The 1st Generation Audi R8 was introduced in 2007. The 1st Generation R8 is a mid-engined 2-seater all wheel drive supercar. The Audi R8 1st generation is based upon the same platform that underpins the Lamborghini Gallardo. 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 dual 7-speed dual clutch transmission. The Audi R8 is available in 3 variants R8, R8 V10 and R8 V10 Plus. The 1st Generation Audi R8 lasted In production for over 9 years. The 1st Generation Audi R8 was available to purchase in the years 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and the year 2015.The 1st Generation Audi R8 price was very competitive when compared to other supercars in the same performance class.
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 narrow side swept headlights with integrated daytime running lights, dual air intakes below the headlights and a large trapezium styled grille. The sides feature large side vents and the R8 signature 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 R8 Plus variant features a small fixed lip spoiler on the rear deck and a larger rear diffuser. The facelift variant introduced a series of cosmetic upgrades that included new headlights that incorporated a tubular design, new wheel designs, circular exhaust outlets and new taillights with a tubular design. The overall exterior of the Audi R8 features aggressive styling that is portioned nicely and is able to easily stand out amongst its rivals. Options include a choice between 3 different rim styles, carbon ceramic brakes, carbon sigma sideblades and carbon fiber engine compartment inlays.
The interior of the 1st Generation Audi R8 features the familiar Audi design language. The seats are covered in a choice of black, nougat brown, beige, titanium grey and red premium 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 stitch full leather package, contrast stitching, illuminated aluminum door sills and a bang and Olufsen sound system. The overall interior of the 1st Generation Audi R8 features a great amount of interior space for a supercar in its class, it also offers a great level of comfort and interior refinement.
The Audi R8 1st generation can achieve an average of up to 8KM/L making for an estimated driving range of up to 656KM from the compact supercars 82 fuel tank.
The main competitors of the Audi R8 2007 are the Porsche 911 Turbo, Mercedes AMG GT, Mclaren 570S, BMW i8, Ferrari 488 GTB, Lamborghini Huracan, Lamborghini Gallardo, Ferrari 458 Italia and the Aston Martin Vanquish.