V10 power for Audi R8

The Audi R8 5.2 FSI quattro has many numbers to whet the appetite, but one of them jumps from the spec sheet more forcefully than the rest. It’s not the headline 525bhp, nor the torque peak of 391lb ft. It’s top speed of 196mph is pretty impressive, so too it’s 0-62mph time of just 3.9-seconds (aided in both manual and R-Tronic cars with a Launch Control function), but the killer figure is this one – 8700rpm.

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