Although relative new-comers to the supercar game back in 2011, Audi’s R8 was already a statement of automotive exotica. This, being a first-generation car, is actually based on the Lamborghini Gallardo, with chassis and engine components being shared with the legendary Italian supercar. Our subject car is a 2011 R8 V10—an upgrade from the introductory V8 that was originally offered. This tastefully-optioned supercar features several upgrades that help differentiate it from the run-of-the mill specimens. Located in Wisconsin and with just 18,100 miles on the clock, this could just be the Teutonic supercar you’re looking for.
The exterior of this Audi R8 features a combination of metal and carbon-fiber. Finished in Phantom Black, the R8 V10 features 19” 10-spoke alloy wheels and carbon fiber exterior mirrors. The V10 features all-LED lighting both front and rear, and was the first car to do so when launched. The V10 in particular features more aggressive styling, V10 badging and, of course, beefier dual-exit exhausts. Inside the R8 you get the enhanced leather package, which includes leather extended onto the dashboard and console surround. Also optioned were additional carbon fiber inlays, as well as a leather sport steering wheel. The seats are 10-way electric adjustable, while this R8 also features illuminated door sills. Rounding out the interior is a Bang & Olufsen sound system, along with Audi Plus navigation.
The V10 engine is heavily-based on the Lamborghini Gallardo’s, and features 525 hp and 391 lb-ft of torque. At the time, it was the fastest R8 on offer, with a top speed of 196 mph and a 0-62mph time of just 3.9 seconds. Power is sent to all four wheels via a 6-speed “R-Tronic” transmission and Audi’s famed Quattro system.
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