After a few tweaks for the 2014 model year, the beloved Audi R8 is even more alluring than before. Take a look at this beautiful 2014 V10 Plus model for example. More than 60 kg (130 pounds) lighter than the standard V10 and with better output, the car is a winner and deserves a place on your list of favorite new rides.
All new R8 models share a series of cool features, such as larger shift paddles on the steering wheel, fresh alloy wheel designs, LED headlights and tail lamps, and new exterior colors. The best newcomer of all, however, is the seven-speed S-Tronic dual-clutch automatic transmission that improves fuel efficiency and contributes to better 0-100km/h (0-60 mph) times. For those who enjoy driving a stick Audi also offers the possibility to choose a traditional 6-speed manual box.
What makes the new V10 Plus lighter is a combination of changes that we definitely like: carbon fiber rear diffuser, rear spoiler, front splitter and side blades, carbon-ceramic brakes, reduced sound bay insulation, lightweight manual seats, and even a smaller fuel tank. With 550 hp and 398 lb-ft of torque coming from the naturally-aspirated 5.2-liter V10 engine, the car can reach 100km/h (60 mph) in 3.3 seconds and has a top speed of 320km/h (197 mph).