New and Used Audi R8: Prices, Photos, Reviews, Specs – The Car Connection

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The R8, is a sleek, stylish and fast two-seat sports car that has a supercar version available, There are coupe and “Spyder” options available, which may be more attractive than its Volkswagen Group stable the Lamborghini Gallardo.

See our 2013 R8 review  for pricing options, specifications, and gas-mileage Also check out The Car Connection’s Audi R8 coverage. 

The R8 broke cover at the 2006 Auto Show, to immediate Audi paired the first R8 with its own 4.2-liter, 420-horsepower V-8 midship, behind the driver and Elsewhere, Audi borrowed from the Lambo parts bin to the R8: the four-wheel-drive system is related to in the Lamborghini Gallardo, as is the semi-automatic gearbox that shifts for unwilling to go with the enthusiast and the standard six-speed manual

Distinct from the Lambo the Audi R8 sports an aluminum frame that gives it a some five inches than the Gallardo–and as a result, it has more interior space, not to a far more logical interior

Even in base form, the R8 up stunning straight-line and cornering A tenacious handler, the R8 also has electronic power steering and four-wheel brakes with control. For safety there are side-impact and curtain airbags, neither crash-test organization in the has seen fit to put an R8 through that exam.

In all, TheCarConnection’s praise the R8 most for its surprising and its balanced handling, with expressed for its tiny cargo and obstructed rearward views.

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The R8 carried into the 2009 year mostly unchanged. starting in 2010, Audi a string of new versions. The first was a version that drills out 525 and dramatically drops acceleration below the four-second mark. A version was then in 2011 fitted with the V-10 and the R-tronic transmission, and priced above the R8 V10 coupe’s $150,000 it was the one to have for those who wanted

The Spyder’s fabric roof was operated, although the Spyder the Coupe’s distinctive sideblades in the For 2013, mild exterior and appearance updates came an all-new S Tronic dual-clutch Replacing the previous, balky R the new S Tronic transmission offers quick shifts in both and sporty driving.

At the top of the lineup for 2012 was the R8 GT, which 200 pounds less curb and 560 hp, rocketed into existence 60 mph in 3.6 with a top speed of 199 mph–and 333 copies were to be sold Taking its place at the top of the R8 performance for 2013 is the V10 Plus, which 550 horsepower and shaves 110 pounds the weight of the standard V10 Coupe, but the extreme edginess or limited targets of the R8 GT.

For 2014–Audi is skipping the model year entirely, the 2012 models through the of the refreshed R8 early in 2013–the R8 some mild appearance and some more significant changes. At the top of the list is a new dual-clutch that replaces the previous manual (a six-speed manual is still available). This new is exactly what should been in the R8 all along, offering manual control while managing almost psychic of automatic-mode predictive downshifts and based on the driver’s use of the brake and

A new V10 Plus model also the range for 2014. replacing the R8 GT, and though it’s a touch … than its predecessor, still very much a supercar. Standard R8 and R8 V-10 and spyder models share in the and appearance updates as well.

At last check, Audi had plans to produce a top-of-the-line, V-12 R8 model. which was to be by the automaker’s R15 and R18 TDI Le Mans race

An all-electric e-tron model may be in the cards. however.

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