2015 Audi R8 Competition Is Audi’s Fastest Killer Coupe Sporting 570 HP V10 Plus Engine

Word to the wise -- you may want to cover your keyboard with some plastic wrap or other protective layer before reading on, lest you short it out with your drool. It's hard not to work up a slobber when reading about Audi's forthcoming R8 Competition, a limited edition supercar of sorts that was shown off at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show.

Only 60 of these audacious automobiles will make it into the U.S. Each one will sport a 5.2-liter V10 engine that's been finely tuned and tweaked to deliver a remarkable 570 horsepower, which is enough to go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in a mere 3.2 seconds and hit a top speed of 199MPH. Performance is aided by a seven-speed, dual clutch S Tronic gearbox, sport exhaust system, and black high-gloss tailpipes for good measure. In case you're wondering, yes, this is the fastest R8 ever offered.

Audi R8 Competition

"The R8 competition is engineered to push the limits, sharing the same naturally aspirated V10 FSI engine as the Audi R8 LMS race car which has won Daytona and Nuerburgring 24 hour races as well as all other major GT races around the globe," Audi says. "The award-winning GT-engine represents the pinnacle of durability, requiring its first major service after approximately 13,000 miles under race conditions or approximately one full race season. Competitor engines require a major service after one 24 hour race."

Audi R8 Competition Rear

The Competition R8 isn't just fast, it's a looker as well. It has copious matte carbon exterior elements consisting of a fixed rear spoiler, engine bay, mirror housings, flics, side blades, front spoiler, and rear diffusor. Incidentally, all that carbon also helps lower the weight and provide greater downforce, Audi says.

Audi R8 Interior

Other touches include gloss black wheels with 305 cross-section rear tires and ceramic brakes with anodized red brake calipers, a matte carbon fiber treatment on the inside, and illuminated "R8 Competition" door sill inlays.

Audi will start taking orders for the R8 Competition in early November with deliveries taking place in early 2015.