A fan favorite among shoppers and staffers alike, we here at Audi Des Moines have nothing but love for our esteemed German automaker's high-flying luxury sports coupe, the 2017 R8.


And, evidently, such an opinion is one that resonates with Cars.com critic Joe Wiesenfelder, too. Check out his assessment of the R8 in the clip below:

Motivated by a 5.2-liter V10 engine, the base R8 is rated at a robust 540 horsepower and 398 pound-feet of torque. The engine, in turn, teams with a seven-speed automated-manual transmission and standard quattro® all-wheel drive.


The ten-cylinder engine of the top-of-the-line V10 Plus model, meanwhile, is on another plane entirely. Turning out a titanic 610 horsepower and 413 pound-feet of torque, the V10 Plus is a brutal beast, indeed.


To learn more about this debonair dynamo, or to take one for a spin, we suggest you set a course for our Johnston, IA location. Our automotive aces are on hand to address your every query about the R8, or any other Audi model within the current lineup.

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