The high level of everyday utility of the Audi R8 5.2 FSI quattro is evident in its generous interior space, which is made possible by the long wheelbase of 2.65 meters (8.69 ft) and the generous shoulder width of 1.39 meters (4.56 ft). Drivers and passengers of any size will always find a perfect sitting position. Visibility too is surprisingly good. Slender hinge pillars optimize the obliquely forward field of view. Another advantage for convenient everyday use is the luggage space: 100 liters (3.53 cubic ft) fit under the front hood, another 90 liters (3.18 cubic ft) can be stowed behind the seats. There is also room for two golf bags.
The interior of the R8 5.2 FSI quattro treats occupants to a racing atmosphere at the luxury level. Its most distinctive element is the so-called monoposto – a large arc that encompasses the steering wheel and the cockpit, continues to the doors and to the tall, wide center tunnel. The monoposto accentuates the cockpit character, just like the steering wheel with the flattened bottom profile.
The driver interface is clearly laid out and includes a color monitor. The standard driver information system includes two small highlights. It presents the speed as a digital read-out and serves as a lap-timer when needed. The instruments and the gearshift knob are decorated with red rings; the pedals, the footrests and the rocker switches of the R tronic have an aluminum finish, as do the door sills.
As always in an Audi, the workmanship is of the highest quality. The surfaces of the dashboard and doors are lined with fine materials and adorned with precisely stitched decorative seams. Many customizing solutions are available: Audi supplies leather in a wide range of colors, packages with a Carbon Sigma and piano finish, or a made-to-measure luggage set. Various classy design and leather packages as well as an Alcantara headlining are optionally available.
The equipment, specifications and prices stated herein refer to the model line offered for sale in Germany. Subject to change without notice; errors and omissions excepted.