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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.

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  • 10/04/16
    Models

    Audi R8 Spyder

    Spectacular design and breathtaking dynamics, combined with the allure of open-top driving – Audi presents the second generation of the R8 Spyder. Its 540-hp V10 engine provides breathtaking performance and a sound that will move you.
  • 07/09/15
    Models

    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.
  • 06/12/15
    Audi MediaCenter

    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.
  • 03/02/15
    Models

    Audi R8 Coupé

    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).

Basic Information

  • 10/04/16
    Models

    Power all along the line: the Audi R8 Spyder V10

    540-hp mid-mounted engine, quattro drive with variable torque distribution, lightweight body of carbon fiber and aluminum, new performance mode – the Audi R8 Spyder* offers the finest in high-tech, and its cloth top provides for first-class open-top driving enjoyment. “We are bringing all of our motorsport know-how to series production with the new R8 Spyder V10,” says Stephan Winkelmann, CEO of quattro GmbH. “The second generation thus tops the powerful performance of its predecessor.” *The fuel consumption and emissions values of all models available on the German market and named in this text are listed in the last chapter of this document.
  • 07/08/15
    Models

    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.
  • 06/12/15
    Models

    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

  • 09/29/16
    Models

    Audi R8 and R8 Spyder

    No other production car with the four rings is as powerful, fast or distinctive. The high-performance R8 sports car is designed for maximum dynamics in all technical areas. In the sports car world, the Audi R8 is right among the leaders in terms of its driving performance. The R8 Coupé V10 accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (0 to 62.1 mph) in a mere 3.2 seconds and keeps going to its maximum speed of 330 km/h (205.1 mph).
  • 09/05/16
    Technology

    Audi leads the pack – including in the “Auto Bild” test rankings

    Audi leads the pack – including in the tests conducted by “Auto Bild” magazine. The latest issue of the motoring publication lists the top 100 test cars, arranged in ten different categories. Audi is out in front wherever dynamics, driving safety and comfort are the key attributes – with two class wins for the Audi R8 V10 plus, 15 further top placings and a remarkable achievement in the noise emissions (interior acoustics) category.
  • 07/13/16
    Models

    The new Audi R8 Spyder V10 is in the starting blocks

    Audi unveiled the new R8 Spyder V10* at the 2016 New York International Auto Show in March. Pre-sales are starting in Europe tomorrow. The base price in Germany is €179,000.
  • 05/10/16
    Models

    Special edition of the Audi R8 Coupé V10 plus: “selection 24h”

    One year ago the Audi R8 LMS won the 24 Hours Nürburgring on its debut. The GT3 car’s victory marked the start of a successful year of motor racing for Audi Sport. The brand now celebrates the R8 LMS with the “selection 24h” special edition, a homage to its tally of 323 wins in national and international race assignments since 2009.
  • 03/23/16
    Models

    New Audi R8 Spyder V10: debut at the New York International Auto Show

    397 kW (540 hp), from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 3.6 seconds, top speed 318 km/h (197.6 mph) – the new Audi R8 Spyder* with V10 naturally aspirated engine merges impressive performance with the allure of open-top driving. Its striking design and high-end technologies demonstrate the concentrated expertise of the premium brand. Audi is unveiling its new open high-performance sports car at the New York International Auto Show 2016.
  • 03/23/16
    Models

    Dynamic driving open to the sky – the new Audi R8 Spyder V10

    Spectacular design and breathtaking dynamism, combined with the allure of open-top driving – Audi presents the new Audi R8 Spyder* at the New York International Auto Show 2016 from March 23 to April 3. Its V10 naturally aspirated engine supplies 397 kW (540 hp) and 540 Nm (398.3 lb-ft) of torque.
  • 11/10/15
    Models

    Golden Steering Wheel awards for Audi A4 and Audi R8

    The new Audi A4 Sedan* and the new Audi R8* have won the Golden Steering Wheel 2015. The selection was made by readers of Auto Bild magazine and Bild am Sonntag newspaper together with an international panel of experts. The prize, among the most coveted honors in the automotive industry, was presented tonight at the Axel Springer headquarters in Berlin.
  • 09/02/15
    Models

    Audi Q7 wins for best premium interior design

    The new Audi Q7 has been named “Best of the Best” in the German Design Council’s Automotive Brand Contest 2015. The new Audi R8 is being honored in three categories. In addition, the Audi prologue concept cars are receiving “Special Mention” for exceptional innovation. In all, Audi is receiving 16 awards at the fifth edition of the competition.
  • 06/12/15
    Models

    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.
  • 05/25/15
    Models

    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.
  • 05/13/15
    Models

    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.
  • 02/16/15
    Models

    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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