Its athletic curves are just a hint of what's inside: pure performance with explosive equipment. The Audi R8 Coupe.
What would be the result if we could make a super sports car even sportier? More powerful? Lighter? More fascinating? We have found the answer to these questions: with the Audi R8 V10 plus Coupe. The hot-blooded genes of the R8 and the innovative technologies of Audi ultra have produced a vehicle that has become breathtaking in the literal sense of the word.
The Audi R8 V10 plus Coupe keeps what its name promises: thanks to its intelligent material mix and specific material savings it is pure sportiness - with ease. This principle is manifested by the numerous carbon elements fitted as standard on both the interior and exterior. The result: the right material in the right quantity in the right place. You will feel this the very first time you accelerate the R8 V10 plus. Thanks to the increased engine power of 404 kW you will reach 100 km/h from standstill after only 3.5 seconds**. The exterior of the Audi R8 V10 plus Coupe is particularly athletic. The characteristic sideblades and the rear diffuser are made of carbon. The front also leaves no doubt as to the power behind the Audi R8 V10 plus Coupe. The low front spoiler is made of carbon, as are the exterior mirror housings. The standard ceramic brake* saves around 12 kilogrammes in weight compared with steel disc brake systems. And what makes the R8 V10 plus stand out even more: the perceptibly more powerful engine. After all, less weight in conjunction with more power mainly means one thing: even more agility. This is impressively clear from the start weight/power ratio: 3.95 kg/kW** promise breathtaking pleasure.
*Please consult your Audi partner or national Audi website to find out more about the special features of the ceramic brake.
**Value for R8 V10 plus with S tronic.
Consumption and emission values:
Fuel consumption, combined: 14.9-12.9 l/100 km
CO2 emission, combined: 346-299 g/km
This car has racing genes. And you can feel them on the road. Like practically no other sports car, the Audi R8 Coupe offers the feeling of unmediated control over almost limitless power. Feel the irresistible acceleration: choose between a 4.2 l V8 FSI engine with 316 kW and the 5.2 l V10 FSI engine with 386 kW.
Thanks to the mid-engine design, the engine weight is near the vertical axis, thus ensuring a balanced distribution of axle load. This results in neutral driving behaviour and outstanding road handling. The dry sump lubrication makes reliable oil supply possible at high lateral acceleration forces. In addition, the flat oil sump allows the engine to be installed lower, bringing the vehicle‘s centre of gravity closer to the ground.
The high-rev concept (HRC)
The meaning behind this technical term is pure driving enjoyment derived directly from motorsport. The high-rev concept in the V8 and V10 mid-engines of the Audi R8 works according to a simple principle. An increased number of combustion processes in the cylinders creates more power and therefore a greater power yield. With the V10 engine in the R8 V10 plus, for example, the maximum speed is at impressive 8,700 rpm and its maximum power output is 404 kW. Yet even at low speeds, the long-stroke units drive powerfully forward. The torque curve of the V10 power unit reaches a maximum value of a full 540 Nm. In the R8 V10 plus, this will enable you to spurt from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.5 seconds and only 7.8 seconds later you have already reached 200 km/h. The propulsion only ends at 317 km/h. With 3.6 seconds for the spurt from 0 to 100 km/h and a maximum speed of 314 km/h, the R8 V10 Coupe also achieves impressive values.
The resulting vibrational and thermal stresses are restrained by the compact, high-strength design of the lightweight aluminium engines. In conjunction with the dry sump lubrication used in motorsport, high lateral acceleration forces are also possible. A low oil sump with oil pump module and a separate oil tank ensure an even supply of oil to the engine. In addition, the flat oil sump allows the engine to be installed lower, bringing the vehicle‘s centre of gravity closer to the ground.
The direct fuel injection technology FSI, which we have also brought from the racing track to the road, works in all engine variants. The FSI technology directly injects the fuel into the combustion chamber where it is highly compressed. This produces a very even fuel/air mixture, leading to particularly efficient combustion and therefore to a better power delivery and power yield. The V8 power unit in the Audi R8 reaches its maximum torque of 430 Nm between 4,500 and 6,000 rpm with 90 % of the power already being available at an even wider engine speed range between 3,500 and 7,500 rpm. This spontaneity allows the R8 V8 Coupe with S tronic to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in only 4.3 seconds. Moreover, the mid-engine sports car design means that the mass of the vehicle is concentrated close to its centre of gravity, for very good distribution of axle load and a balanced driving performance. The performance of the engines with their spontaneous responsiveness, the even power delivery and enormous speed willingness is accentuated by a powerful sound backdrop that will thrill you over the entire rev range.
Impressive acceleration thanks to gear changes at lightning speed: the S tronic is now responsible for this in the Audi R8. The new 7-gear dual-clutch transmission changes gear with virtually no interruption in the power flow - which for you means irresistible dynamics. In the R8 V10 Coupe with S tronic, sprinting from 0 to 100 km/h takes just about 3.6 seconds. Despite this, the transmission contributes towards reducing fuel consumption thanks to its high level of efficiency and large transmission-ratio spread.
Your advantages at a glance:
Gear-shifting times of only a few hundredths of a second
Gear change with hardly any perceptible interruption in the power flow
Automatic in a choice of two modes: Drive (D) and Sport (S)
In manual mode, gears are changed like in motorsport via shift paddles on the steering wheel or by briefly touching the selection lever
Increased efficiency reduces fuel consumption and emissions
Consumption and emission values:
Fuel consumption, combined: 13.1-12.4 l/100 km
CO2 emission, combined: 305-289 g/km
Our solution for putting engine power on the road: quattro. This permanent all- wheel drive has been designed with a heavy rear emphasis in the Audi R8 - in line with the vehicle’s character.
It works with a directly responding multi-plate clutch which distributes the torque variably between the front and rear axle. What’s in it for you? Even more driving stability and more agile handling coupled with a dynamic driving style.