2013 Audi R8, Audi R8 V8 Coupé

2013 Audi R8, Audi R8 V8 Coupé

Audi R8 V8 Coupé
Audi R8 V8 Coupé

Audi is making its R8 high-performance sports car sharper and more attractive than ever.

The S tronic makes its debut in the model series, which is now topped by the new R8 V10 plus.

The all-LED front headlights and the new dynamic turn signals in the back are standard with all models; distinctive design details set accents.

 The R8 V8 Coupé weighs just 1,560 kilograms (3,439.21 lb) thanks to the Audi ultra lightweight construction principle.

The Audi R8 is a sports car with great every day utility.

The long wheelbase of 2.65 meters (8.69 ft) offers a generous amount of space for the driver and passenger. Another strength of the R8 is the luggage capacity – 100 liters (3.53 cu ft) fit under the front hood and another 90 liters (3.18 cu ft) behind the seats of the Coupé, which can also accommodate two golf bags.

The interior of the R8 conveys a luxury-level racing atmosphere. Its most distinguishing feature is the monoposto. The large arc encircles the driver’s area of the cockpit. It starts in the door and ends at the center tunnel.

The optional R8 leather-covered, multifunctional sport steering wheel with the rim flattened at the bottom sports the new R8 logo with the red rhombus. The logo is also found on the door sills, the shift lever (with the S tronic), in the instrument cluster and on the start screen of the on-board monitor.

Power-adjustable sports seats are available as an option for V8 models and are standard with V10 variants. Heated seats are standard in all models except the R8 V8 Coupé, where they are available as an option.

Depending on the model variant, the seats are covered in a combination of Alcantara and leather or in Fine Nappa leather. In the R8 Spyder, a special pigmentation prevents the seats from heating up excessively in the sun. Audi offers bucket seats with folding seat backs as an option for the Coupé (standard in the R8 V10 plus).

The controls are clearly structured. The standard driver information system displays the speed digitally and offers a lap timer for recording lap times. The instruments and the shift lever in the V10 models bear red rings to underscore their sportiness.

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The shift paddles of the S tronic have been enlarged for easier operation and like the entry sills are in aluminum look. The pedals in ten-cylinder models also shine in aluminum look.

The R8 is the sporty spearhead of the Audi model lineup. 

 Now the high-performance sports car is more dynamic than ever, with the S tronic transmission and new features on the exterior, in the cabin and for the brakes.

All models now come standard with all-LED headlights. The rear lights mark the premiere of another dynamic innovation: dynamic turn signals. The powerful new R8 V10 plus with 404 kW (550 hp) sprints from zero to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 3.5 seconds. Thanks to Audi ultra lightweight construction, the top-of-the-line model with a manual transmission has a curb weight of just 1,570 kilograms (3,461.26 lb).

The reshuffled R8 lineup comprises two body styles – Coupé and Spyder – and three engines. The standard sprint times for both models equipped with the new seven-speed S tronic have improved by 0.3 seconds while fuel consumption has been reduced by as much as 0.9 liters per 100 km (22 grams CO2 per km [35.41 g/mile]).

All versions of the R8 feature an axle load distribution of roughly 43:57 – ideal for a mid-engine sports car. Dry sump lubrication enables the engines to be mounted low, giving the vehicle a very low center of gravity. All of the wheels are mounted on aluminum double wishbones.

The setup is tuned for high dynamics, yet delivers good comfort. The adaptive damping system Audi magnetic ride (standard in the R8 V10) adapts the response of the shock absorbers to the requirements of the driver and the road.

The chassis of the Audi R8 V10 is decidedly tuned for dynamics. A special configuration including modified spring/damper tuning with a corresponding adjustment of the camber values at the front axle provides for even more dynamic handling.

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The alloy wheels, which measure 18 or 19 inches in diameter depending on the engine, come in a variety of new designs. The brakes are incredibly powerful. All four discs are internally vented and perforated, and their wave design reduces the weight. Audi also offers optional carbon fiber-ceramic discs that are even lighter, yet extremely durable and long-lasting. These are standard with the R8 V10 plus.

The Audi R8 V10 offers superior performance. 

When equipped with the standard S tronic, the Coupé accelerates from zero to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 3.6 seconds and reaches a top speed of 314 km/h (195.11 mph).

With the optional manual transmission, these figures are 3.9 seconds and 316 km/h (196.35 mph). The R8 V10 Spyder completes the standard sprint in 3.8 seconds; top speed is 311 km/h (193.25 mph). The figures for the manual transmission are 4.1 seconds and 313 km/h (194.49 mph). The R8 V10 Coupé with S tronic consumes on average 13.1 liters of fuel per 100 km (17.96 US mpg).

Zero to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 3.5 seconds: the new Audi R8 V10 plus
The output of the new top model R8 V10 plus is 404 kW (550 hp) thanks to modified engine management; torque reaches 540 Nm (398.28 lb-ft) at 6,500 rpm.

Available only as a Coupé, the R8 V10 plus in combination with the S tronic accelerates from zero to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 3.5 seconds and flies past the 200 km/h (124.27 mph) mark just 7.8 seconds later. Average fuel consumption is 12.9 liters of fuel per 100 km (18.23 mph), corresponding to CO2 emissions of 299 g/km (481.19 g/mile). The figures with the manual transmission are 3.8 seconds, 319 km/h (198.22 mph) and 14.9 liters (15.79 US mpg).

Source: Audi USA

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