Audi R8 5.2 FSI: Power to the power of ten

Andrew Hopkins

In the past two years, Audi have sold more than 10,000 R8s. For two years, the 420bhp Audi R8 4.2 FSI has been putting the fear of God into its competitors, both in Germany and beyond. Only a handful of experts had thought that Audi was capable of producing such a super sports car. Rival manufacturers were also astounded by its fabulous sales figures. The competition is about to encounter a lot more stress, as the new ten-cylinder Audi R8 5.2 FSI is on its way.

On average, this V10 should be happy doing 20.62 miles to the gallon. The engine output has also been increased from 420 to 525 bhp. Going by the data alone, it is safe to predict that once you have sat behind the steering wheel of the R8 V10, you will lose all interest in the V8.