5.2 Liter V10 EngineAt the heart of the R8 5.2 FSI® quattro® is the soul stirring 525 hp 5.2 FSI V10 engine. Displayed under a transparent panel and nestled within a Carbon Fiber Sigma engine bay, the V10 screams to an astronomical 8700 rpm and propels the R8 5.2 to 60 mph in only 3.7 seconds on the way up to a top track speed of 196.4 mph. As part of a race-bred mid-engine design that contributes to superb handling dynamics, the 5.2 V10 produces 101hp/liter and features race winning technology such as FSI direct injection and a dry sump lubrication system that assures engine lubrication under the most demanding driving situations. It is no wonder then, that this same engine is used in the R8 LMS GT3 race car
4.2 Liter V8 EngineThe soul of the R8 4.2 FSI quattro® is the adrenaline inducing 430 hp 4.2 FSI V8 engine. Like the 5.2, the V8 is also displayed under a transparent panel, producing 316 lb-ft of torque and rocketing from to 60 mph in only 4.4 seconds to a top track speed of 187 mph. As part of a race-bred mid-engine design that contributes to superb handling dynamics, the 4.2 V8 features race winning technology such as FSI direct injection, sodium-cooled exhaust valves and is setup for a high-revving 8250 rpm.
Six-speed R tronic TransmissionAn automated six-speed manual gearbox combines the control of a manual gearbox with the advantages of an automatic.
Shifting is performed with the joystick gear lever or with manual shift paddles mounted on the steering wheel. A sport mode shift program further accentuates motorsport oriented gear shifting.The manual transmission features a gated shifter, S mode and launch control, which offers lightning fast shift times.
Race-inspired Driver-oriented Cockpit Design
The entire cockpit (monoposto) of the R8 is tilted toward the driver for maximum performance from both the car and the driver.
The quality of materials and craftsmanship of the R8 interior is highlighted by refined Micrometallic inlays that extend throughout the cockpit.
Available Carbon Fiber Sigma Elements
The sheer distinction of Carbon Fiber isn’t only limited to the exterior of the R8. Inside, available Carbon Fiber Sigma elements are featured in the monoposto driver’s cockpit, on the driver leg rest as well as the door handles and door inlays.
Audi Parking System plus with Rearview Camera
The rearview camera offers a real-time view of the rear parking area, while the front and rear ultrasonic parking sensors measure the distance to the nearest objects and intermittent audible tones indicate the distance to the driver.
Fine Nappa leather Heated Sport Seats
Seats and other elements finished in standard Fine Nappa leather create a comfortable, supportive and luxurious experience no matter how long or short the trip may be. The 10-way power sport seats are furnished in Fine Nappa leather and include lumbar support and a heating feature to provide supreme comfort for the duration of any journey.
Driver information system with Lap-timer
The driver information system located in the middle of the instrument cluster offers the driver an eyes forward display of pertinent information such as current MPG status, navigation directions, estimated time and distance to destination, a lap timer as well as allowing you to scroll through your phone book, CD menu and radio presets.
Audi Navigation System plus with Real-time Traffic
The DVD-based Audi Navigation system plus features a full-color 6.5'' LCD screen and MMI®-inspired control logic for AM/FM and SIRIUS Radio® functions, real-time traffic, a six-CD changer or iPod® integration through Audi Music Interface, and two SD® card slots for your MP3 music. Navigation information is given as audible route-guidance prompts and turn arrows via the color driver information system as well as a detailed color map on the main screen; five languages are available.