Audi R8

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Audi R8 The Audi R8 is a mid-engined sports car released by the German automaker Audi in 2006. Audi announced in 2005 that the name of the successful Audi R8 race car would be used for a new road car in 2007, the Audi R8, based on the Audi Le Mans Quattro concept car, which was based on the earlier Audi RSQ concept vehicle, appearing at the 2003 Geneva Auto Show and 2003 International Motor Show. The R8 was officially launched at the Paris Auto Show on 30 September 2006. There is some confusion with the name which the car shares with the Le Mans winning R8 LMP. Originally, many thought the car would be called the R9 (as there is a gap in numbering left when Audi announced the R8’s successor, the diesel-powered R10).

Technical Details

Audi R8 The Audi R8 is already available with a 4.2 L V8 developing 414 hp, the same engine seen in the Audi RS4. Pricing for the 414 bhp model starts from ?104,400 or ?Ǭ77,000. The base price in the US is $109,000 for the 6-speed manual. An R-Tronic equipped R8 will be priced at $118,000. The R8 has a dry weight of 1560 kg (3439 lb).

Audi R8

As Audi AG owns Lamborghini, 15% of the R8 is shared with the Lamborghini Gallardo, including the transmission and chassis. The R8 is made further distinct by its exterior styling, cabin, engine and pricing.

The European Audi R8 will also be the first production vehicle to feature all-LED headlights.

The Audi R8 also features an optional Bang & Olufsen sound system.


All performance statistics provided by Road and TrackAudi R8

Power: 414 bhp/7800 rpm

0-60mph: 4.0 secs (with manual transmission)/ 4.3 seconds with automatic transmission (R tronic)

0-100mph: 10.1 seconds

1/4 Mile: 12.5 seconds at 113.2mph

Top Speed: 187 mph/301 km/h (Drag Limited)

Lateral Acceleration (200-ft skidpad): 1.01g

The 2-seat coupe will be made available to the U.S. in the summer of 2008. In addition, an open-top, Porsche Carrera GT-like model will follow in 2009.

Audi R8For 2009 a second, more powerful engine variant that uses a 570-hp 5.2 L V10, an enlarged version of the Lamborghini Gallardo’s engine and already seen in the Audi S8, is rumored but not confirmed by Audi. Audi is currently in the process of developing a new turbocharged 5.2 L V10 engine for the future Audi RS6, and there is a possibility that this engine will make its way into the R8, dependent on marketing decisions. Test mules of this vehicle are developing well in excess of 600 bhp with the turbocharged 5.2 L V10. If this were to happen it is almost certain that this would create an R8-S.

According to some sources[4] the 6.0L V12 TDI diesel engine from Audi Q7 has been confirmed to Audi R8 as well. This would make Audi R8 by far the fastest diesel powered road car in the world with 0 – 100 km/h acceleration in less than 3.7 seconds. However the V12 diesel found in the Q7 is unlikely to make it in due to the fact that the engine may well be too large and to heavy for the R8 engine bay. The 4.2L V8 TDI available now in the Q7 gives up 24bhp but has oceans more torque, 560 lb ft compared to the 4.2L FSI petrol engine’s paltry 317 lb ft. Hooked up to either the R8?ǨѢs six-speed manual or six-speed R tronic transmissions, the four-wheel-drive supercar should be capable of going from 0-60mph in around five seconds, with a top speed of 160mph and it will return around 30mpg.

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  2. btw ELIE the sport version of the R8 which will have the GALLARDOs’ engine will be called AUDI LE MANS QUATTRO & it’s not confirmed by AUDI cuz they are planning to sell a lot more R8s, cuz if the LE MANS made it to the markets now they won’t be able to sell R8s as they were planning & this will make customers wait for the LE MANS to come out so that’s why they didn’t & won’t confirm it in the near futur!!!

