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Here's the 2017 Audi R8 V10 in its full 360-degree glory

What happens when you take ​one mid-engined supercar and add two 360-degree cameras? We go full circle at Thunderhill Raceway with Audi's lusty, rambunctious R8.

The Audi R8 catapulted itself to Dream Car status as soon as it was released in 2006. Now, more than a decade later, the car still looks pretty much the same -- but it's gotten faster and more powerful. A 5.2-liter V10 engine puts out 610 horsepower at a screaming 8,250 RPM, and the 413 pound-feet of torque reaches full bore at a relatively low 6,500 RPM. (Low, that is, for an engine that redlines at 8,700 RPM.)

But that's enough of numbers: let's talk driving pleasure. The Quattro all-wheel drive system keeps the Audi firmly stuck to the ground. During my time at Thunderhill Raceway it never once broke traction, although I kept traction control on for my hot laps. Getting loosey-goosey in the corners is fun and all, but it takes a major bite out of lap times.

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Carbon ceramic brakes provide stopping power and the seven-speed dual-clutch transmission provides brilliant, rev-matching downshifts when braking into a corner. It's enough to make you feel like Iron Man.

But you'll pay for all this driving delight. My test model with the V10 Plus engine starts at $189,900 and once all the options are accounted for, and a gas-guzzler tax of $1,300 and a $1,250 destination charge are added, the grand total is $198,850.

Want an R8, indeed.