Audi’s original R8 supercar proved to be a huge success for the German manufacturer, exceeding expectations while presenting a real challenge to all rivals in the class. The second-generation model improves on its predecessor’s strengths with a lighter build and higher-powered engines.
First deliveries of the new R8 will be made towards the end of 2015 and you can place your own order with Lancaster Audi. Speak to your local dealership today to make an enquiry.
Audi's legendary quattro four-wheel drive system delivers exceptional grip when you need it the most and is supported by a mechanical limited slip differential which helps to prevent wheel spin.
There are advanced carbon-ceramic disc brakes to bring the vehicle to a stop quickly, and for passive protection the chassis is around 40 percent stiffer than before.
To help the new R8 retain its appeal among current owners, Audi has subtly updated the supercar's design rather than overhauling it.
The newcomer adds more aggressive bumpers, split air intakes on the front, and a squarer grille similar to that seen on the new TT.
Large side blades are one feature that have been carried over from the outgoing R8 and at the rear is a revised diffuser that aids downforce.
Inside, Audi has stripped back many of the buttons and switches seen in the first-generation R8 and has included a 12.3-inch TFT display in place of the traditional instrument panel.A multi-function steering wheel enables buyers to control a whole host of functions without lifting a hand, or the control wheel located on the centre console can be used instead if preferred.
This uncluttered arrangement helps you to fully focus on the car's performance, boosting your enjoyment and safety on the road.
Two versions of V10 engine are offered by Audi, and both are linked to a seven-speed S Tronic gearbox with four-wheel drive.
At the top of the range is the 610PS V10 Plus which surges from 0-60mph in approximately 3.2 seconds.
The lower-powered 540PS unit will achieve the same feat in approximately 3.5 seconds and continues onwards to reach 201mph.
The start/stop system means improved fuel consumption over the departing R8, and a variety of other technology has been fitted to keep occupants safer.
4,440mm / 174.8 in|
1,944mm / 76.5 in|
|Vehicle Height||(unladen) 1,244mm / 48.9 in|
2,650mm / 104.3 in|
|Unladen weight (DIN)||
1,454kg / 3,205 lb|
|Engine / Cylinders||
560Nm @ 6,500 rpm|
610PS @ 8,150 rpm|
|Acceleration||0-60 mph / 3.2 seconds (approximately)|