Design and body
The Audi R8 Coupe is 4.42 meters (14.5 ft) prolonged and 1.94 meters (6.4 ft) wide. With a cabin placed distant forward, a prolonged behind and 2.65-meter (8.7 ft) wheelbase, a proportions make a record judgment of a mid-engine sports automobile plain to see during a glance. Characteristic pattern facilities are a pointy lines and edges as good as a two-part sideblade, that is interrupted by a continual shoulder line and tenses a sides.
Large atmosphere inlets with straight fins and LED headlights side a wide, low-profile Singleframe grille that has a clever sculpted look. As an option, Audi can broach LED headlights with laser spots that double a operation of a high-beam headlights. This choice also includes energetic spin signals in front; they are customary in a LED tail lights. The demeanour during a back is tangible by a diffuser, a movement shade of a engine cell and – in a V10 and – a CFRP bound wing.
In a tip model, a R8 V10 plus, a unladen weight (without driver) is usually 1,555 kg (3,428.2 lb), and a dry weight is a low 1,454 kg (3,205.5 lb). Playing a decisive purpose in this systematic lightweight pattern judgment is a Audi Space Frame (ASF), that weighs only 200 kilograms (440.9 lb) interjection to a new form of multimaterial construction. It comprises 79 percent aluminum and 13 percent carbon-fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) and was designed according to a Audi motto “The right member in a right volume during a right place.”
The engine of a Audi high-performance sports automobile is accessible in twin versions – with 397 kW (540 hp) in a R8 V10 and 449 kW (610 hp) in a R8 V10 plus. Their limit engine torque – 540 Nm (398.3 lb-ft) and 560 Nm (413.0 lb‑ft), respectively – is accessible during 6,500 revolutions per notation for both engines.
The response of a high-revving (up 8,700 rpm), naturally aspirated 5.2‑liter engine is quite spontaneous. Like a racing automobile engine, a V10 section has dry sump lubrication. Its evil sound is really distinctive, and on ask Audi will implement a sports empty element for an even fuller sound.
At a same time, a V10 engine employs effective potency technologies. They include a COD (cylinder on demand) system, that shuts off one quarrel of cylinders underneath low bucket conditions. Another is twin injection, that injects a fuel into a explosion chambers and initiation plural according to demand. When drivers take their feet off a accelerator pedal during speeds over 55 km/h (34.2 mph), a R8 Coupe goes into a coasting mode. When a automobile comes to a stop, a start-stop element deactivates a V10 engine.
- 5.2 FSI quattro with 397 kW (540 hp)
- 5.2 FSI quattro with 449 kW (610 hp)
Combined fuel expenditure in l/100 km: 12.3 – 11.4 (19.1 – 20.6 US mpg)
Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 287 – 272 (461.9 – 437.7 g/mi)
(Figures change depending on engine/transmission/wheels/tires)
Positioned behind a engine is a seven-speed S tronic that executes lightning-fast rigging shifts by electrical control (by-wire). The dual-clutch delivery leads a energy to a quattro expostulate element with an electrohydraulically activated multi-plate purchase during a front axle. It has active H2O cooling for limit performance. The purchase distributes expostulate torque entirely variably according to a pushing conditions – adult to 100 percent can be destined to possibly a front or back wheels.
The motorsport DNA of a Audi R8 Coupe also expresses itself in a framework area with a aluminum double wishbone suspensions. The V10 is tuned generally for sporty driving. For both engines, electrically tranquil startle absorbers (Audi magnetic ride) are accessible on request. The electromechanical energy steering element gives drivers finely differentiated highway feedback.
Alternatively, Audi will implement energetic steering. Besides integrating a quattro expostulate system, a Audi expostulate name element also integrates other systems into a 4 simple modes: a accelerator pedal, steering, S tronic, check control (optional), energetic steering (optional) and a flaps of a empty system. The dry, soppy and sleet opening modes also change a Electronic Stabilization Control (ESC).
Interior and controls
In a interior too, a lightweight pattern judgment of a Audi R8 is voiced in frozen lines. The defining member is a arch-shaped “monoposto” that wraps around a cockpit. The instrument row appears to boyant weightlessly, and filigree-shaped controls for a involuntary atmosphere conditioner are organised along a reduce edge. Behind a seats is a load space with 226 liters (8.0 cu ft) of capacity, that supplements a 112 liter (4.0 cu ft) luggage cell during a front of a car.
As in a racing car, drivers can work all critical functions but carrying to take their hands off a steering circle or demeanour divided from a road. The R8 sport leather steering circle with multifunction plus, that is customary on a R8 V10, integrates twin satellite buttons: for starting and interlude a engine and for Audi expostulate select. The R8 opening leather steering circle with 4 control satellites offers one additional push-button with a rotary switch for a opening mode and another for determining a empty system.
The Audi practical cockpit – a TFT guard with a 12.3-inch shade – presents all information in intricately rendered, high-resolution graphics. The motorist can select between 3 views. In a opening view, a rev opposite is mainly located, and other indicators and gages are organised around it – for torque, power, oil temperature, tire temperature, g-forces and path times on a competition track, for example.
The Audi R8 Coupe also comes with a inexhaustible set of customary equipment. One prominence is MMI navigation and with MMI touch. The motorist controls a element from a steering wheel, a MMI depot on a console of a core hovel or by voice commands. Audi bond is a ideal member to element MMI navigation plus. It brings a R8 online around a high-performance LTE standard. The sound element from Bang Olufsen and a Audi phone box turn out a infotainment lineup.
The equipment, information and prices specified in this request impute to a indication operation offering in Germany. Subject to change but notice; errors and omissions excepted.