Supercars are generally defined by their engines and the Audi R8 is no different. The 5.2L V-10 engine has been given some upgrades for the 2020 model year and the result is a blistering 562 horsepower and 406 lb-ft of torque. For those that absolutely must have a car capable of 200 mph, the Performance model (formerly Plus model) features a 611 horsepower and 417 lb-ft of torque version of the V-10. All-wheel drive is standard across the entire lineup as is a 7-speed S-tronic gearbox. Keeping things in control are magnetic shock absorbers, which use magnets suspended in fluid to instantly adjust suspension firmness on the fly. Bumps can thusly be dealt with as they are encountered, with the kind of speed that would've been impossible several years ago. Magnetic shocks also allow the R8 to be driven in one of four different modes, comfort, auto, dynamic and individual, meaning that the right setting for the conditions and for the driver's mood can always be found. Also standard is the gas pressurized shock absorption found on both the Coupe and Spyder Performance Series to aid with a racetrack feel and response for race enthusiasts. The Audi R8 is a sports car first and foremost but it makes for quite a comfortable long-distance cruiser. Standard features on the R8 include Audi's AudiConnect infotainment system, a 550 Watt Bang & Olufsen Sound system, a multifunction steering wheel, heated 14-way power adjustable sports seats, an alcantara headliner, leather seating and automatic climate control. Standard exterior features include 19-inch wheels, LED headlights, taillights and daytime running lights, heated power folding exterior mirrors and a parking assist system with a rearview camera. The V10 Performance (Coupe and Spyder version) is of course slightly more performance oriented, so it sacrifices the stereo in favor of a lighter 5-speaker system and adds carbon fibre seats, mirrors, Instrument panel and door sills for less weight and by extension, more speed. Stopping power is also upgraded to ceramic brakes and wider tires. The V10 Performance also gets a special performance mode, which adjusts the traction control and stability control to aid the driver during high speed driving around a racetrack. As well as the updated handling, this race inspired model would not be complete without its Performance Data recorder.