620HP Audi R8 GT v AWD R8 v RWD R8: DRAG RACE

We’ve got three glorious V10-powered R8s, and they’re about to go head-to-head over the quarter mile!

So let’s see how the three compare. Starting with the R8 V10 Performance, it’s powered by a 5.2-litre naturally-aspirated V10 that can produce 570hp and 550Nm of torque. Power is sent to the rear wheels via a 7-speed dual clutch gearbox, and it tips the scales at 1,590kg. If you’re looking to pick one up, it’ll cost around £132,000.

Then we have the R8 V10 Performance Spyder. It’s housing the same engine was the coupe, but power has been increased to 620hp and 580Nm. Power is sent to all four wheels via a 7-speed dual clutch, but as it’s the Spyder it’s the heaviest car here, weighing in at 1,695kg. The price is also up on the coupe, costing around £167,000.

But that price is nothing compared to the limited-edition R8 GT – the last fully petrol-powered R8 to ever be produced! It costs from £200,000, and only 15 of them are set to go on sale in the UK! However, it still comes with the same 5.2-litre V10 as the other cars, and the power output is almost identical to the Spyder, at 620hp and 565Nm! Power is sent to the rear wheels only, but it’s also the lightest car here, at 1,570kg.

So how will this one play out – will the all-new R8 snatch it? Or will the AWD performance of the Spyder power it to victory? There’s only one way to find out… LET’S RACE! Don’t forget to follow us also on Facebook, Pinterest or Instagram!

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