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

Audi launched its first supercar in 2006, and 2012 brought their new R8 with a 5.2-liter V10 engine borrowed from the Lamborghini Gallardo.

The exterior of the R8 was aggressive, with sharp lines and the Audi’s so called “side blades” on the side (of course). The side blades were made of carbon fiber to maintain a reduced weight. Sticked to the side blades were air intakes that helped redirecting the air to reduce drag.

The headlights were equipped with daytime running LED strips and the R8 was the first car to feature them.

The most interesting part showed the true sports nature of the R8 - the rear-mounted engine with a glass cover.

The 5.2 liter V10 engine developed 525 hp and could rocket the car to 100 kph in 3.7 seconds. The R8 could reach a maximum speed of 318 kph. Quite impressive!

The interior of the R8 didn’t really match the exterior design. It did not give the feeling of being inside a sports car, but rather in an Audi RS.

Sports car usually have different color accents, but the R8’s dashboard was mostly black and simple.

The steering wheel was flat-bottomed as not much space was available in the 2-seater. It was equipped with paddle shifters that looked like aluminium, however, they were made of plastic.

The instrument panel was the classic one, with added V10 and R8 logos on the cluster gauges.

The R8 was a bargain compared to the Lamborghini and still offered a beautiful design, comfort, lots of storage spaces, power and fun.
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AUDI R8 V10 2012 - 2015
  2 gasoline engines
  • 5.2 V10 FSI 7AT (525 HP)
  • 5.2 V10 FSI plus 7AT (550 HP)
brochures (download)
AUDI R8 V10 Brochure

AUDI R8 V10 5.2 V10 FSI 7AT (525 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  5.2 V10 FSI 7AT (525 HP)
Cylinders
V10
Displacement
5204 cm3
Power
386 KW @ 8000 RPM
525 HP @ 8000 RPM
518 BHP @ 8000 RPM
Torque
391 lb-ft @ 6500 RPM
530 Nm @ 6500 RPM
Fuel System
Direct Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
195 mph (314 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
3.6 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
235/35 R19 || 295/30 R19
DIMENSIONS
Length
174.8 in (4440 mm)
Width
75 in (1905 mm)
Height
49.3 in (1252 mm)
Front/rear Track
64.5/62.7 in (1,638/1,593 mm)
Wheelbase
104.3 in (2649 mm)
Ground Clearance
4.2 in (107 mm)
Cargo Volume
3.5 cuFT (99 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.35
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3792 lbs (1720 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
4288 lbs (1945 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
11.5 mpg US (20.5 L/100Km)
Highway
26.4 mpg US (8.9 L/100Km)
Combined
18 mpg US (13.1 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
305 g/km

AUDI R8 V10 5.2 V10 FSI plus 7AT (550 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  5.2 V10 FSI plus 7AT (550 HP)
Cylinders
V10
Displacement
5204 cm3
Power
404 KW @ 8000 RPM
550 HP @ 8000 RPM
542 BHP @ 8000 RPM
Torque
398 lb-ft @ 6500 RPM
540 Nm @ 6500 RPM
Fuel System
Direct Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
197 mph (317 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
235/35 R19 || 295/30 R19
DIMENSIONS
Length
174.8 in (4440 mm)
Width
75 in (1905 mm)
Height
49.3 in (1252 mm)
Front/rear Track
64.5/62.7 in (1,638/1,593 mm)
Wheelbase
104.3 in (2649 mm)
Ground Clearance
4.2 in (107 mm)
Cargo Volume
3.5 cuFT (99 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.35
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3682 lbs (1670 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
4178 lbs (1895 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
11.8 mpg US (19.9 L/100Km)
Highway
27.4 mpg US (8.6 L/100Km)
Combined
18.2 mpg US (12.9 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
299 g/km
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