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Thanks for sharing. The one downside is he repeats a few times that there's a 5.0L V10 before the 5.2L V10 in the R8 - not the case, of course. Yes, the Gallardo had it's own 5.0L early on, but the 5.2L was Audi's replacement and, of course, the only one ever to be found in the R8.

All of that said, it IS interesting how the R8 turned out to be one of Audi's more reliable cars - not usually the case that the highest end / halo car is the most reliable! Probably helped by the fact that the R8, in this case, is not an electronics marvel full of new gadgetry - it's actually quite simple.
 

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Speaking of this V10 reliability. There is another video about R8 LMS where the head of production and testing for Audi Sport mentioned the production V10 engine is actually used to race. The engine can be subjected to 20,000 racing km before rebuild.

24 hours of racing at Nordschleife is about 4000km. So 5 times that.
 
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