"The wonderful part about owning both an Italian supercar manufacturer and one of the premiere German automakers is that you can cherry-pick the best of both worlds and create something incredible. Throbbing under the Audi R8’s glass engine cover is the Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4’s incredible V10, nestled in the middle of Ingolstadt’s own highly advanced aluminum monocoque. Having grown two cylinders and a liter larger since its introduction, the R8 5.2 muscles its way into the company of supercars, but it does so with class and comfort rather than simply unruly brute force. Fortunately, the larger engine and increased performance haven’t changed the alluringly athletic sheetmetal in any way, allowing the R8 to stay at the forefront of auto styling. In many ways it draws comparisons with its competitors from Stuttgart, but the R8 translates its unique attributes into such an appealing form that it truly has no rivals."—Official description
The biggest difference from the Audi R8 4.2 FSI quattro is the replacement of the V8 for a V10 engine sourced from the Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4.
Other differences include a slightly altered body and LED lights. Production of the model was launched in 2008, and underwent a facelift in 2012 along with the introduction of a Plus trim.
The R8 5.2 FSI quattro uses a 5.2 litre FSI engine, based on the unit in the Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4, but is re-tuned to produce a power output of 532 PS (391 kW; 525 bhp), and generate 530 N⋅m (391 lbf⋅ft) of torque.
Compared to the V8 variant, the R8 V10's performance numbers are enhanced. Audi states the new 0 to 62 mph (0 to 100 km/h) time as 3.9 seconds, 60 to 124 mph (97 to 200 km/h) in 8.1 seconds, and a top speed of 196 mph (316 km/h).
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|V8TT - #2 R8|
V12TT - #8 R10 TDI
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|Conversion - Aspiration|
- It appears on the cover art for Forza Motorsport 3.
- Three liveried variants of the 2010 Audi R8 were released for Forza Motorsport 3. The Forza Motorsport and Community Edition variants were also available as part of the Exclusive Collector's Edition Car Pack.
- Gifted for purchasing the Limited Collector's Edition (Forza Motorsport variant)
- Gifted for pre-orders at certain retailers (Community Edition variant)
- Gifted as part of a giveaway for pre-ordering players before the title's release.
- "Forza Motorsport 4 - Cars" . forzamotorsport.net . Retrieved 03-10-2019.
- "Forza Motorsport 3 - Drei zusätzliche Autos für Vorbesteller" . gameswelt.de (German) . Retrieved 03-10-2019.
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