Audi has completed development of a 530-horse V-10-powered R8. But demand for the regular R8 is so strong here in the United States (we hear dealers are asking astronomical premiums) the company has pushed back the launch of the car until well into 2009. No point undermining a sales success.
With more power-at least 110 horses extra-plus upgraded suspension, wheels, tires, and brakes, the V-10 will move the R8 into genuine supercar territory. The easy way to pick the V-10 version from the regular R8 is the extended scoops on the car’s distinctive side blades, needed to get more cooling air into the engine compartment.
Source: Motor Trend