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9 Best 2017 All-Wheel Drive Coupes

9. Audi R8 V10 Coupe

Base Price: $162,900

Think of the 2017 Audi R8 V10 Coupe as the Audi that went to the gym and bulked up into a muscle-bound powerhouse. The all-wheel drive R8 is Audi’s supercar, and has been driven by the Iron Man himself, Tony Stark, in several Marvel movies since 2008’s original “Iron Man.”

The Audi R8 V10 Coupe is all-new for 2017. It checks all the exotic supercar boxes:

Futuristic styling? Check.

Lightweight aluminum construction? Check.

Mid-mounted V10 engine? Check.

Over 500 horsepower? Check.

The R8’s 5.2-liter V10 engine provides 540 horsepower, routed through the 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and quattro all-wheel drive system. Zero to 60 takes 3.5 seconds. Top track speed is 199 mph. If that’s not enough, there’s the Plus model with 610 horsepower. Decisions, decisions…

The interior of the R8 V10 Coupe has plenty of room for two and no more. The sport seats have 18-way power and are covered in fine Nappa leather. The Bang & Olufsen 12-speaker audio system has 550 watts of power to blast your tunes at any speed. Full LED headamps light your way with bright, intense white light. A full complement of luxury and performance amenities are included as standard.

The 2017 Audi R8 V10 Coupe is the ultimate Audi. It is more powerful, faster, and handles better than anything else with the four-ring grille. It is raw yet civilized and practical, a supercar you could use every day.

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This nationally recognized, award-winning writer brings to Carpreview.com two decades of automotive testing and reporting for newspapers, books, magazines, and the Internet. The former Executive Auto Editor of Consumer Guide, Chuck has covered cars for HowStuffWorks.com, Collectible Automobile magazine, and the Publications International Ltd. automotive book series. This ex-newspaper reporter has also appeared as an automotive expert on network television and radio. He’s a charter member of the Midwest Automotive Media Association, the president of the Rocky Mountain Automotive Media association, and a juror for the annual Active Lifestyle Vehicle of the Year awards. Chuck writes from Colorado Springs, Colo. If you have a question for Chuck, write to him at [email protected]