Audi R8has recently unveiled its new version of its Audi R8 V12 TDI concept at the Geneva Motor Show. It is powered by a 6.0 liter V12 diesel motor which generates 500hp and 738 pound-feet of torque. According to Audi, this R8 achieved 4.2 second at the accelerate of 0 to 62 mph. Other features of the R8 include a glass roof, all-LED headlights, increment of carbon fiber use, revised front and rear aprons, and larger air intakes all around. Continue reading for more pictures.
The Audi R8 is a two-seat supercar model of Audi.
Audi R8 is based on the concept car Audi Le Mans Quattro. The Audi R8 is presented in 2003 at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
Audi R8 changed little from the concept car. The large trapezoidal grille, brand identity, is well integrated into the front, but now with the rings to stand on top of the bonnet and rear, the Audi R8 car has air vents that improve aerodynamics at the front like they have the same function and also to cool the brakes.
Audi R8 has 4.2 liter V8 engine and 32 valves (four per cylinder) that yields 420cv (414hp) at 7800 rpm.
Audi R8 accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in 4.4 seconds, reaching a maximum speed of 301 km / h.
Audi R8 sharing the platform with his brother Lamborghini Gallardo.
Audi R8 with a fascinating behavior given its central engine, which balances the weight distribution, also featuring the famous quattro all-wheel drive.
While other automakers are dropping out of the Detroit Auto Show left and right, Audi is heading to Motor City with guns blazing, beginning with the 2010 Audi R8 V10.Car and Driver decided to put the rumors to rest that the updated super coupe is officially coming to Detroit, packing a 5.2-liter V10 putting out 520 hp and 398 lb.-ft. of torque. Aside from the obvious aural and performance differences, the V10-powered R8 will make use of a pair of larger dual exhaust tips rather than the V8 model's quad outlets. Expect new wheels, upgraded brakes and a few changes to the interior as well.
The oft-rumored Audi R8 Spyder will hit the European market in late 2009, with sales beginning in the U.S. sometime in 2011. According to C&D, the reason for the delayed Stateside launch is due to dealers that "have their hands full allocating coupes." Whatever that means. The R8's stylistic party pieces – it's side blades – will be shrunken down to accommodate a power-operated soft top, and the interior will carry over unchanged.
We've got more Audi goodness for you at 6 PM EST tonight, so check back in a few hours for a sneak peak of the four-ringer's plans for the Geneva Motor Show.
We already know that the Audi R8 V10 5.2 FSI quattro will be one of the biggest debuts at the 2009 Detroit Auto Show next month, and we hope we see this one on the stand rather than the silver example we saw yesterday. Bathing this 525-horsepower beauty in buckets of red paint has taken the fiery Italian passion of its Lamborghini-sourced 5.2L V10 and pinned it on the R8's sleeve. This used to be the everyday supercar, but after drinking a glass of bull sweat has grown a pair large enough to drop the "everyday" qualifier and just go with supercar. Enough waxing poetic. Check out the new high-res shots of the Audi R8 V10 in red below.