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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

    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

    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.

Recent Press Releases

  • 09/11/17

    Puristic driving dynamics: the new Audi R8 V10 RWS

    The Audi Sport GmbH is extending its R8 model series to include a new derivative with rear-wheel drive. The Audi R8 V10 RWS (Combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 12.6 – 12.4, combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 286 – 283**) comes in a limited series of 999 units with both Coupé and Spyder variants. It will be rear-driven (Rear Wheel Series) and be built exclusively by hand at the Böllinger Höfe R8 factory.
  • 09/10/17

    Audi R8 Coupé and Audi R8 Spyder

    No other production car with the four rings is as powerful, fast or distinctive. Every technical aspect of the high-performance Audi R8 sports car has been designed for maximum dynamics. In the sports car world, it is right among the leaders in terms of its driving performance. The R8 Coupé V10 plus accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 3.2 seconds and has a top speed of 330 km/h (205.1 mph).
  • 07/11/17

    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 sports car and the Audi TT. The retrofit range will be available in dealers in late summer 2017 and features numerous components.

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