Fuel consumption combined *: 13.2l/100km CO₂ emissions combined *: 299g/km Audi has racing in its genes and the R8 Coupé V10 performance quattro has plenty of this genetic material. You can see this from every angle: from the powerful air intakes next to the wide Singleframe grille at the front, through the sharp-edged side lines, through to the raised diffuser at the rear. This 620HP Coupé marks the exact transition between the race track and the road.
Shining form: the charisma of ascari blue is exclusively reserved for the Audi R8 Coupé V10 performance quattro.
The LED headlights are optically darkened and accentuate its sporty, streamlined design.
Spoiler alert: the rear of the Audi R8 Coupé V10 performance quattro reveals a large, fixed spoiler made from carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP).
Character study: the passenger space is shifted towards the front of the vehicle, betraying the racing in its genes.
The elevated diffuser and shiny black, elliptical tailpipes are part of series production for the Audi R8 Coupé V10 performance quattro.
Confronts mediocrity head-on: flat slits in the front hood evoke the brand icon, the Audi Sport quattro.
At the rear, 118 LEDS form a striking, widely visible illuminated signature.
Focused on you: the interior of the Audi R8.
Standard for the Audi R8 Coupé V10 performance quattro: leather/alcantara covers with accents in mercato blue and decorative touches in ultra-glossy carbon.
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The chassis: precision from every perspective
In addition to performance, racing is about how precisely and directly you can replicate it on the road. The chassis is a key part of the answer: dual aluminium wishbone axles guide all four wheels, while the Audi R8 Coupé V10 performance quattro features springs and dampers that are set up to be even tighter. With Audi magnetic ride, there is the option to have the damping system adapt to the way the shock absorbers work to suit your driving style and the profile of the road – making changes every millisecond for each individual wheel. The re-tuned steering assistance ensures exceptionally accurate feedback from the road. The optional dynamic steering adjusts the steering angle depending on your speed, ensuring agile handling. The standard carbon-fibre-reinforced ceramic brakes on the Audi R8 Coupé V10 performance quattro come in anthracite grey as standard and are also available in red.
Role model racing
The Audi R8 LMS, has enjoyed success on prestigious circuits all over the world. So far, it has clinched four overall victories at the 24 Hours Nürburgring and the Total 24 Hours of Spa, and one in Dubai. Among other sprint and championship titles, it has already topped the leaderboard three times at the Bathurt 12 Hour. The closeness of the relationship between the R8 LMS and R8 Coupé V10 performance quattro can be seen in the number of identical parts: 50 percent compared to the GT3 version. For example, the V10 engine is almost identical in both vehicles. The production model even shares 60 percent of its parts with the sports car Audi R8 LMS GT4.
Interior: focus and elegance
With its cockpit design, it’s no coincidence that when you get inside the new R8 Coupé V10 performance quattro, you feel like you’re behind the wheel of a race car. The heated sports seats are electrically and pneumatically adjustable and upholstered in high-quality Nappa leather. There are also new colour combinations: pastel silver with stone-grey contrast stitching, palomino brown with steel-grey seams and black with utopia-blue stitching. You can always make the interior more your own with Audi exclusive and choose from a variety of colour and material options.
The Audi virtual cockpit: keep the essentials in view
Engine start-up, exhaust sound, driving dynamics and gear changes can all be controlled from the buttons on the R8 Coupé V10 performance quattro performance steering wheel. A range of innovative technologies come as standard including MMI Navigation plus with Audi connect, Audi Drive Select, which lets you customise the drive to suit you, and the fully customisable Audi Virtual Cockpit, which replaces the traditional instrument cluster with a high-resolution 12.3” LCD screen.