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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Steve Davies

Steve is an investor, private equity advisor and former Partner at KPMG, PwC and Bain.   Most importantly he's a life-long car enthusiast, mountain biker and active sports enthusiast. He designs and builds technology platforms and is the architect behind Transmission.

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