Audi R8 Profile

 Audi R8  (2007 - date)

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.

With Audi's star shining brighter than ever before, demand will be huge. However, only time will tell if the Porsche 911 has finally met it's match.

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Metric   Imperial

2 Door, 2 Seat
LayoutMid Engine,
4 Wheel Drive
Gearbox6 Speed Manual / Sequential opt

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
2.7 sec 
0 - 100 - 0 mph
Lateral Accn 
Fuel Cons
20 mpg 
Emissions318 CO2 g/Km 

New Price (UK)£79825
Used Price (UK)£60000 - £90000
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 Output99 bhp/litre 
Bore x Stroke
3.35 X 3.66 in 
174.4 in 
75 in 
49.2 in 
3450 lbs 
Drag Cd 
Wheels (F/R)8 X 19
10 X 19 
Tyres (F/R)235/40 ZR19
285/35 ZR19 
Fuel Capacity
Fuel Type (UK) 

Category Rating 1Money No Object 2Costed Rating 3Bargain Rating 4
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