Audi presents the R8 in September 2006, the first mid-engined sports car, which is approved as a production vehicle for the road. With the mounting position of the engine in the all-aluminum body a weight distribution of 44 to 56 percent between the front and rear axle shall be achieved. The prototype, from which the name R8 originates and with which Audi won at Le Mans five times, and the production car are however worlds apart.… Continue reading →
Audi today announced 2012 R8 models created exclusively for the U.S. market. Building on the award-winning R8 V8 and R8 V10 Coupes, the Exclusive Selection Editions will arrive in limited volume later this month. Only twenty 2012 Exclusive Selection Edition R8 V8 vehicles and thirty 2012 Exclusive Selection Edition R8 V10 vehicles will be produced.… Continue reading →
The R8 e-tron has two electric motors that produce 313 PS (230 kW) and 820 Nm (605 lb-ft) of torque. They are powered by a 49 kWh lithium-ion battery which enables the car to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 4.6 seconds, hit a limited top speed of 200 km/h (124 mph) and travel up to 215 km (134 miles) on a single charge.… Continue reading →
Audi has made its R8 high-performance sports car even more attractive and dynamic. The R8 V10 plus is a new top model in the model series, with a totally new 7-speed S tronic. The LED headlights and the new rear indicator lights with dynamicized display are standard equipment on all variants.… Continue reading →
The Bavarian mid-engine sports car is named after the Le Mans prototype Audi R8. It is produced by Quattro GmbH in Neckarsulm since 2006. The first study of a Le Mans Quattro dates back to 2003.
Racing one, motor sports service provider and event organizer from Rhineland, has helped an Audi R8 V10 – the stock version is certainly not insufficiently motorized – gaining a total of about 610 horse powers through discreet changes in hardware as well as systematic adjustment of the engine mapping.… Continue reading →
It’s all a matter of image: Audi’s sports car project with the abbreviation R8 once came as a real bombshell; it has meanwhile gone rather quiet around this perfect Porsche 911 substitute. A good quality second-hand of the “small” R8 with the popular 4.2 liter V8 of 420 horse power of the Audi RS4 is available at the moment as from almost EUR 50,000.… Continue reading →
Which cars will be turning heads on the street this year? According to Playboy’s “2008 Cars of the Year,” a high-performance hybrid surges past competitors, a European import squeezes to the top, and a luxury carmaker provides one of the most fuel efficient and affordable vehicles on the road. The selected cars were chosen by an expert team of automotive writers who traveled the world and test drove every new model hitting the showroom floor this year.… Continue reading →