Feature Flick: 550-HP 2014 Audi R8 V10 Plus Runs and Sings Through the Forest

We have lots to look forward to once the 2014 Audi R8 V10 Plus arrives in the U.S. We already know it’ll be fast, but until we can hear the V-10’s glorious engine note on the street,you can listen to it over and over again in the video below.

The short clip features a red R8 V10 Plus showing off its revised and sexy sheetmetal along with its sweet-sounding V-10 that puts out 550 hp and 391 lb-ft of torque (the background music is tolerable). The video also points out a few key features of the range-topping R8, like its all-LED headlights, lightweight chassis, and trick sequential rear turn signals. Most importantly, the video mentions the R8’s new gearbox, a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic that we recently sampled and fount to be “one brilliantly versatile box, silky when you want it, but ever ready to blip the throttle, hook up four fat tires, and fly through gears like a Vegas sharpie flipping aces.”

The R8 V10 Plus replaces the R8 V10 GT, which produced 560 hp (though current rumors state that the GT will return in a year or so). The updated R8 will still be offered with a V-8 engine (430 hp and 317 lb-ft) and the “normal” V-10, which produces 525 hp and 391 lb-ft. The R8 arrives in showrooms next month, so until then enjoy the video below.

Source: Audi via YouTube