Sunday, 22 September 2013

Audi R8 V10

Audi R8 V10


The Audi R8 (Typ 42) is a mid-engine, 2-seater sports car, which uses Audi's trademark quattro permanent all-wheel drive system. It was introduced by the German automaker Audi AG in 2006.The car was exclusively designed, developed, and manufactured by Audi AG's high performance private subsidiary company, quattro GmbH, and is based on the Lamborghini Gallardo platform. The fundamental construction of the R8 is based on the Audi Space Frame, and uses an aluminium monocoque which is built using space frame principles. The car is built by quattro GmbH in a newly renovated factory at Audi's 'aluminium site' at Neckarsulm in Germany.
In 2005, Audi announced that the name of the successful Audi R8 race car would be used for a new road car in 2007, the Audi R8, based on the Audi Le Mans quattro concept car (designed by Frank Lamberty and Julian Hoenig), appearing at the 2003 International Geneva Motor Show, and 2003 Frankfurt International Motor Show. The R8 development program began in 2004, Lamberty's design being approved and frozen for production. Production body prototypes began field testing in January 2006. The R8 road car was officially launched at the Paris Auto Show on 30 September 2006. There was some confusion with the name, which the car shares with the 24 Hours of Le Mans winning R8 Le Mans Prototype (LMP). 6-time 24 Hours of Le Mans winner Jacky Ickx described the R8 as "the best handling road car today".






  

R8 GT (2010–2013)

It is a limited (333 units world wide, 35 UK, 90 USA) version of R8 CoupĂ© 5.2 FSI quattro with curb weight reduced by 100 kg (220 lb) to 1,525 kg (3,362 lb), increased engine power to 560 PS (412 kW; 552 bhp) (367 PS (270 kW; 362 bhp) per ton). Because of these changes the R8 GT has a top speed of 199 mph (320 km/h) and goes from 0–100 km/h in 3.6 seconds, 0.3 faster than the R8 V10. The car also features some visual changes including red brake caliper covers, a fixed rear wing, front bumper mounted winglets and GT badges replacing the V10 ones.
The vehicle was released in May 2010 for $180,000 (US). US model (with R tronic) was released as 2012 model year car for $196,800 (excluding $1,250 destination charge, taxes, title, options and dealer charges).

R8 V8 Limited Edition (2011-)

It is a limited (100 units) version of R8 Coupé 4.2 FSI quattro for the UK market, commemorating the tenth victory for Audi in 24 Hours of Le Mans marathon race. It included titanium body colour option (no-cost optional metallic and pearl effect paint options, Titanium Metallic at cost), titanium finish 19-inch '5-arm double-spoke Y design' alloy wheels (from R8 GT Coupe), red brake callipers, satellite navigation, the Audi Music Interface (AMI), an interior light package, a premium Bang and Olufsen sound system, mobile phone preparation via a Bluetooth interface with integrated seat-belt microphones, Audi magnetic ride adaptive suspension system, Black Fine Nappa Leather-upholstered seats and headrests with crimson red accents and red contrast stitching, red stitching on leather-covered multi-function steering wheel and instrument cowl, crimson red leather upholstery on monoposto, knee pads and passenger door handle in red leather, floor mats have a red surround and feature the R8 logo in silver, stainless steel pedals and illuminated door sills with bright aluminium inserts carrying the R8 logo, optional Carbon Package (carbon sigma sideblades, door mirrors, monoposto, inlays and door sill trims, illuminated engine bay), bespoke R8 Driving Experience at Silverstone Circuit.
The vehicle was available to order from July 2011, with UK deliveries began in October

Audi R8 Tuning

Audi R8 popularity forces the top European tuners to create different customization options for that extreme car. Both interior and exterior design of the car could be changed in order to better the vision and make the car even more unique. Moreover packages to increase the overall performance are also available that enables the car to reach a maximum speed of around 40 km/h more than the non-tuning version. Also handling and braking are improved significantlyMost popular tuning packages are:
  • Audi R8 Toxique
  • Audi R8 Supersport Edition
  • Audi R8 V10 Biturbo


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