New Audi R8 ready to launch

Motorsport feeling in everyday driving: The completely newly-developed Audi R8 can now be ordered in Europe. The sports car will then make its appearance on the streets in autumn 2015.

Even faster, even more powerful, even more dynamic: The new Audi R8 is the brand’s sporty top model. The top version, the Audi R8 V10 plus* – now the most powerful and fastest production Audi ever – has a power output of 610 hp, a top speed of 330 km/h (205.1 mph) and a 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) acceleration time of 3.2 seconds.

Close cooperation between race-car engineers, race drivers and developers has certainly paid off. “The new Audi R8 will deliver exactly what customers expect from a high-performance sports car,” says Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, Audi Board Member for Technical Development. “This car brings our concentrated motorsport competence from the racetrack to the road.” The completely revised vehicle concept of the Audi sports car assures this. It features an even more powerful naturally aspirated V10 engine – mounted according to the mid-engine principle – that fascinates with its unique sound. The high-torque engine, a new type of lightweight design and an improved quattro drive system with fully accessible and variable torque control make the Audi R8 even more dynamic – off the racetrack as well.

Another innovation in the Audi R8 is the performance mode of the Audi drive select system. It lets drivers coordinate driving dynamics parameters to the friction value and condition of the road.

The success story of the Audi R8 began with the market launch of the first generation in 2007. Since then, the company has sold just under 27,000 units of the model.

Advance sales of the new Audi R8 begin on May 13, 2015. The entry-level price for the Audi R8 V10* is 165,000 euros, and the top version, the Audi R8 V10 plus*, sells for 187,400 euros. First deliveries will be made this autumn.

*Fuel consumption of the models named above:

Audi R8 V10:
Combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 11.4** (20.6 US mpg);
Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 272** (437.7 g/mi)

Audi R8 V10 plus:
Combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 12.3** (19.1 US mpg);
Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 287** (461.9 g/mi)

** Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions data as well as the efficiency classes are dependent on the choice of wheels and tyres.