Make no mistake: This is a race car in street dress. This top-spec R8 is ready to hit the track to demonstrate its superiority and remind any driver of its race-bred upbringing. If Audi’s success on the racetracks of the world for nearly 100 years have escaped you, a few turns in this R8 will tell you all you need to know. The mid-engined FSI (Fuel Stratified Injection) 5.2-liter V10 delivers awe-inspiring horsepower and screams to an epic 8,700 RPM. Power is put to the wheels via Audi’s legendary quattro all-wheel-drive system. Via continuously variable torque distribution, power is adjusted dynamically to the wheels with the most grip. The system is significantly rear-biased, making a drift or tail-happy wag possible, but only with severe coaxing. Above all, the quattro system inspires utter confidence in the driver and will pull the R8 through the tightest corners with ease.