In a recent video from Carfection, we’re welcomed to a new format where host Alex Goy does just three laps around Castle Combe race track. This episode’s car is the Audi R8 V10 Plus, one of our absolute favorite cars. And after watching how it performs for three straight laps and hearing what Goy has to say, it’s even more beloved by the QD team.
Packing a 5.2 liter naturally-aspirated V10, the R8 V10 Plus develops 610 hp, which is staggering for a naturally-aspirated engine today. With every supercar going turbocharged, the R8’s free-breathing engine is a breath of fresh air (pun intended). It also has an unbelievably intoxicating soundtrack, quite possibly the best engine noise on the market.
But it isn’t just all noise, as the R8 V10 Plus is properly fast. It’s savage in its speed and can take corners and pants-ruining velocities. Goy seems rather pleased with the R8, as he tackles Caste Combe, explaining just how violently fast it is.
He also mentions that the steering is very good, sharp, with great brakes and body control. Overall, it’s a great track car, one that allows its driver to feel like a superhero (I guess that’s why it’s Iron Man’s car?). But the Audi R8 can also be used everyday, as a street car, without sacrificing much, in any, comfort.