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Body style: Coupé (two-door)
Segment: Exotic

Despite having a super-car brand in its portfolio, Audi insisted to have its own super-car and, in 2006, it launched the R8, which it was followed by the second generation in 2015.

Audi claimed 13 victories at the 24 hours of LeMans race before launching the second generation of its R8 and that was as much as the Ford and Ferrari combined. It was second only to Porsche. With that kind of sporting pedigree, the four-circle brand could dare and make a bold move with the second generation of the R8. They ditched the V8 engine and manual transmissions. It was time for a new era of supercars.

With its sleek, low profile, and advanced driving post, the second generation of the R8 featured an enhanced aerodynamic profile. On the front side, the new singleframe grille was adorned on the sides by a pair of air scoops for brakes cooling. The side air-intakes for the engine were painted in black, to emphasize the mid-engine design. In the back, under the taillights, there were other air-vents to help to cool the engine and remove the air from the wheel-well.

Inside, the two-seater supercar featured sport-bucket seats and a high-tech interior. With the Audi Virtual Cockpit, the instrument cluster was transformed into a 12.3” display with elaborately computed graphics. The system also showed a shift-light informing the driver when to shift the gears, while in manual mode.

The second generation of the R8 was available with a choice of two V10 engines that offered 540 hp and 610 hp, respectively. The standard transmission was a 7-speed S tronic.

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AUDI R8 2015 - 2018
  2 gasoline engines
  • 5.2L V10 FSI 7AT (540 HP)
  • 5.2L V10 FSI plus 7AT (610 HP)
  1 electric
  • e-tron (462 HP)

AUDI R8 5.2L V10 FSI 7AT (540 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  5.2L V10 FSI 7AT (540 HP)
Cylinders
V10
Displacement
5204 cm3
Power
397 KW @ 8250 RPM
540 HP @ 8250 RPM
532 BHP @ 8250 RPM
Torque
398 lb-ft @ 6500 RPM
540 Nm @ 6500 RPM
Fuel System
Direct Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
31.7 gallons (120.0 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
199 mph (320 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
3.5 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
7-speed automatic (S TRONIC)
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
245/35 ZR 19 || 295/35 ZR 19
DIMENSIONS
Length
174 in (4420 mm)
Width
76.4 in (1941 mm)
Height
48.8 in (1240 mm)
Front/rear Track
64.5/63 in (1,638/1,600 mm)
Wheelbase
104.3 in (2649 mm)
Cargo Volume
8 cuFT (227 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.28
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3682 lbs (1670 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
4178 lbs (1895 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
14.1 mpg US (16.7 L/100Km)
Highway
28 mpg US (8.4 L/100Km)
Combined
20.6 mpg US (11.4 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
272 g/km

AUDI R8 5.2L V10 FSI plus 7AT (610 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  5.2L V10 FSI plus 7AT (610 HP)
Cylinders
V10
Displacement
5204 cm3
Power
449 KW @ 8250 RPM
610 HP @ 8250 RPM
602 BHP @ 8250 RPM
Torque
413 lb-ft @ 6500 RPM
560 Nm @ 6500 RPM
Fuel System
Direct Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
31.7 gallons (120.0 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
205 mph (330 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
3.2 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
7-speed automatic (S TRONIC)
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
245/35 ZR 19 || 295/35 ZR 19
DIMENSIONS
Length
174 in (4420 mm)
Width
76.4 in (1941 mm)
Height
48.8 in (1240 mm)
Front/rear Track
64.5/63 in (1,638/1,600 mm)
Wheelbase
104.3 in (2649 mm)
Cargo Volume
8 cuFT (227 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.28
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3594 lbs (1630 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
4178 lbs (1895 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
13.4 mpg US (17.6 L/100Km)
Highway
25.3 mpg US (9.3 L/100Km)
Combined
19.1 mpg US (12.3 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
287 g/km

AUDI R8 e-tron (462 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  e-tron (462 HP)
Power
340 KW @ - RPM
462 HP @ - RPM
456 BHP @ - RPM
Torque
679 lb-ft @ - RPM
921 Nm @ - RPM
Fuel
Electric
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
3.9 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
single gear
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
245/35 ZR 19 || 295/35 ZR 19
DIMENSIONS
Length
174 in (4420 mm)
Width
76.4 in (1941 mm)
Height
48.8 in (1240 mm)
Front/rear Track
64.5/63 in (1,638/1,600 mm)
Wheelbase
104.3 in (2649 mm)
Cargo Volume
8 cuFT (227 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.28
Notes
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Range: >450 km (279 miles)
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