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Audi R8 V10 Plus pitted against the Renault Clio Cup

Evo Magazine recently conducted an interesting comparison between two different cars, the Audi R8 V10 Plus and Renault Clio Cup. The duel between the two is not something that we get to see every day as one’s a full-blown supercar while the other was created to be properly fast around a track. However, it’s still interesting to see the two being pitted against each other, especially when you take into consideration the huge price gap that separates the two.

The Audi R8 V10 Plus is the range-topping variant and can be had exclusively as a coupe with the familiar naturally aspirated V10 5.2-liter generating no less than 550 PS (404 kW) and a maximum torque of 540 Nm. It needs a mere 3.5 seconds for the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) run and will keep on accelerating until it hits a top speed of 197 mph (31 km/h).

On the other hand, the Renault Clio Cup is based on the Clio RS 200 EDC and is motivated by a 4-cylinder, 1.6-liter turbocharged engine outputting 220 PS (161 kW) and 270 Nm of torque. The engine works together with a 6-speed Sadev sequential gearbox capable of changing the gears in only 100 milliseconds.

Aside from the massive power difference between the two, there’s also an enormous price gap as the Audi R8 V10 Plus costs 174,400 EUR whereas the Renault Clio Cup is 37,800 EUR (without VAT).

Adrian Padeanu

Long-time fan of the fabled Four Rings.