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Metric   Imperial
Class Supercar
Body 2 Door 2 Seat
Layout Mid Engine
4 Wheel Drive
Transmission 6 Speed Manual
6 Speed Semi Auto
Number Built  
Type Conventional
Details V8
254 in3 
Max Power
414 bhp @7800rpm 
Max Torque
317 lb/ft @4500rpm 
Power to Weight
269 bhp/ton 
Torque to Weight
206 lbft/ton 
Specific Output 99 bhp/litre 
Bore x Stroke
3.35 X 3.66 in 
Fuel Cons
20 mpg 
Emissions 318 g/Km Co2 
Top Speed
187 mph 
0 - 30 mph
1.6 sec 
0 - 60 mph
4.4 sec 
0 - 100 mph
10.4 sec 
0 - 124 mph
16.7 sec 
0 - 186 mph
30 - 70 mph
Standing qtr Mile
12.6sec @113mph 
60 - 0 mph
0 - 100 - 0 mph
Ring Lap Time 8 min 4 sec 
Lateral Accn  
Drag Cd  
174.4 in 
75.0 in 
49.2 in 
3450 lbs 
Wheels (F/R) 8 X 19
10 X 19 
Tyres (F/R) 235/40 ZR19
285/35 ZR19 
Fuel Capacity
Pricing (2016)
New Price £n/a
Used Price £40000 - £75000

Audi's glorious new R8 looks set to be the greatest challenge yet to the class leading Porsche 911. The R8 benefits from a variety of Audi group models. Originally based on the on the Le Mans Quattro prototype, it's chassis comes from Lamborghini's Gallardo, while it's stunning V8 powerplant is courtesy of the equally impressive RS4. In the R8, this 414bhp unit delivers 0-60mph in 4.5sec and an unrestricted 187mph top speed.

The R8 is strictly a two seater but is both spacious and practical, with interior quality exceeding even Audi's usual impeccable standards. Four wheel drive is channelled through Audi's R-Tronic sequential gearbox, as development costs precluded the use of the superior twin clutch DSG system. Ceramic brakes are an option as are the innovative magnetic dampers that adjust the ride on the fly.

The R8 underwent a facelift for model year 2012.

Overall Rating Money No Object Bargain Rating BHP/ (x1000)
76% 77% 7% 7
Ranks 108 of 771 Ranks 164 of 771 Ranks 178 of 771 Ranks 251 of 771

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