The new R8 from Audi has a striking silhouette which makes a clear, bold statement right from the start. It’s elegant and very athletic – from the Coupé to the Spyder, performance and poise come as standard. The new Audi R8 5.2-litre V10 Plus, at the head of the range, takes this to a whole new level.
The new Audi R8 can be discovered in more detail and taken for a test drive at Jardine Motors Group dealerships today.
As befits a car with such exhilarating style and performance, Audi has created a selection of high-tech safety features for the new R8 range.
These include two full-size, two-stage airbags, along with side airbags for your head and thorax region integrated into the backrests of the sports seats.
The new Audi R8 has sweeping, flowing curves, a prominent single-frame grille and sparkling LED headlights, which contribute to the car's striking visual impact. The multiple fins on the sports air intakes are designed with panache, adding flair and style, and the 19-inch, five-arm double-spoke alloy wheels complement the sports theme.
Inside, the new Audi R8 has been ergonomically designed around you. No button or function is more than 30cm from the three-spoke flat-bottomed, leather-covered multifunction steering wheel. To ensure your driving comfort, Audi has included electronic climate control, and the fine Nappa leather sports seats have electric lumbar support and heating controls.
The new Audi R8 is available in a wide range of engines, including a 4.2-litre V8 generating 430bhp; a 5.2-litre V10 which achieves 525bhp; or the new R8 GT, which features a 5.2-litre V10 providing 560bhp.
All engines are supported by Audi's quattro® four-wheel drive technology and have six-speed manual transmission, or R-tronic transmission on the R8 GT version.
4440 mm / 174.8 in|
1904 mm / 75 in|
|Vehicle Height||(unladen) 1252 mm / 49.3 in|
2650 mm / 104.3 in|
|Unladen weight (DIN)||
1560 kg / 3439 lb|
|Engine / Cylinders||
430 nm @ 4500-6000 rpm|
|Acceleration||0-60 mph / 4.6 sec|