Thrilling performance. Breathtaking handling. The all-new Audi R8 has been redesigned from the ground up by race engineers. It sets the ultimate benchmark in performance. A high-revving 5.2-litre V10. Ultra-lightweight Audi Space Frame® technology. And lightning-fast S tronic® transmission. No model bearing the four rings comes closer to giving you the adrenalin rush of the racetrack in a series production vehicle.
Lighter. Flatter. More muscular. And more focused than ever. The V10 engine offers even more power and torque than before. With a phenomenal 540 hp and 540Nm of torque, the R8 V10 can accelerate from 0 - 100 km/h in 3.5 seconds. The range topping R8 V10 plus, with a staggering 610 hp and 560 Nm of torque, can sprint from 0 - 100 km/h in a blistering 3.2 seconds, making it the fastest Audi production car in history. And it’s just as formidable to hear. Activate ‘performance’ mode on Audi Drive Select and the controllable exhaust flaps to enhance the signature engine sound.
With its cockpit design, it’s no coincidence that on climbing inside the all new R8, you get the feeling of being behind the wheel of a race car. Engine start-up, exhaust sound, driving dynamics and gear changes can all be controlled from the buttons on the R8 performance steering wheel. The interior boasts refined materials, precise workmanship, innovative technologies and an unprecedented level of equipment that comes as standard: MMI Navigation plus with Audi connect. Audi Drive Select, enabling you to tailor the ride to suit you, and the new fully customisable Audi Virtual Cockpit, which replaces the traditional instrument cluster with a high-resolution 12.3” LCD screen.
Lighter. Flatter. More muscular. The all new Audi R8 is even lighter and more agile on the road thanks to the latest high-strength Audi Space Frame® (ASF). Each R8 is built almost exclusively by hand in a dedicated, new quattro GmbH production facility near Heilbronn in Germany. From the welding of the body shell to the completion of assembly, small, highly qualified teams give the R8 its unique shape. It’s an extremely skilled process. And, with numerous specification variants and customisations, our teams very rarely build the same R8 twice. Making each handcrafted one as unique as its owner.
The R8 leads the way with an optional feature: LED headlights with Audi Laser Light technology. At 60 km/h, four high-power laser diodes are activated by the high beam, sending out a narrow laser beam of white light that’s three times more intense than any other LED headlight, filling the driver’s lane with light, illuminating the darkest corner and showing everything that lies ahead.
Loose gravel. Icy patches. A tight bend in the rain. Conditions on the road are always changing, so quattro® changes too. By constantly analysing your grip, quattro® keeps you in control by automatically distributing power between all four wheels, to where it’s needed most. It’s made for the most challenging conditions of all: the ones you encounter every day. So whatever the road holds, you can be confident that quattro® will react.