Audi R8 V-10
Engine: 525-horsepower 5.2-liter V-10
The Volkswagen Group has a number of luxury brands under its umbrella. From the costliest on down, there's Bugatti, Lamborghini, Bentley, Porsche (to be fully absorbed next month) and, finally, Audi.
For those who didn't already know that Audi and Lamborghini are related, the R8 drives the message home. The available 525-horsepower 5.2-liter V-10 engine is the same as that used in the Lamborghini Gallardo
While V10 R8 prices start at about $150,000 , if you want the ultimate in Audi performance you'll be pushing closer to $200,000 for the 560 horsepower R8 GT. Add about $10,000 if you want the convertible.
The R8 is a friendlier car for day-to-day street driving than the Gallardo while also being, arguably, handsomer. From a design standpoint, it fits well into the Audi brand while drawing some attention to the extended family.