Audi has made its R8 high-performance sports car even more attractive and dynamic. The Audi R8 V10 plus is a new top model in the series, with a totally new 7-speed S tronic (dual clutch automated manual). The LED headlights and the new rear indicator lights are standard equipment on all variants.
The R8 measures 4.44 meters (14.44 ft) long, 1.90 meters (6.23 ft) wide and only 1.25 meters high (4.10 ft)—Spyder: 1.24 meters (4.07 ft)—the broad Audi R8, developed and built by quattro GmbH, stands firmly on the road, ready to pounce. New details lend its design even more acuity. The single-frame grille with the beveled upper corners is painted high-gloss black, with horizontal chrome inserts adorning the struts on the V10 variants. The bumper is also new, with the air inlets bearing three crossbars each. As an option, Audi installs a front splitter made of carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP). The splitter is standard on the new Audi R8 V10 plus.
LED headlights with a new technology are now standard on all variants of the Audi R8. The light-emitting diodes for the high and low beams have been placed above and below the strip-shaped daytime running lights, which are specially actuated to serve as indicators. In addition, static turning lights are integrated in the headlights.
The housings of the outside mirrors and the side blades, the lateral air inlets on the Coupé, are made from CFRP on the new Audi R8 V10 plus top model. In the 10-cylinder variants the blades extend outwards farther than on the V8 and have special edging; small marks of distinction also occur at the sills. The vent louvers next to the rear window have an aluminum look on the Audi R8 V10 Coupé (matt black on the R8 V8 Coupé and R8 V10 plus). As an option, LEDs illuminate the engine compartment; in the Audi R8 V10 plus this illumination as well as a partial CFRP lining for the engine compartment are standard.