Audi R8 V8

Inspired by the most successful Le Mans racing car of all time, the Audi R8 has been created from 70 years of motorsport innovation.

The mid-mounted, high revving V8 4.2 FSI engine delivers 0-62mph in 4.6 seconds and a top speed of 187mph. quattro® permanent four-wheel-drive distributes power when and where you need it. And the breathtaking design is recognisable the moment it appears in a rear view mirror.

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The new Audi R8 combines the time-honoured hallmarks of the best of the classic sports cars with futuristic construction, transmission and suspension technologies. All this is underpinned by the steadfast reassurance of the quattro four-wheel-drive system.

The high-revving V8 petrol engine delivers 420PS, spontaneous response and a thrilling engine sound. It punches the R8 through the 62mph barrier in just 4.6 seconds.

The R8's unique engine position, together with quattro permanent four-wheel drive, results in outstanding dynamic performance with very high directional stability and enormous lateral acceleration.

Technical Specification

Engine 4.2-litre (4,163 cc) V8
Power 309 Kw (420 bhp) at 7,800 rpm
Torque 430 Nm (317 ft-lb) between 4,500 and 6,000 rpm
Transmission 6-speed R tronic, 4-wheel drive
Acceleration 0-100km/h 4.6 sec
Max. Speed 301 km/h / 187 mp/h

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