  3. btw this R8 has an acceleration of 4.4 sec not 4.0 !! & the LE MANS version got a 0-100 mph in 10.8 sec so this one does take more than 10.1 sec !!!

  4. its only $200,000 here coz of the stupid tax n customs n all that, thiefs! in the US its only $100,000….
    3anjad 7ramieh bi lebnen!!

  5. yen3an deen l jomrook bi leb..iza bi america 100000 w hon 200000..y3ni ma kein fi jomrok bi leb????.sho kein sar..exotics X10..

  6. miye bel miye ya wissam law mafi jomrouk kenna chefna l ZONDA , koenigsegg mclaren F1 loll battal fina n2oul l ENZO coz chefneha hehe

  7. guys iza entou 3am t2oulou haidi 2el siyara cost 200000$ bi lebanon w in usa 100000$ ya3ni tole3 ma3koun 2ennnou 2el jomrok 100% ma3loumetkoun ghalat la2an 3anna bi lebanon 2el jomrok 40 la 50 % 2ana kenet 2ehsteghil bi sherkit imports lal cars w kenna nedfa3 jemrok 3al cars 40 $ w 2adkham w 2afkham siyara jebneha w mouch rkhisa ken jemrok taba3a 50 $ + tva 10 % saret 60 % ya3ni mafi siyara bidawbel 7a2a

  8. ya omar hayda l %% lal siyarrat yalle 4 cylinders and less w kel ma yzido lcylinders w teghla l siyarra kel ma yzido l taxes 3laya w kel ma yzid l jomrouk w for a super car l jomrouk chi 100%

  9. 7abibibibi omar..l jomrok byzeed kil ma zed l horse power la ma3looometak..w b3dein ma la7 2ellak ger hal chaglle ..l M5 costs bi america abt 75000$.while in leb 170000$..fassserle w nater jaweb menak.bye

  10. exactly guys, here in lebanon they take the car as for the liters..kil maken el liters 2a2al kil ma el se3er 2a2al, metel el S2000 inno its 2.2 liters so barra 7a22a 36000 hone 42000 ya3neh mashi fare2

  11. i was talking to a guy named Mohammad Al Raai and he owns a Ferrari 360 Spider, he told me that the enzo for sale so he talked with the government and he said that he will pay up to 500000$ bass ma2eblo they wanted 700000$! so 2alon 7elo 3anneh enno mentek e5ta el seyara so baleha..bass he told me inno baddo ysefer 3ala Sweden w 7zaro shu baddo yjeeb!??? baddo yjeeb Koenigsegg CCX..Mohammad owns a Medicine Company+ he is a guys

  12. The Government is selling the enzo laysakroolo dyoono la Abou they are selling it for 700000$ bass enno lawna raye7 w 2ela 4 years wa2feh ma7ala so mafee 7adan 7ateta bi rasso gher kamel amhaz

  13. By the way guys Mohammad Raai Assures me that a Porsche Carrera Gt is owned by the Porsche Dealer in lebanon! and as we all know its silver.

  14. @ Zo: man abu ayash baddo min yksaerlo dayno?plz man!his 18 year old son has the new M5(i know him n ive been into it)…i donbt think that some1 who needs to sell his enzo ta ysakir deynpo will buy his son an M5…dO U?

  15. habibi ma3leh i know him personally and the guy is doing great meshe 7alo w 3am yeshar w yesrof masari, law ken fi khatar 3ley ken tarak el balad min zamen and trust me he’s capable of leaving anytime he wants, plus sarla el m5 ma3o min awal el sine law ken bado yekhsara aw ybi3a ma ken natar la halla2

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  17. All the information u’re giving is against the rules 0-60mph in 4.0 sec!! hahaha in ur dreams it’s as fast as the Ferrari F430 in ur opinion, which weighs 1450 kg and has 70 more BHP (490BHP) Vs. the 1565 kgs of the Audi with 420 BHP only, lek u’ll have to wait the V10 of the Gallardo se3ita oul hek walla baddak ta3mela se3ita asra3 min el Enzo? :P:P:P:P Ya3ni bira2yak Audi’s engines are too powerful to compare with Ferrari’s bil a7lem!!!!!

