Jay Leno Drives The 2017 Audi R8: Video

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Audi’s second-generation R8 has just gone sale in the United States and one of the first guys behind the wheel, as usual, is Jay Leno.

The comedian has a soft spot for the R8, as the original was one of the first cars he filmed after starting up his web series Jay Leno’s Garage.

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He appears pretty pleased with the new model, though he couldn’t help himself from pointing out that the car no longer offers a manual transmission.

Another major difference with the second generation is that it now comes exclusively with a V-10 engine (at least for now). The V-10 comes in two flavors, though, and Leno tested the more potent R8 V10 Plus model which comes with 610 horsepower.

It allows the car to reach 62 mph from rest in 3.2 seconds and hit a top speed of 205 mph, though those figures are probably a bit conservative as the Audi rep in the video is quick to point out.

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