Audi R8 Competition: The Latest and Greatest

Over the course of the Audi R8's lifetime, the car has been seen in many forms. From Coupe to Spyder, from 4.2 liter V8 to 5.2 liter V10, the list goes on. This particular version is the loftiest yet; an even more hardcore version based on Audi's flagship model: the 562-horsepower R8 V10 Plus. This car, with its fixed rear spoiler, gloss black wheels and carbon fiber bumper canards, is the newest addition into Audi's line of limited edition R8 models.

Following the pre-facelift R8 GT and the newly-introduced R8 LMX (which will unfortunately not be sold in America), this car stands out as something special, as only 60 R8 Competitions will be produced. Utilizing Audi's S-Tronic, 8-speed transmission and Quattro all-wheel drive, the R8 Competition will make the sprint from zero to 60 in 3.2 seconds, with the V10 screaming all the way to the car's top speed of 199 miles per hour. Why Audi decided not to push the 200 mph envelope is beyond me, but I'm unfortunately not in any position to buy one of these, so who am I to complain? Regardless, the R8 Competition's combination of menacing looks, brutal performance and outright rarity undoubtedly make it the most desirable car in their modern lineup.

As this generation of R8 comes to an end, and the new generation (which will likely be powered by a detuned version of the Lamborghini Huracan's 5.2 liter V10) begins production, this R8 does wonders to celebrate the end of an era for an incredible car.