All information about the Audi R8 at AutoScout24. (2024)

Good reasons

  • Perfect balance thanks to the mid-engine
  • Choice of rear-wheel or four-wheel drive
  • Timeless design
  • Less expensive than a Ferrari or Lamborghini
  • High quality as known from Audi

Technical data

Motorization

The engine of the Audi R8 is the highlight of the car, but also the center. The5.2-liter V10is located exactly in the middle of the car, just behind the driver's and passenger's seats. The use of amid-engineensures a precise driving experience as the balance in the car is very well distributed. You can choose from two variants for the Audi R8. The first is the R8 V10 performance RWD. This version produces 419 kW (570 hp) and sends its raw power exclusively to the rear wheels. There is also an R8 V10 performance quattro with 456 kW (620 hp) and uses Audi's ingenious four-wheel system for even better traction. Thanks in part to all-wheel drive and a pulling force of 580 Nm, the R8 V10 performance quattro sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.1 seconds. The Audi R8 V10 performance RWD with 560 Nm of torque completes the same sprint in 3.7 seconds.

Whichever version you choose, the Audi R8 is comingalways with a V10 enginein combination with an S-tronic automatic transmission that you can also operate with the paddle shifters behind the steering wheel. This V10 engine can also be found in theLamborghini Hurricanefrom the Italian sports car brand thatwas taken over by Audi in 1998.

Dimensions

The Audi R8 is 4.42 meters long, 2.03 meters wide and 1.23 meters high. The wheelbase is 2.65 meters. This means the sports car has arrived, of coursenot a space wonder, but that won't worry buyers of these types of cars. You don't have to expect much from the luggage compartment either. With 112 liters it is just enough for two weekend bags. The trunk is located at the front, as the engine is behind the front seats.

Make and model
Market introduction 2019
Length x WIDTH X HEIGHT 4,42 x 2,03 x 1,23 m
Wheelbase 2,56 m
Luggage compartment contents 112 l
Just weight 1.692 - 1.797 kg
Permissible total weight 1.910 kg
Cylinder capacity 5.204 cm3
Assets 419 kW (570 hp) - 456 kW (620 hp)
Koppel 560 - 580 Nm
Top speed 331 km/h
Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h 3,1 - 3,7 sec
Tank capacity 73 - 83 l
Consumption 12.9 - 13.3 l/100 km
CO₂ emissions 286 - 313 g/km

variants

In addition to the choice between an Audi R8 with rear-wheel drive (RWD) and four-wheel drive (quattro), the model is also available ascabriowith the same powertrains. This version goes asAudi R8 Spyderthrough life. Unlike the R8 Coupé, where the roofline almost extends to the rear and the glass rear window also offers a view of the impressive V10 engine, you cannot see the engine of the R8 Spyder from the outside. Instead, the R8 Spyder has a fabric roof that opens or closes completely with a simple push. Ultimately, there are four different model variants of the Audi R8 available.

Audi does not distinguish between versions for the R8, as it does forare other models. Instead, there is an extensive list of options from which the buyer can choose to customize their new Audi R8 to their own taste. This starts with choosing the body color, the color of the hood on the R8 Spyder and possibly the color choice of the upholstery and stitching. In addition, option packages are also available for the Audi R8, such as the Design package with special sports seats or the Carbon package in which all kinds of design elements are made of carbon fiber.

Prices

As expected with a spectacular sports car, the Audi R8 is only affordable for the 'happy few'. The prices of a new Audi R8 start at approx245.000 euro. For that money you get the R8 Coupé performance RWD. The more powerful and faster R8 V10 performance quattro starts at aa small 300,000 euros. Would you rather have an R8 Spyder? Then take this into accountan additional cost of approximately 16,000 eurosfor both engine variants. The actual price also depends on the options chosen.

The prices of aAudi R8 occasionon AutoScout24 start at onea small 60,000 euros. For that money you have an Audi R8 Coupé4.2 V8 FSIof the first generation produced from 2007 to 2015. The used Audi R8 with a 5.2 V10 engine, which was introduced in 2009, is generally a lot more expensive than a V8 version. Furthermore, the prices naturally depend on the version, the year of construction and the number of kilometers driven. There are also copies that have been extensively modified for even more extreme performance.

The vast majority of Audi R8 used cars are of the first generation. The used car range of the current, second generation Audi R8 is quite limited. This is mainly due to price developments over the years. The first generation Audi R8 Coupé 4.2 V8 FSI was available new from 165,000 euros and was therefore attractive to a larger group of buyers. The prices of the second generation Audi R8 are considerably higher and therefore significantly fewer units were sold in the Netherlands. If you pay a little extra, you already have a Lamborghini.

Design

Exterior

The design of the Audi R8 can be described as timeless and sporty. The car has an aerodynamic and streamlined shape, mainlysharp linesthat emphasize dynamism and speed. At the front of the Audi R8 is the characteristicSingleframe-grille. It is wider, lower and somewhat more angular than the previous generation, which provides a more aggressive appearance. The headlights are sleek and sharply shaped, with advanced LED headlights and optional Matrix LED technology.

The large air intakes behind the doors are immediately noticeable on the sides of the R8. These provide cooling for the engine. At the rear there are two exhaust chutes that emit the impressive sound of the V10.

Inside

The inside of the Audi R8 has been designed to offer the ultimate combination of luxury, sportiness and advanced technology. In the interior, a lot of attention is paid to beautiful materials, exemplary finish and high quality. The co*ckpit of the Audi R8 is designed to offer the driver an optimal driving experience, without unnecessary distractions.

For example, the Audi R8 does not have a central screen. All information from the infotainment system is shown on the digital instruments behind the steering wheel, also called theCalled Virtual co*ckpit.In addition to all driving and vehicle information, the navigation map, for example, is also shown here. When it comes to infotainment, nothing is missing in the Audi R8.

The seats are extra sporty and offer firm lateral support, which is ideal when taking sharp turns. They are covered in leather or Alcantara, which provides a luxurious look and a comfortable seating position. Optionally, sports seats with a carbon shell are also available, which are not only lighter, but also provide an even sportier driving experience. For those who want to go one step further, you can shop extensively at Audi exclusive. Here you can get everything to your own taste, from exclusive leather upholstery to special motifs and stitching in any color you want. The steering wheel has a sporty design and fits well in the hand. You can operate many things with the buttons on the steering wheel, without having to take your hands off the steering wheel.

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Safety

As usual in this sports car segment, the Audi R8 is not equipped with a comprehensive range of driver assistance systems. But that doesn't mean the car is unsafe. In fact, thanks to its exceptionally rigid construction with super strong components, the Audi R8 offers better occupant protection than a 'normal' passenger car. Naturally, the brakes, ABS, the electronic stability program (ESP) and all kinds of other things have been optimized for safe, controlled and predictable driving. The Audi R8 is also equipped withdifferent driving modeswith which the character of the car can be changed.

Alternatives

If you look purely at the type of car, theLamborghini Hurricane,Ferrari F8 TributoinMcLaren Arturathe most obvious alternatives. Although the price differences compared to a new Audi R8 can be quite significant. In terms of price and specifications, there are also alternatives such as thePorsche 911 Turbo,Mercedes-AMG GT R,BMW M8inNissan GT-R.

All information about the Audi R8 at AutoScout24. (2024)

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