Audi R8 News

  • Audi R8 LMS testing for United SportsCar series.

    Longtime Porsche client Flying Lizard Motorsports has had a change of allegiance. Flying Lizard will ditch its traditional 911s for a pair Audi R8 LMS racers for the upcoming United SportsCar Championship. The R8 LMS has already had some success in sports car racing, including a win at the 2013 24 Hours of Daytona. The LMS reportedly shares 50 percent of its parts with the road-going R8, including its 5.2-liter V-10 engine. However, the entire car is heavily modified for competition. One of the two Flying Lizard cars will get the team's signature number 45, while the other will be number 35...

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    Audi Library iPad App Shows Off New 2014 R8

    Audi has a new way to show off the 2014 R8, as if it needed one. The German car maker is adding R8-specific content to its Audi Library iPad app. The app features a digital brochure with animation and videos highlighting the R8's many impressive features. One video focuses on the 2014 R8's S tronic...

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    Mid-Engine Audi nanuk Could Be Built (And Sold) Alongside R8

    When news first broke about the surprise Audi nanuk quattro concept at this week’s Frankfurt Auto Show, some fingers may have been pointed for just a moment—at the close likeness of the nanuk to another concept car from earlier this year: the Giugiaro Parcour. The Parcour was one of the...

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    Seven Audi R8 LMS ultra Race Cars To Tackle 2013 Spa 24 Hours

    A total of seven Audi R8 LMS ultra race cars will be competing in the 2013 Spa 24 Hours endurance race at the legendary Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium next week. Drivers racing 2012-spec R8 LMS ultras managed a one-two finish in the previous year’s race, and this year they’ll be using...

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    Hugh Jackman Shows Up To Wolverine Premiere In An Audi R8

    Australian actor Hugh Jackman showed up to the London premiere of his new movie The Wolverine in an Audi R8 V10 Spyder. What does the stunning Audi sports car have to do with Jackman and his latest movie? Well, in The Wolverine, Jackman’s character is driven by Yukio, played by Rila...

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    2014 Audi R8: Joy Ride

    I may be missing something, but the last I heard, I was completely normal for ditching work for a weekend fling with an Audi R8. Maybe you'll understand, after some evidence, why it took about a millisecond to take Audi up on its offer to wing it to Malibu and toss the R8 lineup around some of the...

  • Audi R8 e-tron track drive, Berlin Tempelhof Airport

    Thanks to the combined efforts of companies like Tesla Motors, Mercedes-Benz and others, the concept of an electric supercar no longer seems as unlikely as it once did. Audi has now joined that list too, with its striking R8 e-tron electric supercar. The German automaker invited us to the mighty Tempelhof Airport in Berlin to try the e-tron for ourselves. And while a spectacular car to drive, a production run limited to ten examples and no chance of any ever going on sale have left us feeling like a kid who's been handed a candy bar but told the candy shop itself will close forever... Under...

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    Audi Won't Sell R8 e-tron Electric Sports Car: Official

    Audi has confirmed that its R8 e-tron electric sports car will not be sold to the public, ending speculation that the cars may be offered in a limited run. So far, ten examples have been built in the car’s proposed production specifications but these will be retained for testing purposes...

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    2015 Audi R8 GT Sport Spy Shots

    Could Audi be working on an even more extreme version of its R8 supercar, one beyond the already hardcore R8 GT? It certainly looks that way following the sighting of this latest R8 prototype at the Nürburgring race track in Germany. With the launch of the latest 2014 Audi R8 range, the most...

  • How the 2014 Audi R8 is made
    How The 2014 Audi R8 Is Made: Video

    The current Audi R8 looks quite a lot like the same old Lamborghini-derived mid-engined GT you've been seeing for the last half-decade. But it's not. Sure, it still has most of the same mechanical parts and it even looks mostly the same, but the 2014 Audi R8 is a massive step forward in the finer...

  • Chris Harris and three of the world’s best sports cars
    Chris Harris Pits A Modded GT-R Against A 911 Turbo And Audi R8 V10 Plus: Video

    Online automotive channel Drive has a new season of its popular Chris Harris On Cars segment and the first episode starts off with a bang. The episode sees three of the world’s best sports cars pitted against one another, though the choice of cars is a bit odd. They include an Audi R8 V10...

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    Eight Audi R8 LMS ultras To Tackle 2013 Nürburgring 24 Hours

    Audi is gearing up to defend its overall victory at last year’s Nürburgring 24 Hours race, announcing today that it will have eight of its 2013-spec R8 LMS ultra race cars competing this year. Most of the cars will be fielded by private teams, though two of the cars, #14 and #15, will be...

