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 |  Jul 09 2013, 11:01 AM

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Topping the Camaro ZL1, we have a new fastest lap time at the AutoGuide Test Track and it belongs to the Audi R8 V10 Plus.

Posting a 1:18.449 on the 1.86-mile (3 km) long Toronto Motorsports Park, it was over a second and a half faster than the more powerful Camaro ZL1.

Reviewed by Editor-in-Chief Colum Wood, he commented that, “Perhaps the only thing more astounding than the pull of the V10 engine at high revs, is how amazing it sounds.”

WATCH: Camaro ZL1 Sets 1:20.1 Lap Time

Timed laps, as always, were performed by AutoGuide hot shoe David Pratte, who was perhaps most impressed by the amazingly fast and new-for-2014 R-Tronic seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, referring to it as “Star Wars level shit.”

The R8 V10 Plus is powered by an up-rated 5.2-liter V10 engine making 550 hp, while carbon fiber body components as well as carbon ceramic brakes help shed 130 lbs compared to the standard V10 model.

Click here for a complete list of our lap times and be sure to watch our video review below:

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NOTE: Our original data showed a 1:16.3 lap time using an Aim Sports data acquisition system, though that has been corrected to a 1:18.449. After consulting with AiM, it appears as though the 1:16.3 is a predictive lap time where the software fills out the remainder of the lap based on the best times from previous laps. The car had a “slight” off-track excursion on turn 9 of that lap, meaning a 116.3 is possible, though we didn’t technically achieve it.

  • Honest Abe

    That video just blew my mind. Hard to imagine the R8 is so old wen it looks so modern.