The new Audi R8 range 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 as standard 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 two engine variants, including a 5.2-litre V10 rear wheel drive and a 5.2-litre Quattro V10, all-wheel drive. These two engines are only available with an S tronic gearbox. 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.


As you would expect, this hi-tech Audi comes complete with state-of-the-art technology, including the innovative Audi virtual cockpit - a driver-focused digital instrument cluster shown visibly on a 12.3-inch TFT display in crystal clear, high-contrast quality. Start the R8 range using the red button on the flat-bottomed steering wheel and enjoy a more dynamic drive, thanks to the speed-dependent power steering, allowing for superior manoeuvrability and responsiveness. LED headlights with daytime running lights, LED rear lights and dynamic rear indicators are standard across the R8 Range, maximising visibility for the driver.


The Audi R8 range offers superior security and protection for vehicle occupants, following the Bavarian brand’s high safety standards, which is why the build quality of this sports car is of the highest standard. A carbon-fibre reinforced spaceframe offers supreme stiffness, plus additional strengthening to the A-pillar and sills makes the cabin even better protected – this second-generation model boasts a 50% improvement on torsional rigidity over the first-generation. Carbon-ceramic brakes are fitted to the vehicle too, offering ultimate stopping power in all weather conditions, complementing the R8 range’s agile handling. The innovative Audi virtual cockpit and MMI navigation plus with MMI touch all aid the driver of the R8, offering required information at the ready without the need to look away from the road ahead or take a hand off the wheel.