Audi R8 | Part Five

Audi R8 engine

Audi R8 Engine

Audi R8 on the Road Prices
  • Manual £76,825 OTR, R tronic £82,025 OTR
Audi R8 Body:
  • Lightweight aluminium body based on Audi Space Frame
  • Aerodynamic negative lift for high directional stability
  • Dimensions: L 4.43 m, W 1.90 m, H 1.25 m, wheelbase 2.65 m
  • Generous interior space by mid-engine sports car standards
  • Luggage compartment offering 100 litre capacity at the front, a further 90 litres behind the seats
Audi R8 Performance
  • Acceleration 0-62mph 4.6 seconds, 0-124mph in 14.9 seconds
  • Top speed 187mph
Audi R8 Engine
  • High-revving V8 developing 420PS at 7,800rpm and 430Nm between 4,500 and 6,000rpm
  • FSI petrol direct injection
  • Dry sump lubrication for a low centre of gravity and high loadability
Audi R8 Transmission and Drivetrain
  • Six-speed manual gearbox with short gearshift travel
  • R tronic sequential gearbox (optional)
  • quattro permanent four-wheel drive, perfect weight distribution 44% to 56%
Audi R8 Suspension:
  • Double wishbone axles at front and rear
  • Innovative Audi magnetic ride damping system (optional)
  • 19-inch wheels, high-performance brake system with ventilated discs measuring 380mm at the front and 356mm at the rear
  • Ceramic brake discs (optional)
Published 12 May 2007 Melanie Carter

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