The stunning Audi R8 Coupé is a head-turner, showcasing the brand's athletic design approach and most powerful engine technology. As a result, the car is a consistent award-winner and firm favourite with adventure-seeking drivers.
Being the pinnacle of Vorsprung Durch Technik, the R8 showcases all of the greatest features in Audi design and technology. Developed and honed on the track and enjoyed on the road, the R8 assures supercar levels of performance with Audi comfort, entertainment and safety all added to create a supercar without the traditional drawbacks.
Audi has styled the car as a clear tribute to the iconic Le Mans event, with added air intakes across the model's sleek body. The R8 is built around the Audi Space Frame, a lightweight aluminium and magnesium chassis that reduces both wind resistance and overall fuel consumption.Large air intakes front and rear draw air in to cool the engine as well as the optional ceramic discs. Whilst carbon fibre is found across the side intakes to hint at Audi's weight saving accomplishments.
The car is equally race-inspired across the interior, with a two-seat cabin layout completed by heated sports seats and Nappa leather upholstery. The multifunction leather steering wheel includes sporty gear shift paddles if you select an S tronic gearbox. Making hands-free calls via Bluetooth as you drive has never been simpler, as Audi has built microphones into the seatbelts for your convenience.
As you'd expect from any Audi road car, the R8 is equipped with a wide range of other practical features that make regular journeys easier. A DVD-based sat nav system and the Audi Music Interface with concert-quality audio are both included as standard. The list of in-car technologies naturally includes both passive and active safety measures, such as Audi's new Electronic Stability Control and integrated thorax protection for the seats.
The engines, which push the Coupé to perform at supercar standards, include a top-end 5.2-litre V10 with 525bhp and 550bhp when selected as the V10 Plus. The model can post a 0-60mph time of less than 5 seconds, with Audi quattro technology maintaining power and traction as the commanding ceramic disc brakes provide greater braking performance whilst also being lighter than their steel counterparts.
Safety in any modern car is paramount. But with high performance motoring such as in the Audi R8, safety requires extra care and attention. The R8 includes two full-size airbags for both driver and passenger, whilst side airbags for your head and thorax region are also integrated.
The Audi space frame also provides additional benefits towards safety. Its lighter materials are specially formed to actually be stronger than a steel frame, thus providing greater protection from impact.
A whole host of electronic safety systems come standard in any Audi. The Audi R8 features an electronic stability programme that controls all four wheels of the Audi R8 to provide greater safety through the technologies of ABS, ASR, EBD and EDL.
|Vehicle Length||4,440 mm / 175 in|
|Vehicle Width||2,029 mm / 80 in|
|Vehicle Height||1,252 mm / 49.2 in|
|Wheelbase||1,638 mm / 64.4 in|
|Engine / Cylinders||4.2 FSI Quattro|
|Maximum Revs||xxxx rpm|
|Max Torque||430 Nm|
|Max Power||430 PS|
|Top Speed||188 mph|
|Acceleration||0-60 mph / 4.6 sec|
|Unladen Weight||1,560 kg / 3,4239 lb|
|Combined Cycle||19.9 mph|
|Urban Cycle||13.3 mpg|