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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.

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  • 10/04/16
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    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.

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  • 10/04/16
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    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.

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  • 07/11/17
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    The Audi Sport Performance Parts – New dynamics for Audi R8 and Audi TT

    Even more distinctive, sportier and faster: The new Audi Sport Performance Parts take dynamic handling to a wholly new level for the Audi R8 (combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 12.3 – 11.4*; combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 287 – 272*) sports car and the Audi TT. The retrofit range will be available in dealers in late summer 2017 and features numerous components.
  • 06/14/17
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    New level of freedom: the Audi R8 Spyder V10 plus

    The Audi R8 Spyder V10 plus (combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 12.5 l/100 km [18.8 US mpg]; combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 292 [469.9 g/mi]) from the workshop of Audi Sport GmbH is the fastest series-production convertible model from the brand with the four rings. Its unmistakable 610 hp V10 mid-engine offers intense driving performance and powers the quattro permanent all-wheel drive. The standard performance program, R8 bucket seats and many components made from carbon fiber-reinforced polymer distinguish this high-performance sports car, with its exclusive micrommata green paint finish giving it an even more cutting-edge look.
  • 04/12/17
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    An exclusive presence: The “Audi Sport” Edition of the Audi R8 Coupé

    Silver, red and black are the colors of Audi Sport – and of the new special edition R8 Coupé model bearing its name. Along with specific components in the cockpit and body, the colors heighten the car’s motorsport feeling. Audi is unveiling the exclusive, high-performance sports car for the first time, at the New York International Auto Show. The car is being built in a limited run of 200 and can be ordered from May onward.

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