  • Marvel Comics shows how to draw the Audi R8

    So, you're an Audi R8 fan? Oh, and you like action movies? Well then how about a line-by-line lesson in how to draw Iron Man's ride of choice for the third installment in the series? The video is interesting of itself for the study in the key lines that define the R8's form (in Spyder form, at any rate). For those with a yen to draw professionally, however, the video could lead to much more: Audi and Marvel Comics are partnering in a contest that will name a co-creator of a new Marvel digital comic book. The full details on the competition can be found here. If, like us, you're more into cars...

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    2014 Audi R8: Pricing Edges Up, Dual-Clutch Gearbox On Offer

    The 2014 Audi R8 lineup is significantly improved—with the German brand's mid-engine flagship sports car getting various updates to appearance, performance, and features. And that's before considering what might be the most substantial change—a new seven-speed S tronic transmission that...

  • Iron Man Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) in the Audi R8 e-tron
    Iron Man Tony Stark Drives Audi R8 e-tron In New Ad: Video

    Audi’s R8 e-tron electric supercar may not be dead after all. Earlier this week prototypes of the car were spotted testing in Europe and now an example has even appeared in a television commercial. The commercial is a bit of cross-promotion for Audi and its starring role in the third...

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    Audi Shows Off The R8 V10 Plus: Video

    Most manufacturer-produced automotive videos feature high-end cars in exotic locations, backed by either a classical, trance or techno music soundtrack. While that may be fine for most consumers, those of us with 5w30 in our veins much prefer to hear the engine’s song instead of canned...

  • Robert Downey Jr., as Tony Stark, drives the Audi R8 e-tron - image: Audi
    Audi Is Back As Tony Stark’s Ride Of Choice In Iron Man 3: Video

    If you’ve seen either of the first two Iron Man movies, you probably lust for Tony Stark’s car collection as much as we do. The fictional billionaire playboy (reportedly patterned after Tesla CEO Elon Musk) has a serious passion for all things fast, but seems to prefer Audi models for...

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    Audi Prepares For The 2013 Rolex 24 At Daytona

    Audi’s R8 Grand-Am debuted at the 2012 Rolex 24 at Daytona, and its inaugural race was less than stellar. The APR Motorsports car finished 31st in class (44th overall, some 280 laps down), followed by the Oryx Racing R8, which finished 32nd in class (45th overall, 295 laps down). Any new race...

  • Porsche 911 with Carbon Revolution CR-9 carbon-fiber wheels

    A few weeks back we told you about the revolutionary one-piece carbon fiber wheels developed by Australia’s Carbon Revolution. Built first for the Porsche 911, the 19x8.5 (front) and 19x12 (rear) wheels save some ten pounds of unsprung weight per corner, delivering noticeable gains in acceleration, cornering and fuel economy. Carbon Revolution claims the wheels reduce noise, vibration and harshness (NVH), too, since the carbon fiber material has natural damping properties. If there’s a downside, it’s the cost of a set of four, estimated to be $15,000. Like the saying goes...

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    2014 Audi R8, V10 Spyder, And V10 Plus: First Drive

    There are many reasons why the friends of those of us lucky enough to write about cars profess to hate and envy us. Most of them are completely valid. Driving a passel of brand-new 2014 Audi R8s, including the new V10 Plus model, on track in northern Italy and over the Alps is just one of the...

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    2016 Audi R8 Won’t Borrow Porsche Platform: Report

    With Porsche put in charge of sports car and luxury sedan development at the Volkswagen Group, we’re going to start seeing the sports car brand developing a greater number of models for fellow Volkswagen Group brands, including the likes of Audi and Bentley. Such a task is made possible due...

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    2014 Infiniti G37 Spy Shots, Wild Lexus LFA Prototype, Audi R8 GT Sport: Top Photos Of The Week

    As automakers prepare for SEMA, we've been kept busy with first glimpses of several upcoming new cars undergoing testing. From the Germans to the Japanese, no automaker was safe from our spy photographers' lenses. We spied the new 2014 Infiniti G37 sporting new styling clearly inspired by the...

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    Audi R8 e-tron To Get Model S-Style Digital Center Stack?

    UPDATE: It turns out this is the separate F12 e Sport prototype, which Audi researchers have been using to develop a modular electric car platform. It is not the production R8 e-tron. Audi has already told us about the motorsport-inspired digital rear view mirror it plans to install in its upcoming...

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    What It Takes To Be The New 2013 Audi R8: Video

    We've already seen the photos and specs of the updated 2013 Audi R8, and while the changes to the car are minor, the refresh keeps the best of the original R8's style while adding tasteful accents, not to mention a much-needed replacement for the clunky R tronic automated manual gearbox. This...

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