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Audi R8

No model with the four rings is closer to motorsport, none is more striking and more dynamic: at the Geneva Motor Show, Audi is presenting the second generation of its high-performance R8 sports car. The V10 mid-engine and a newly developed quattro drive ensure breathtaking driving performance, especially in the top-of-the-range version with 449 kW (610 hp): achieving 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in just 3.2 seconds, its top speed is 330 km/h (205.1 mph). A high-revving mid-engine with superior performance, a consistently lightweight construction concept and an extremely dynamic chassis with quattro drive system and fully variable torque control – this is what makes the R8 the sporty spearhead of Audi. The high-performance sports car has been newly developed from the ground up – it is more taut, more striking and more fascinating both on the race track and on the road.

Basic Information

  • Audi R8 V10, Audi R8 V10 plus
    07/08/15
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    The fastest production Audi ever: the new Audi R8

    The previous model was already the sporty vanguard of the brand – and this applies to the second generation Audi R8* even more. The newly conceptualized high-performance sports car has been made even tauter and stronger, both on and off the race track. Embodied in its DNA is know-how acquired in the numerous car racing successes that Audi has achieved over the years – primarily in endurance racing events. The sport prototypes have won the 24 hours of Le Mans 13 times since 2000, and the R8 LMS contributed seven more overall victories in 24 hour races since 2009. *The fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of all models named above and available on the German market can be found in the list in the last chapter of this basic information.
  • Audi R8 V10 plus
    06/12/15
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    Innovative technologies in the new Audi R8 model family

    At Audi, race cars and production cars have a lot in common in many technology areas – including their controls and displays. The best example is the similarity between the sport prototype Audi R18 e-tron quattro and the new production sports car, the Audi R8*. Their steering wheels and digital displays share a lot of common features. The high-performance sports car, which will go on sale in late summer, is part of a sporty model family together with the GT race car, the Audi R8 LMS, and the battery-electric powered Audi R8 e-tron. In its latest evolutionary stage, the Audi R8 offers more power, speed and endurance.

Recent Press Releases

  • Cockpit view Audi R8 and Audi R18 e-tron quattro
    06/12/15
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    Innovative technologies in the new Audi R8 model family

    At Audi, race cars and production cars have a lot in common in many technical areas – including their controls and displays. The best example is the similarity between the Audi R18 e-tron quattro race car prototype, which will start at the 24 hours of Le Mans this weekend, and the new production Audi R8 sports car. The designs of their steering wheels and digital displays show significant commonalities. The high-performance sports car, which will go on sale late this summer, is part of a sporty model family together with the GT race car, the Audi R8 LMS, and the battery-electric powered Audi R8 e-tron. In its latest evolutionary stage, the Audi R8 offers even more power, speed and endurance.
  • R8 production at Audi Böllinger Höfe near the Neckarsulm site
    05/25/15
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    Weight Watchers

    Audi is expanding its leading role in lightweight design even further with the Audi R8 sports car. The new model with its multi-material bodyshells, leave the production facilities close to Neckarsulm.
  • 126th Annual General Meeting of AUDI AG 2015
    05/13/15
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    New Audi R8 ready to launch

    Motorsport feeling in everyday driving: The completely newly-developed Audi R8 can now be ordered in Europe. The sports car will then make its appearance on the streets in autumn 2015.
  • Audi reveals laser headlights for the new R8
    02/16/15
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    Audi reveals laser headlights for the new R8

    Audi is revealing the headlights of its new R8* as the first of a number of technology highlights of the top sports car. The R8 uses LED headlights which can be supplemented by a laser high beam lighting module as an option.

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