VIDEO: Watch an Audi R8 V10 Plus Get an Eight Hour Detail

You’d think every Audi R8 owner would keep their $200,000 supercar in tip-top shape. However, that’s not always the case, as evidenced by this new video from Top Gear. This owner’s Audi R8 V10 Plus has certainly seen better days and, in this video, gets cleaned back to factory-like condition.


The Audi R8 in question was actually in a hail storm, so its paint work was pretty banged up. It also had a ton of stickers on it at some point, which left quite a bit of glue residue on the car. The vibrant red seats had turned purplish and there were enough crumbs to make the Keebler Elf treehouse look clean. Due to all of that, the owner sort of lost interest in the car.

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No car is impossible to clean but eight hours is a short amount of time to clean a car as thoroughly as this Audi R8 needed. First, it needed just a proper wash, to get all of the loose dust and dirt off the car. Then special chemical glue remover was used to get rid of the old sticker glue, which felt rough on the paint. Lastly, a clay bar was needed to rid the paint of its many contaminants.


After the clay bar, both detailers got to work machine polishing the paint, which took up the majority of the eight hours. The slow, tedious machine polishing process left the Audi R8 V10 looking like it rolled off the showroom floor. The black paint looked brand new, with its depth and shine restored, after looking pretty bleak.

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The Audi R8 V10 is a sensational supercar, one that should always be meticulously looked after. If anyone’s R8 does fall into visual disarray, pay a great detailer whatever it costs to get it looking new again because it’s absolutely worth it.


Nico DeMattia

I've been in love with cars since I was a kid, specifically German cars. Now I get to drive them talk about them on the internet.