Utilizing an engine and chassis derived directly from the R8 LMS racecar, the all-new Audi R8 boldly goes where no car has gone before. Boasting a powerful 540-hp V10 or a 610-hp V10 plus, it's no wonder the Audi R8 has won the 2016 World Performance Car award.
The R8 can't help but steal the spotlight. With its sharp, angular lines and exotic, glass-covered engine, the R8 has a wide and commanding presence that makes it impossible to look anywhere else. It's also impossible to ignore R8's capabilities. With a high-revving, naturally aspirated 5.2-liter V10 engine that delivers up to 610 hp in the R8 V10 plus, this supercar was purely built for speed. Add to that the exceptional traction of an exclusive quattro all-wheel drive system and advanced ASF multi-material construction, and it's clear the R8 has a mission: to make every drive a thrilling one.
Sharing nearly half its parts with the R8 LMS racecar, the exceptional performance and agility of the R8 is dramatically enhanced by its use of advanced lightweight materials, including a mix of carbon composite and aluminum, resulting in 40% greater body rigidity as compared to its predecessor.
Audi vehicles are made by committed craftsmen, but, like the R8 itself, there's a best among the best. That means it takes years, specialized training and an elevated sense of patience before a select few can join the R8 line. It's a painstaking job that's not for everyone. And that's the point.
In Audi's production facility, craftsmen and machines work unhurriedly to produce the work of art that meets the road. They have to meet their orders, of course, but more than that, they have to meet exacting standards of what an R8 should be. Without these time-consuming, precise processes used throughout the progression of this Audi, the craftsmanship you find inside the R8 wouldn't be so timeless.
The naturally aspirated V10 engine more than holds its own, with an astonishing 540 hp and 398 lb-ft of torque that hits the redline at 8,700 rpm. This is absolute power for absolute thrill.
Churning out 610 hp with 413 lb-ft of torque, the R8 V10 plus can reach 0-60 in 3.2 seconds. A blistering time that accelerates your heart rate probably even faster than the vehicle.
Offered as an option on R8 V10 and as standard on V10 plus models, carbon ceramic brake discs are even lighter than our metal models with up to 8.82 lbs saved in contrast to traditional cast iron rotors. The design offers increased resistance to fade. Calipers are finished in an Anthracite Gray and feature the Audi ceramic logo.
The interior of the R8 is defined by the Monoposto design, a large arc that recalls the shape of a racecar driver's cockpit. This makes for a driver-centric cockpit that offers both an intuitive layout and easy instrument reach, all developed with performance driving in mind.
Available for the first time on the Audi R8, MMI navigation plus features MMI touch with handwriting recognition technology-enabling users to simply 'write' their entry on a touchpad rather than selecting individual letters, as used in traditional systems.
Audi's goal is to have you engaged but not too comfortable. That's why there's an art to developing the right kind of seat for R8 owners. They have to support, yet have the necessary firmness so you really feel the ride.
It's not just about letting air flow past, it's also about downforce helping to keep in in better control on the road. On the R8, underbody features like drag reduction panels help ensure the underbody is smooth. These panels also contain NACA ports allowing additional air to be channeled through the engine bay or to other critical drivetrain components without helping to avoid a significant increase in drag.
Let it all pass you by. Not technology or innovation or power. But the air itself. For acceleration and top track speed, aerodynamic design is a key requirement. The aerodynamics of the R8 prove that resistance and air resistance is futile. With Audi's advanced design, the balance between aerodynamic drag and downforce lets you power through nearly undisturbed.
The new Audi R8 couples shape and purpose in dramatic fashion. Every design element serves a specific function to help ensure that you're getting the most out of it. This Audi supercar is purely built for speed, but not without time-consuming, precise processes that are responsible for its timelessness. The interior of the R8 is defined by the Monoposto design, giving both an intuitive layout and easy instrument reach. It's all delicately placed together to keep performance driving - and the good looks to match - at an all time high.
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