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Audi R8 V10 Plus - best supercars

The Audi R8 has long been one of the best ‘everyday’ supercars, and this hasn’t changed despite losing the V8 option

The latest version of the Audi R8 looks a lot like the last one at first glance, but there’s a myriad of new tech, and performance is better than ever.

The most obvious difference if you’re planning to buy Audi’s ‘everyday’ supercar is the current lack of a V8 option. Nowadays you’ve got a choice between the 533bhp or 602bhp versions of the noisy V10 that is shared with the Lamborghini Huracan.

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• Audi R8 review

There’s no manual option, but the twin-clutch automated gearbox offers super quick shifts when you’ve got the hammer down (and utterly seamless ones when you don’t). The quattro 4x4 system is updated too, and offers incredible levels of grip and balance with a torque split system that can send 100 per cent to the front or rear on demand.

With super-sharp steering to boot, we reckon the R8 is nimbler on the limit than the Lambo, as well as being more conducive to lurid tail slides if that’s your kind of thing. It’s quick too, with 0-62mph in 3.2 seconds for the hotter V10 Plus.

With a terrific high-quality interior featuring a 12.3-inch virtual cockpit display, and a supple, comfortable ride, only the poor luggage capacity prevents the R8 from being a flawless all-rounder.

Top 10 best supercars 2019

  1. 1. McLaren 720S
  2. 2. Ferrari 488 GTB
  3. 3. Lamborghini Huracan Performante
  4. 4. Ferrari 812 Superfast
  5. 5. Porsche 911 GT2 RS
  6. 6. Audi R8 V10 Plus
  7. 7. Ford GT
  8. 8. Aston Martin DBS Superleggera
  9. 9. Lamborghini Aventador S
  10. 10. Honda NSX
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