Audi R8

1st Generation (2007 - Present)


Audi R8 Overview

The 1st Generation Audi R8 was introduced in 2007. The R8 is a mid-engined 2-seater supercar that is based upon the Lamborghini Gallardo platform. The Audi R8 is considered by many to be “the best handling road car today” and one of the only truly usable supercars. The 1st Generation R8 was given a facelift in 2012; it received a minor series of cosmetic upgrades and a 7-speed dual clutch transmission. The Audi R8 is available in 3 variants R8, R8 V10 and R8 V10 Plus.

The exterior of the 1st Generation Audi R8 features a very distinctive design language but is still instantly recognizable as an Audi. The front fascia features slim tube designed LED taillights, dual air intakes below the headlights and a large trapezium styled grille. The sides feature large side vents and sideblades. The rear end houses trapezium shaped taillights with a tube design, large dual grilles bellow the headlights and large dual circular sports exhaust tips. The overall exterior of the Audi R8 features aggressive styling that is portioned nicely. Options include a choice between 3 different rim styles, red brake calipers, carbon ceramic brakes, carbon sigma sideblades and carbon fiber engine compartment inlays.

The interior of 2007 Audi R8 features the familiar Audi design language. The seats are covered in a choice of black, nougat brown, beige, titanium gray and premium red leather. Standard options include Automatic 2-zone climate control, heated power side mirrors, cruise control, satellite navigation, 7-speaker stereo system, rain sensing windscreen wipers, fully automatic headlights, traction control, stability control, ambient LED interior lighting, 12-way power sports seats with 4-way power lumbar support, heated front seats and a tire-pressure monitoring system.Options include Auto-dimming door mirrors, reversing camera, a choice between carbon sigma or piano black decorative inlays, a choice between semi fine Nappa leather and full fine Nappa leather package, diamond stich full leather package, contrast stitching, illuminated aluminum door sills and a Bang and Olufsen sound system.

(V8) 4.2 Liter 32-Valve V8
(V10) 5.2 Liter 40-Valve V10
(V10 Plus) 5.2 Liter 40-Valve V10

6-Speed Manual
6-Speed R-Tronic
7-Speed S-Tronic

82 Liter Tank
656KM Range

Porsche 911 Turbo, Mercedes AMG GT, Mclaren 570S, BMW i8, Ferrari 488 GTB, Lamborghini Huracan, Aston Martin Vanquish

(V8) 4.2 Liter 32-Valve V8 430BHP@7900RPM
(V10) 5.2 Liter 40-Valve V10 525bhp@8000RPM
(V10 Plus) 5.2 Liter 40-Valve V10 550bhp@8000RPM

Excellent ride quality
Excellent handling and drive
Relatively Inexpensive supercar
Great range of standard equipment
Extremely Reliable
Comparatively good fuel economy
Spacious int

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