Created with racing-style design and performance, the Audi R8 provides drivers with the utmost in power, handling and a head-turning road presence. The flowing curves that define the coupe pay homage to the original race car that bears the R8 name, and it capably negotiates differing road surfaces and levels of traffic with confidence. On the inside, the controls have been carefully positioned for the driver’s convenience – no button or function is placed more than 30cm from the steering wheel.
The R8 Coupe’s 4.2-litre engine is positioned at the mid-point of the car, improving the vehicle’s weight distribution and giving passengers more interior space. It powers the coupe from 0-60mph in an impressive 4.6 seconds, up to a maximum speed of 187mph. Should you select the V10 version of the R8, the larger 5.2-litre engine provides even greater acceleration and power. Every combination of engine and transmission ensures a smooth drive, reassuring fuel economy and low carbon emissions.
In addition to stand-out design and robust performance, Audi hasn’t skimped on safety with the R8 – the seats contain integrated side airbags, and a number of electronic braking and traction systems ensure that you remain in full control of the vehicle at all times. The ceramic brakes are fully ventilated and reinforced to keep them performing at their best.