Audi R8 Profile


 Audi R8  (2007 - date)

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Audi's glorious new R8 looks set to be the greatest challenge yet to the class leading Porsche 911. The R8 benefits from a variety of Audi group models. Originally based on the on the Le Mans Quattro prototype, it's chassis comes from Lamborghini's Gallardo, while it's stunning V8 powerplant is courtesy of the equally impressive RS4. In the R8, this 414bhp unit delivers 0-60mph in 4.5sec and an unrestricted 187mph top speed.

The R8 is strictly a two seater but is both spacious and practical, with interior quality exceeding even Audi's usual impeccable standards. Four wheel drive is channelled through Audi's R-Tronic sequential gearbox, as development costs precluded the use of the superior twin clutch DSG system. Ceramic brakes are an option as are the innovative magnetic dampers that adjust the ride on the fly.

With Audi's star shining brighter than ever before, demand will be huge. However, only time will tell if the Porsche 911 has finally met it's match.

Links
www.audi.com
Audi worldwide portal
www.audi.co.uk
Audi UK official site
www.audifans.net
Audi enthusiasts site
www.audiclub.co.uk
Audi Owners Club UK
www.club-audi.co.uk
Club Audi
audiforums.com
Audi forums
www.audiworld.com
Audi World enthusiasts site
 
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Specification
Metric   Imperial

BodyCoupe
2 Door, 2 Seat
LayoutMid Engine,
4 Wheel Drive
Gearbox6 Speed Manual / Sequential opt


Top Speed
187 mph 
0 - 30 mph
1.6 sec 
0 - 60 mph
4.4 sec 
0 - 100 mph
10.4 sec 
0 - 124 mph
16.7 sec 
0 - 186 mph
 
30 - 70 mph
 
Standing qtr Mile
12.6sec @113mph 
60 - 0 mph
2.7 sec 
0 - 100 - 0 mph
 
Lateral Accn 
Fuel Cons
20 mpg 
Emissions318 CO2 g/Km 


New Price (UK)£79825
Used Price (UK)£60000 - £90000
CylindersV8  
Capacity
254 in3 
Max Power
414 bhp @7800rpm 
Max Torque
317 lb/ft @4500rpm 
Power to Weight
269 bhp/ton 
Torque to Weight
206 lbft/ton 
Specific Output99 bhp/litre 
Compression 
Bore x Stroke
3.35 X 3.66 in 
Length
174.4 in 
Width
75 in 
Height
49.2 in 
Weight
3450 lbs 
Drag Cd 
Wheels (F/R)8 X 19
10 X 19 
Tyres (F/R)235/40 ZR19
285/35 ZR19 
Fuel Capacity
 
Fuel Type (UK) 

Ratings
Category Rating 1Money No Object 2Costed Rating 3Bargain Rating 4
 
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