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The Audi R8 V10 Plus Competition has more downforce, less weight

The limited-edition car will cost $237,350 -- not including destination and the gas-guzzler tax.

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Audi is making the R8 even more thrilling, thanks to a new Competition package.

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The new package will be offered only on the R8 V10 Plus coupe, meaning the 5.2-liter V10 will be rated for 602 horsepower and 413 pound-feet of torque.

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A new aerodynamic package doubles the amount of downforce produced at 93 miles per hour. At top speed, the Competition generates 220 pounds more downforce than the standard R8 V10 Plus.

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These milled 20-inch wheels, inspired by the look of those on the R8 GT4 racing car, save 26.4 pounds of weight.

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All Competition package models wear Suzuka Gray paint and feature upgrades like an Alcantara-wrapped steering wheel.

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New titanium backing plates for the carbon-ceramic brake pads shed another 2.2 pounds of mass.

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Audi claims the Competition package makes this the most performance-focused version to date of the R8.

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The Competition package is quite expensive, adding $42,950 on top of the price of a regular R8 V10 Plus.

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The new aero kit produces more drag, so the Competition version has a top speed of just 196 miles per hour compared to the regular V10 Plus's 204 mph.

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The R8 Competition package will reach dealers in November 2018. But Audi is only making 10 of them, so don't hesitate too long.

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