The taut body lines of the new R8 can also be seen in the interior. The monoposto is its most striking feature. The large curved section encircles the area in front of the driver seat and conveys the atmosphere of a racing car cockpit. The Audi virtual cockpit is enclosed in a free-standing housing, giving the entire instrument panel a lean and light look. The controls of the deluxe automatic air conditioning bear a visual resemblance to the jet engine turbines of an airplane, while the air vents with their vertical lamellas are reminiscent of a racing car.
In the Audi R8 V10 quattro, the driver and front passenger sit on electrically and pneumatically adjustable, heated sport seats. The R8 V10 performance quattro is equipped with bucket seats with electrical height adjustment and manual fore-and-aft adjustment. The pedals and footrest are made of stainless steel and the inlays are made of carbon. There is a stowage space with a volume of 226 liters (8.0 cu ft) behind the seats, which provides space for a golf bag, for example. It complements the luggage compartment under the hood, which holds 112 liters (4.0 cu ft).
Both the sport seats and bucket seats are covered with fine Nappa leather. New options here include the colors pastel silver with rock gray contrasting stitching, palomino brown with steel gray stitching, and black with utopia blue stitching, matching the exterior color Kemora gray. The R8 performance design package with leather/Alcantara upholstery, highlights in Mercato blue and high-gloss carbon trim (standard in the R8 V10 performance quattro) is available for the top-of-the-line engine variants. Customers can order sport seats with a rhombus pattern instead of the bucket seats here. In addition, they can choose from different leather upholstery and trim designs and packages, and many interior elements are available in materials such as carbon and Alcantara. The Audi exclusive individualization program allows Audi Sport to fulfill almost every wish.
The optional convenience features of the new Audi R8 include an interior lighting package, the high-beam assist, a storage package, and the parking system plus with reversing camera. Deluxe automatic air conditioning, the anti-theft alarm, LED interior lighting, the convenience key, and cruise control are fitted as standard.
All terms marked in the text are explained in detail in the technology lexicon at www.audi-mediacenter.com/en/technology-lexicon.
The equipment, data and prices specified in this document refer to the model range offered in Germany. Subject to change without notice; errors and omissions excepted.