At the beginning of 2015, Audi presented us the second generation of its supercar model, the Audi R8. This second generation would hit our roads later that year, available in two different variants. The first Audi R8 was also available with two different power variants, a 4.2-liter V8 and a V10 of 5.2, delivering 430 and 525 hp respectively. In the second generation, we have versions V10 and V10 Plus with identical atmospheric V10 mechanics although with powers of 540 and 610 CV.
It is possible that, if you have a good current account, you are thinking about buying the Audi R8 but hesitate between the “normal” V10 or the V10 Plus. They are 70 hp difference, which is not few, although the least powerful of today and exceeds the most powerful of the first generation. The difference between both variants is about 23,000 euros. According to homologated figures, the V10 makes 0 to 100 in 3.5 and the V10 Plus in 3.2 seconds, with respective speeds maximum of 320 and 330 km / h.
To make more visible and to really know those differences between the two variants, Auto Express has run a drag race with both vehicles and has hung it on YouTube. In the video, you can visually see the difference of that 70 hp in identical conditions at the end of a kilometer of pure acceleration. In it, we also see that the Audi R8 V10 seems to accelerate better in the first few meters than the V10 Plus. However, they give better acceleration time to the V10 Plus
According to the measurements of the medium, the V10 takes 3.5 seconds and the V10 Plus needs 3 seconds to perform 0 to 60 mph (0 to 98 km / h). According to the images, the less powerful it takes less to cover that acceleration so perhaps the Auto Express medium has done several times the drag test with both and the shot recorded and published has not been the most successful. According to their measurements, the time it takes to cover the first 1,000 meters is 20.5 seconds for the Audi R8 V10 and 19.9 for the V10 Plus. Again, it does not match the time they show us with the difference that appears in the images.
Source – Auto Express