    Info: Audi RS4 (420 BHP) 0-100 kph: 4.6 sec (manual gearboxxx)

  18. @ KINGB…hey man i already told that!!! the R8 needs 4.4 sec to reach the 100 km/h…& the RS4 doesn’t take 4.6 sec but 4.8 sec i know that it’s almost the the same but i’m giving u the numbers from different sources!! but i bet that the 2008 AUDI RS6 will take less than 4.5 sec to reach the 100 km/h so it will beat the R8….

    btw the fast version of the R8 which will have the V10 of the GALLARDO but more powered& called AUDI LE MANS QUATTRO & will take around 3.6 sec to reach the 100 km/h & it’s not meant to be better than FERRARIS because it can’t for sure!! but it can be compared to them!! remember the AUDI LE MANS QUATTRO will have the 4 wheel drive system the same as the R8 so it’s an advantage for the AUDIS!!! more grip man!!! god it’s a supercar!!

  19. sorry la2anni t2ekharet bel rad ok bass kenet msefar 3ala america bi sheghel 3am njib cars w awlana bel nesbe lal bmw M5 se3ra mouch 75000$ se3ra 2el base price 94000$ ok ma3 full equiped bisir 7a2a in usa 105000$ ma3 2el taxes bi sir 7a2a 110000$ w belroghom 2ennou fi masna3 lal bmw bi usa w iza badkon dalil 3ala 7akyi ta3ou la 3andi 3ala tripoli w bfarjikon 2el prics list taba3it 2el cars bel 3alam kellou

  20. w bel nesbe lal jemrok ennou bi zid lal siyara ma ziyedet 2el horse power haida shi ghalat la2an mouch mazbout la2an ne7na mnedfa3 jemrok 3al 2el siyarat masalan 2el 350Z mnedfa3 3laya jemrok ad 2el tida ok guys ana ma 2azdi jedelkon la2an 2entou mouch 2a3de2i bel 3akes ne7na 7ansir friends bass 2entou 3am tjedlou wa7ad 3am yeshteghil bi hal majel w bel nesbe fi shakhes 2al 2ennou tasal bi sherket 2el audi w 2aloulou 7a2a lal R8 200000$ bass haida 2el shi mouch mazbout la2an rfi2i bishteghil bel sherki wel siyara 7a2a khalsa ma3 jomrok w tva 165000$ w nbe3 menna la halla2 tnen bi lebanon w 3emlou order 3ala 3 2essa

  21. w shabeb bel nesbe lal enzo 2ennou ma3ourda lal be3 bi 700000$ sherketna mesta3eda teshtriya please 3melouli khedme biyetla3elkon menna nesbe men 2el rebeh baddi ra2em telephone sa7eb hal siyara iza heik se3ar 2el sherkeh badda teshtriya

  22. i hope Mohammad Al Raai gets the Koenigsegg CCX! it wuld so awesome 2 see one on the road! i prefer it 2 the Bugatti Veyron 16.4…
    he should try n get the CCXR but it only runs on biofuel, which makes it more powerful than the Bugatti…2 bad the only one that was made was destroyed on top gear by a koenigsegg engineer!
    anw screw the enzo! the CCX is way better!

  23. Yeah, ur totally right Rami. Just wanted to say to Omar inno the Audi R8 has been SOLD for 200000$. w Here’s the Audi’s number: 01/255860. Please everybody call Audi n ask them for the R8..w sma3o bi daynetkon inno it’s 200000$..

  24. ya chabeb l audi nezlit ma 7a2a ba2a lal 2000000$ walla 165 sar 7a2a bel cherke 145 liyom nzelet nzelna sa2alna 😉

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