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.
The quattro system is the R8 quattro all-wheel drive. The Audi R8 is a mid engined model and due to this, the Audi quattro system used for the R8 models has a different configuration to the rest of the Audi range. In normal driving conditions, the quattro system in the R8 sends the majority of the power to the rear wheels. It can send up to 100% of the torque to the front or rear axles, depending on driving situation and road conditions.