2014 Audi R8 – Specifications, Pictures, Prices

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Audi R8

2014 Audi R8

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For the latest model year, freshened the R8’s styling and the antiquated six-speed single-clutch with a thoroughly modern dual-clutch unit that efficiency and provides smoother, shifts.

Overview

Though beginning to get on in years, the R8 remains one of appealing supercars on the market due to a mix of driving dynamics, surprising and, of course, double good looks.

From its mid-engined proportions to the unusual blades behind the doors, about the R8’s appearance exotic. Revised headlights, bumpers and other minor updates help cognoscenti the latest model apart its predecessor. Like much in the R8, the arresting sheetmetal is constructed aluminum in order to keep mass to a minimum – says the car checks in at just 3,400 pounds.

The heart of the R8 is a high-revving 4.2-liter that delivers 430 horsepower at rpm. Peak torque is 316 from 4,500 to 6,000 with no less than 90 per of output maintained from all the way to 7,600 rpm. A gated manual that clacks its way the gears like a glorious Italian sports car is available, but performance times are achieved the standard seven-speed dual-clutch

With the dual-clutch fitted, the R8 is of hitting 60 mph from a standstill in 4.2 seconds. Top speed is quoted at 186

Making the most of the R8’s is a quattro four-wheel drive that distributes output to the front and rear axles by way of a clutch. It’s a boon for and also makes the R8 more than many of its peers the weather turns ugly.

Fuel economy – a point of interest for supercar – suffers due to the potent V8 and The stick-shifted model returns city/highway mpg, while the variant is good for 14/23

Along with aluminum wishbones at the front and rear, the features an #039;Audi magnetic adaptive damper system can be configured to provide sporty dynamics or a softer ride. The is cushy enough that the R8 conceivably be used as a daily

Direct, hydraulic rack-and-pinion offers a feedback-filled, characterful to the numb electric-assist systems feature in many modern machines.

The Inside Story

The cabin the visual drama of the exterior to details such as sweeping and a flat-bottomed steering wheel, and materials are employed throughout. looking for an even more experience can choose from a list of optional extra, supple Nappa leather an alcantara headliner and carbon trim.

While there’s of space for driver and passenger, the R8 blessed with an overabundance of space. The front trunk as a frunk) measures just 3.5 feet and is oddly shaped; claims that a pair of bags can be fitted behind the although that might not be for taller drivers.

Navigation and functions are accessed through MMI system, which is one of the more infotainment setups on the market. unlike in other Audi the R8’s MMI controls aren’t in an easily accessible position – instead, they’re somewhat awkwardly on the dash. a standard voice command eliminates this problem.

Equipment and Trim

Standard on the R8 include combination leather/alcantara a navigation system with Traffic, a seven-speaker, 140-watt stereo system with satellite radio, heated Bluetooth connectivity, automatic control and full LED exterior

The Fine Nappa Leather brings premium upholstery to the and door inserts. An extended of the Package, dubbed Full Nappa Leather Package, the treatment to the door inserts, and instrument panel.

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The Diamond Stitch Full Package adds an exquisite stitching pattern to the seats and inserts.

A Leather Package colored leather elements to the headrests, door pull and inserts.

The Storage Package two nets on the back of the seats, a net on the rear shelf and a folding under the passenger seat.

options include a 12 speaker, Bang Olufsen sound and a rearview camera that#039;s with front and rear parking sensors.

Occupant

Dual front, side/thorax and airbags are fitted as standard. and stability control systems and brake assist are also

Craftsmanship

The R8 is built on a small-lot line in a specially constructed at the Audi plant in Neckarsulm. The production process — the bodyshell construction to final — is organized in the same way as a workshop. Small teams of accompany every step of ensuring that every car is up to quality standards.

Key Competitors

Those in the market for an performance car like the R8 should consider the tastefully-styled Aston V8 Vantage and the potent Porsche 911 as well as the Nissan GT-R. can’t match he Audi’s refinement but is blindingly quick.

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