Zero to 60 races up at 3.7 seconds and top track speed is electronically limited to just 196.4 miles per hour. It will complete the quarter mile in less than 12 seconds.
However, there is one thing you should know. All that power is accessible virtually throughout the rpm range. Just exercise your right foot and this puppy takes off with the sweetest sounds this side of the 24 hours of LeMans.
This does something to guys. In the parking garage at work there is an older attendant who takes great pride in his place and customers. He was in the booth as I left one day after enjoying the thunderous sounds of the V10 echoing off the concrete walls. Upon exit, he cracked a big smile and waved smartly. He knew what this was all about.
Handling is supercar quick and the feedback is racetrack positive. You know what this car is up to at all times. Audi’s excellent all-wheel-drive certainly aids the effort. Body lean is virtually non-existent; the seats keep you solidly in place and the rather large 235/35R19 tires up front with the 295/30R/19s to the rear are good anchors too.