Audi R8 News

  • Audi R8 Spyder 4.2 FSI V-8

    When Audi originally unveiled its stunning R8 Spyder last September, the automaker decided to fit the model exclusively with its range-topping 5.2-liter FSI V-10 engine in keeping with the Spyder’s more upmarket positioning. The Coupe, on the other hand, was still available with either a 4.2-liter FSI V-8 or the more potent V-10. Now, more than a year after the launch of the original R8 Spyder, Audi is selling a new 4.2-liter V-8 powered version of the convertible, which has been priced from $127,700 (excluding $1,275 dealer and delivery charges) and is being introduced for the 2011...

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    Official From Audi: U.S. To Get RS5, R8 V-10 Spyder Priced

    When it comes to the super-hot Audis being brought to the America, it’s either hit or miss. While the S-designation is available, the RS-badged cars are normally excluded. They did sell the hot RS4 and RS6 within our shores, but the RS4 was only had for 2007 and 2008 and neither were offered in...

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    2011 Audi R8 5.2 Spyder quattro V10 Priced From $161,000

    The R8 Spyder 5.2 quattro (V10)--yes, that's Audi's full name for the car--fresh off its on-screen debut in the new Iron Man 2 movie, is ramping up for U.S. sale today. Audi has announced pricing, and it starts from $161,000 for the manual or $170,000 for the R tronic gearbox. Add a $1,250...

  • AMV-R Supercar Concept
    AMV-R Supercar Concept Puts A German Take On Italian Style

    There's not a lot to say about the AMV-R Supercar Concept, since it exists only digitally, but who needs to read when there are images like these to look at? In theory, the car would be powered by a twin-turbo V-10 engine, rated at 850 horsepower--enough to take on all but the world's fastest...

  • Audi R8 e-tron at Le Mans
    Audi R8 e-tron Wins Silvretta EV Rally

    Audi's motorsports heritage is unquestionable--from rally to road racing, the four-ringed brand has proved its ability time and again. This time, Audi gets to add a new kind of notch to its belt: a win at the Silvretta EV time-distance rally with the R8 e-tron prototype. The R8 e-tron took the win...

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    Audi R8 e-tron To Run 100-Mile Silvretta EV Rally

    To date, electric cars have largely been the golden children of the green movement. As sleek or stylish as they may be, they're often equally boring behind the wheel (the Tesla Roadster being a notable exception). But the future may hold as much in the way of performance and luxury for EVs as it...

  • 2012 Audi R8 GT

    This is going to sound terrible, but we can never remember why Kate Bosworth is important -- or at least important enough to be taking up a corner of the limited real estate north of our medulla oblongata. Is she a musician? A juggler? Did she kill someone famous, or just our sense of inner peace? Checking her IMDB profile, we see that she got her start as "Student in background" in the hit show that no one -- NO ONE -- we know ever watched, 7th Heaven. Also, she was in Blue Crush, which maybe counts for something. Still... Oh, whatever: she scores a lot of late-night talk show appearances...

  • Audi's Tony Stark Innovation Challenge
    Audi R8 Spyder Now Comes With The 4.2L V-8

    When Audi’s R8 Spyder was announced, the sole engine choice was the top-of-the-line 5.2L FSI V-10. There was nothing wrong with the amazing Lamborghini-sourced engine, but it forced buyers to pay more for the drop-top by not giving the option of the 4.2L FSI V-8 found in the R8 coupe. Audi has...

  • Audi R8 Spyder
    Audi R8 Spyder Now Available With 4.2 FSI V-8

    When Audi originally unveiled its stunning R8 Spyder last September, the automaker decided to fit the model exclusively with its range-topping 5.2-liter FSI V-10 engine in keeping with the Spyder’s more upmarket positioning. The Coupe, on the other hand, was still available with either a...

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    Rendered: 2012 Audi R4

    Many believed talk of Audi’s new R4 mid-level sports car was pure fantasy but then we saw the surprise unveiling of a second e-tron concept car; a unique design that even the automaker said was a production possibility. Now we have new computer-generated renderings of what the R4 sports car could...

  • Audi R8 e-tron at Le Mans
    Audi R8 e-tron Shows Up At 24 Hours Of Le Mans

    While most automakers are promoting their electric cars as a low cost and environmentally friendly option for urban commuting, Audi and Mercedes-Benz are taking a different route and are targeting the top end of town by promoting the performance aspects of electric propulsion--instantaneous torque...

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    Report: 800-HP Electric Bugatti Supercar Built, But May Never See Daylight

    Sneaking an 800-horsepower electric supercar onto the scene is a bit like sneaking an 800-pound gorilla into a dinner party. But that looks to be just what Bugatti has done, if the latest reports are to be believed. Claims that Bugatti has already built a prototype 800-horsepower electric supercar...

