Whichever way you look at the new Audi R8: This high-performance sports car combines pure aesthetics with a breathtaking performance. The new Audi R8 demonstrates with every trip that concentrated power and elegance are perfectly compatible. After a comprehensive update, the super sports car convinced by modified suspension components with a more dynamic handling. And with its even more distinctive exterior design, no other Audi is as close to racing as the Audi R8.
The honed character of the new Audi R8 models also becomes clear visually. The Singleframe radiator grille has a wider, flatter line.
The high-performance sports car Audi R8 is designed for maximum dynamics on almost all technology fields.
This high-performance sports car combines pure aesthetics with a breathtaking performance.
Modifications to the suspension provide even more stability and precision.
The R8 Spyder has a lightweight soft top which tapers into two fins. These stretch the cloth so that it harmonizes perfectly with the athletic design of this high-performance sports car, in much the same was as the large CFRP hood compartment cover does.
The new Audi R8 is equipped with factory-installed 19-inch wheels. Ultralight 20-inch fully milled wheels in five-V dynamic design with new summer and sport tires, which convey even more precise handling, are available as an option.
The grille rounds off the diffuser that extends quite some way up. In the engine compartment the air filter is situated under a new, three-part cover – available in a choice of plastic or carbon fiber.
Operation is totally focused on the driver. The latter can control all important functions with the multifunction and satellite buttons of the steering wheel without having to take their hands off the wheel or look away from the road.
Driver and passenger take a seat on low-mounted sports seats. These are covered with leather and Alcantara. Alternatively, Audi offers the R8 bucket seats. They are even more contoured, foldable and can be partly set electrically.
Modifications to the suspension provide even more stability and precision. The assistance has been retuned both with the optional dynamic steering and the electromechanical power steering: Steering response and the feedback from the road come across as even more precise across the entire range of speeds.
Behind the top value in the weight of the Audi R8 is the Audi Space Frame (ASF) in multi-material construction. It combines components made of aluminum and structurally integrated CFRP. The stabilizer on the front axle is also available in CFRP and aluminum, which reduces the weight of the new Audi R8 by another two kilograms.
Progressive lighting technology
The Audi R8 is equipped as standard with LED headlights and dynamic rear flashing lights. On request, a laser spot for the high beam is available together with the dynamic flashing light on the front. The laser spot complements the LED high beam from a speed of 60 km / h and brings the driver due to the long range a great plus in visibility. An intelligent camera sensor recognizes other road users and fades accordingly.
Functional: the interior
The new look of the Audi R8 also includes the driver-focused interior. New are the colors pastel silver with rock gray contrasting stitching, palino brown with steel gray seams and black with utopia-blue stitching.
Operating concept & Infotainment
The cockpit focuses on the most important aspect: the driver. Engine start, driving dynamics, engine sound, infotainment and gear change commands can all be adjusted via the R8 performance leather steering wheel. The innovative Audi virtual cockpit is also focused on the driver. The 12.3 inch TFT display shows lots of important information brightly and as high-contrast text and graphics. The driver can choose between three views. In the performance view, the rev counter is centrally located, and other indicators and gages are arranged around it – such as for torque, power, oil temperature, tire temperature, g-forces and lap times on the race track.
Created to convince.
“The R8 occupies a unique position for Audi in every respect” (Michael-Julius Renz, Managing Director of Audi Sport GmbH). The new Audi R8 combines impressive performance, sporty elegance and the fascination of boundless freedom.