.Cockpit red

Steering WheelIt features Audis Virtual Cockpit, as first seen in the TT. The new steering wheel has a Ferrari-esque layout. It has the engine start button, sport exhaust button and race mode button all featured on the wheel.

As for the mechanics, the V10 features, as you can tell, a naturally aspirated V10 engine producing 520hp. If you feel that that just won’t do, you can also choose the V10 Plus which has the same engine but tuned to 610hp. Both of these engines are mated to a 7 speed S-Tronic gearbox, and that is all you can have! As far as we know, Audi do not have any plans to put a manual gearbox into the new R8. But who knows? Its all about what the customer wants…

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Now, all of this does come at a cost. The R8 V10 range starts at €231,500 for the V10 and €263,000 for the V10 Plus. Is it worth it? Stay tuned to Drivers Edition to find out how it fairs out on Irish roads, but more importantly, on the track.

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