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The R8 is the sporty spearhead of the Audi model range. Now the high-performance sports car presents many improvements, including a newly developed seven-speed S tronic, more dynamic and sharper. The program consists of three engines, they are called R8 V8, R8 V10 and R8 V10 plus.

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The Audi R8 demonstrates his skills in the ultra-lightweight technology. Has the greatest impact while the body - in the Audi Space Frame (ASF) made �??�??of aluminum, it weighs just 210 kilograms. The R8 V8 Coupe brings in the version with the six-speed manual transmission only 1,560 kilograms on the scales. The R8 V10 plus there are 1570 kg; the new Audi flagship has the weight to the starting point, the R8 V10 Coupe, reduced by around 50 kilograms.
The exterior design presents itself further honed. The newly structured LED headlamps, which are now in all versions series of hexagonal single-frame grille and the large round exhaust tailpipes are the most eye. For all models incorporate the innovative rear lights flashing with dynamicized display: generated by LEDs, it works from the inside out in the direction the driver wants to go.
About the sideblades on the flanks, the exterior mirror housings, the enlarged front spoiler and the prominent diffuser - - the R8 V10 plus many add-on parts of the body are made of carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) manufactured. The same material is also used in the interior, driver and front passenger bucket seats with folding backrests place. In all variants of the high performance sports car, the interior has become even more touches.

the new seven-speed S tronic, the performance of the Audi R8 increases significantly. In all variants, in which she is on board, the values �??�??for the sprint from zero go to 100 km / h, compared to the R tronic, by 0.3 seconds. Consumption drops by up to 0.9 liters per 100 km (21 grams of CO2 per km).
The eight-cylinder engine that drives the Audi R8 V8 Coupe is, from 316 kW (430 hp) of power and 430 Nm of torque. In conjunction with the seven-speed S tronic transmission, it accelerates the R8 Coupé in 4.3 seconds from zero to 100 km / h and continued up to 300 km / h top speed. The Audi R8 V10 Coupe with the S tronic does the standard sprint in 3.6 seconds and tops out at 314 km / h The ten-cylinder engine develops 386 kW (525 bhp) and 530 Nm of torque to the crankshaft.
At the top of the range, the new R8 V10 is plus with 404 kW (550 hp) and 540 Nm of torque. It catapults to the S tronic in 3.5 seconds from zero to 100 km / h and reaches 317 km / h top speed.

The engine line-up:
4.2 FSI quattro with 316 kW (430 hp)
5.2 FSI quattro with 386 kW (525 hp)
5.2 FSI quattro with 404 kW (550 hp)

As power transmission alongside the six-speed manual gearbox, the new seven-speed S tronic is available, replacing the R tronic, with the V10 engine is series. The lightning-fast dual-clutch transmission, built in a compact three-shaft layout, brings with a Launch Control function that ensures optimum traction at the start. The driver can operate the seven-speed S tronic shift automatically or manually leave.
The forces get permanent four-wheel drive quattro, which is heavily designed rear-biased, on the road. At its heart is a viscous coupling mounted on the front axle. At the rear axle improves a mechanical locking differential and traction.

for all variants of the R8 is the distribution of mass around 43: 57 - perfect for a mid-engine sports car. The dry sump lubrication allows the engine to incorporate deep, the center of gravity is extremely low. All wheels are located on double wishbones made �??�??of aluminum. The setup is designed for highly dynamic, but gives great comfort, the Audi magnetic ride adaptive damping (standard on the R8 V10 Coupe) varies the operation of the shock absorbers according to need. The Audi R8 V10 plus the chassis is tuned decidedly dynamic.
Depending on the engine, the light-alloy wheels measuring 18 or 19 inches, the latter have the new 5-twin-spoke design. The brake system stands out with great force. All four discs are internally ventilated and perforated, her wave design reduces weight. Audi optionally mounted carbon fiber-ceramic discs that are even lighter and extremely sturdy and durable. The R8 V10 plus they are series.

The Audi R8 Spyder
brings the revised R8 Spyder with the same innovations as the coupe. The body of the open high-performance sports car weighs 216 kg, and the top of the hood compartment and side panels are made �??�??of carbon fiber.
The soft-top, which consists in a wide range of aluminum and magnesium brings, only 42 kilograms. It can be opened electrohydraulically in 19 seconds, and then, h while driving up to 50 km / When closed, it ends in two long, slim fins.
The soft top, the rod is covered by a roof lining is soft and without sacrificing high-speed compatible. Separated from him a heated glass window is in the bulkhead between the passenger and engine compartments. You can switch in and out as in open as well as closed top, so she takes the function of the wind deflector.

The driving performance and fuel economy of the R8 Spyder differ only minimally from the coupe version. The new seven-speed S tronic transmission is optional with the V8 and the V10 available as standard, the new top version R8 V10 Plus is not available as a Spyder.

The engine line-up:
4.2 FSI quattro with 316 kW (430 hp)
5.2 FSI quattro with 386 kW (525 hp)

The equipment, data and prices refer to the model range offered in Germany. Errors and omissions excepted.
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