2011 Audi R8 – Kelley Blue Book

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Audi R8

2011 Audi R8

By all accounts, the Audi R8 is a supercar, but that mean it’s uncompromising and It’s an incredibly capable machine, yet every bit as luxurious as it is The posh interior is loaded electronics and bathed in leather and With Audi’s venerable V8 providing the power, the R8 isn’t at all #8211; as the notion of a supercar suggest.

And, with a Lamborghini-sourced V10 available, the R8 can better compete its most obvious rival, the 911 Turbo, along with a of exotic Italians as well.

If you opt for the R transmission, know that is not the same unit as Volkswagen/Audi’s DSG gearbox. Shifts do take time, and there is some indecisiveness that can be annoying in

The fixed-roof Audi R8 carries into the 2011 model essentially unchanged. However, has added a sleek new convertible to the (reviewed separately).

power and downshifting is rarely as torque is abundant and available the rev range. Despite the V8’s we are absolutely enamored with the power, brutal acceleration and sound of the V10 engine in the R8 5.2. In of transmission choices, anyone of actuating a clutch will the manual transmission, with its metal gate, a far more drive than the surprisingly optional R tronic transmission.

Regardless of transmission choice, to Audi the R8 4.2 will accelerate zero to 60 miles per hour in 4.4 and complete the quarter mile in seconds. The V10 sprints from to 60 in a scant 3.7 seconds and has a top speed of 196 As would be expected, the brakes are up to the with 15-inch discs eight-piston calipers in the front and discs with four-piston in the rear.

Favorite Features

4.2-liter, V8

This strong and big-hearted V8 has a fitting home in the R8 #8211; the added bonus that it behind a glass panel for all to like fine jewelry.

Six-speed Manual Transmission

Audi R8

the Hood

The eager-to-rev 4.2-liter, V8 that sits mid-chassis is the same as that found in the RS 4, premiere midsize sedan. power is provided by a new 5.2-liter V10 for 525 horsepower. Either engine can be to a traditional manual transmission or R tronic sequential-shift gearbox, adds about $9,000 to the Either way, six ratios are and the redline is a lofty 8250 rpm for the V8 and an higher 8700 for the V10.

Audi’s quattro all-wheel is standard on the R8, and offers a performance-oriented distribution of just 10 percent to the wheels and 90 percent to the rears, as to the 40/60 torque bias in new Audi models.

4.2-liter V8

420 horsepower @ 7800 rpm

317 of torque @ 4500-6000 rpm

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