Audi R8 V10
Six flavors of Audi from $67,895 to $217,545.
611-horsepower coupe will be limited to 222 units.
Only 10 are coming to America.
Another Volkswagen Group icon looks headed for the River Styx. A few days after Autocar reported that the VW Beetle won't live past the current generation, Car and Driver reports "there are no current plans for a direct replacement" of the Audi R8. That information came after chatting to Audi R&D boss Peter Mertens at the Geneva Motor Show. Responding to a suggestion that the carmaker didn't have a next generation planned for the striking supercar, Mertens replied, "I would
Fall is a great time for convertibles.
This is now quite close to the Lamborghini Huracan LP580-2.
The aftermarket exhaust system gives the R8 V10 some extra F1 finesse.
Audi's Super Bowl ad puts a former astronaut into the new R8 V10 Plus to relive the joy of blasting off. The David Bowie soundtrack is a great choice, too.
Auto Express went to the Ascari circuit in Spain to check out the new Audi R8. The big news is that it won't come with a V8 at launch, only with a 5.2-liter V10 that puts out either 540 horsepower or 610 hp. But apparently, it does still have sideblades.
This weekend a new era begins in American sports car racing with the Rolex 24 at Daytona to kick off the new United SportsCar Championship, the freshly inked union between the Grand Am and American Le Mans Series. There'll be a wide variety of machinery lining up on the grid at the Florida speedway, includin
"Simplify and add lightness," as Lotus founder Colin Chapman said. In a world where even supercars are subject to environmental, efficiency and emissions standards, lighter vehicles are being looked on as a sort of panacea - make it lighter, and it's automatically faster, more agile, easier to brake and better on gas.
Looking across the Audi landscape, many models that used to get the company's high-revving, naturally aspirated 4.2-liter V8 are now powered by smaller, yet similarly powerful, forced-induction engines. From what Auto Express is reporting, though, the next-generation Audi R8 will not meet this same fate.
Bavarian tuners ABT have done another job on the Audi R8 V10, pumping up the 5.2-liter FSI V10 from 525 horsepower to 600 hp, and torque from 391 pound-feet to 406 lb-ft. With 50 more horsepower than the R8 V10 Plus - but not the extreme weight-loss scheme - ABT claims a 0-62 mile per hour run of 3.5 seconds, t
It's hard to believe that Audi launched the R8 a full seven years ago. Since that time, the automaker has kept the two-seat sports car fresh with several changes including the addition of the roofless Spyder, an optional V10 and the sportier GT model, but now Audi has determined that it's finally time for the model's first full-on refresh. Today, Audi revealed the revamped 2013 R8 lineup, highlighted by subtle styli