  • 2011 Audi R8 Spyder

    Available with a screaming 5.2-liter V-10 engine with 525 horsepower and 391 pound-feet of torque on tap, the all-new 2011 Audi R8 Spyder is easily one of the most desirable drop-tops on the planet, so it’s only natural that meticulous care will be taken when building it. Production of the stunning new Spyder takes place at Audi’s high-tech facility in Neckarsulm, Germany, the same place where Audi’s quattro division develops its awesome S and RS models. The R8 and R8 Spyder, however, are built in a dedicated building by a team of 240 specially selected assemblers and is churned out at...

  • Audi R8 LMS
    Seven Audi R8 LMS Cars To Tackle Nurburgring 24 Hours Race

    More than 200 vehicles will contest the Nurburging 24 Hours endurance race this weekend, including seven Audi R8 LMS cars entered by the Audi customer teams ABT Sportsline, Black Falcon and Phoenix Racing. Last year, when the new GT3 race cars made their debut in the 24-hour race with support from...

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    Audi R8 LMS Race Experience: Buy A Seat, Race At The Nurburgring

    Got the itch to test your mettle against some of the world's best drivers on the legendary Nurburgring, but don't have a race team or a billionaire's budget? You can race an Audi R8 LMS in real competition for a fraction of the price. That fraction is still likely measured in multiples of the...

  • Audi R8 LMS
    Pay Audi, Drive A R8 LMS In Actual Competition

     Those who long to go beyond the grassroots level of motorsports, like track days or autocross events should look towards Audi. Quattroholic.com is reporting that the company is starting a program called the “Race Experience.” Audi describes the program as, “Audi customers with sporting...

  • APS Audi R8
    APS Takes On The Audi R8

    Audi tuning specialist APS has released a new supercharger kit for the V-8 powered R8, offering the power of the bigger V-10 model but at a much lower cost. Performance, reliability and a stock style feel were major factors in the extensive research and development program carried out by APS and...

  • 2012 Audi R8 GT
    Audi Unleashes Driver-Focused Audi R8 GT

    Audi has taken the Audi R8 with the 5.2L FSI V-10 and gave it a similar treatment that Lamborghini gave the Gallardo Superleggera and is calling it the R8 GT. Like the Gallardo, the car has lost about 220 pounds compared to its “normal” R8 brother. In order to lose this weight with the added...

  • 2012 Audi R8 GT

    BMW has enjoyed some success with its CSL range of stripped out ready-to-race M3s and Mercedes-Benz has delivered several of its own lightweight Black Series models. That leaves the third major German luxury automaker, Audi, which has now revealed a lighter and more powerful version of its V-10 powered R8 supercar. Using techniques learned from the construction of the Superleggera models over at sister brand Lamborghini, Audi engineers have managed to shave off 220 pounds from the regular R8 V-10’s kerb weight. They took an elaborate approach involving every aspect of the vehicle, and in...

  • 2011 Audi R8 Spyder
    Drop-Top Exotics Offer No Benefit Except To Be Seen

    It used to be easy to tell who enjoyed the driving experience when their car came equipped with a manual transmission instead of an automatic. Today’s performance cars more or less come with clutch equipped semi-automatics, allowing the driver to shift quicker than with a traditional gear stick...

  • Audi's Tony Stark Innovation Challenge
    Audi R8 Spyder Joins Iron Man 2 Cast

    Iron Man 2 meets the big screen in May of this year, and along with it comes a showing of the Audi R8 Spyder. Known for its appearance in Transformers 2, the Audi R8 is no new face to the movie industry. Not surprisingly, Audi seems to be focusing its product marketing on this young audience, but...

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    Tony Stark Isn't Real, But 'Robert Downey Jr. Innovation Challenge' Doesn't Have The Same Ring

      We know, we know: another piece on the Audi R8? Clearly, we are slaves to the Hollywood PR machine -- or in this case, the one rumbling out of Ingolstadt. But whatever: at least this promotion is more interesting than the straight-up Iron Man 2 tie-in driving Audi's TV ads. This time around...

  • Audi's Tony Stark Innovation Challenge
    Audi Maxes Iron Man 2 Ties With 'Tony Stark Innovation Challenge'

    It's no secret that the Audi R8 Spyder is the mechanical co-star (though perhaps second to the suit) in the new Iron Man 2 movie and Audi is maximizing its screen time with its new Tony Stark Innovation Challenge social media campaign. Despite the shameless marketing hype, it's actually interesting...

  • 2012 Audi R8 Sport
    Spy Shots: Hardcore Audi R8 Sport

    BMW has enjoyed some success with its CSL range of stripped out ready-to-race M3s and Mercedes-Benz has delivered several of its own lightweight Black Series model. That leaves the third major German luxury automaker, Audi, which will soon offer uprated sports versions of its regular production...

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