Without question, the new Audi R8 V10 Performance is the fastest car in the history of the Audi brand. It’s been clocked hitting 60 mph in under three seconds and it can easily break the 200 mph mark. It’s a shockingly fast car and the fastest thing we’ve ever driven. But how fast is it really, when someone gets high-tech timing gear on it?
In this new video from Carwow, Mat Watson takes the Audi R8 V10 Performance and does some proper performance testing to see how quick it is in real world conditions.
Audi claims the R8 V10 Performance can hit 60 mph in 3.1 seconds, which is already seriously quick. Watson tested it, with his GPS-based timing gear, and even in wet, slippery conditions, the R8 was still able to break the claimed time and run a 3.0 second 0-60 sprint. During that 3.0 second sprint, Watson even noticed that the back end got a bit sideways, due to slippery conditions and cold tires. So better conditions will allow the R8 to break into the two-second range for sure.
What’s even more fun about this video is that Watson also shows that the Audi R8 V10 Performance isn’t just some tidy, sensible Audi. It’s a proper hooligan, capable of beautifully controlled drifts, despite being all-wheel drive. Typically, tail-out hooligan fun isn’t in Audi’s wheelhouse but it seems to be in the R8’s, as it slides around like a BMW M3 with Watson at the helm.
Overall, it seems like Mat Watson really loves the Audi R8. In fact, when it gets to the part in the video where he suggests whether or not you should consider it, shortlist or just go ahead and buy it, he claims the latter. If you’re in the market for a supercar, it’s hard to beat the Audi R8. It’s fast as all hell, comes with a killer soundtrack and is both fun and easy to drive. What’s not to love?