Ordering for the new Audi R8* began on May 13, 2015, and the car will be launched in the third quarter in Germany and other European countries. The R8 V10 costs 165,000 euros, and the “plus” model is priced at 187,400 euros.
Its equipment features are extremely extensive – the drivetrain and chassis equipment in particular underscore the dynamic character of the high-performance sports car. Engine power is transmitted to the wheels via a seven-speed S tronic and a quattro permanent all-wheel drive system with torque vectoring. The car comes with factory installed 19‑inch wheels or optional 20‑inch wheels.
The standard equipment package is rounded out by the Audi drive select system with its four basic modes, the performance program for dry, wet or snow conditions (standard on the V10 plus, optional on the V10) and the multicollision brake assist system. Dynamic steering and Audi magnetic ride damper control are available as options.
The numerous exterior features clearly express the power of the high-performance sports car. LED headlights and dynamic rear turn signals are standard, and laser spots for the high-beam headlights are available as an option together with dynamic front turn signals.
Add-on parts of the R8 V10 plus such as sideblades are made of CFRP. The engine compartment hood can also be delivered in this material. The body colors are new and may be combined freely with the color of the sideblades. In addition, quattro GmbH offers customized paint finishes as part of its Audi exclusive program.
The operating concept of the new high-performance sports car is strictly tailored to the driver. The fully digital Audi virtual cockpit can be controlled from the R8 sport leather steering wheel with multifunction plus and two satellite buttons (on the R8 V10) or the R8 performance leather steering wheel with multifunction plus and four satellite buttons (standard on the R8 V10 plus, optional on the R8 V10).
MMI navigation plus with MMI touch is also standard equipment, and a high-quality voice control system rounds out its operating logic. Its sound is played back over the Audi sound system. Optional equipment for rounding out the infotainment system includes the Audi connect module, a digital audio tuner, the Audi phone box and the Bang & Olufsen Sound System.
The driver and passenger sit on sport seats that are heated and feature partial power adjustment (standard on the R8 V10, optional on the R8 V10 plus) or bucket seats (standard on the R8 V10 plus, optional on the R8 V10). They may be upholstered in a leather/Alcantara mix or with fine Nappa leather. Audi makes numerous options available to individualists, including various leather interiors and packages, seat upholstery with diamond pattern and CRFP inlays. In the interior in particular, quattro GmbH is able to satisfy even unusual wishes as part of its Audi exclusive customization program.
Other standard features underscore the dynamically luxurious character of the new R8 – deluxe automatic air conditioning, anti-theft warning system, LED interior lighting, convenience key, park assist plus and cruise control. As options, Audi can deliver an interior lighting package, high-beam assist, a storage package and a reversing camera. Passive safety features of the new R8 include two front airbags, two head airbags and two thorax side airbags as well as the integral head restraint system.
The equipment and data specified in this document refer to the model range offered in Germany. Subject to change without notice; errors and omissions excepted.