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New Audi R8 Coupe and R8 Spyder

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Audi R8 Coupé

The R8 is the sporty spearhead of the Audi model range. The lineup comprises three different engine variants: the R8 V8, the R8 V10 and the R8 V10 plus.

Body and interior

Audi showcases the full extent of its capabilities in lightweight construction with the R8. The greatest factor with respect to weight is the body.

An aluminum Audi Space Frame (ASF), it weighs just 210 kilograms (462.97 lb). The version of the R8 V8 Coupé with the six-speed manual gearbox weighs just 1,560 kilograms (3,439.21 lb).  The top-of-the-line R8 V10 plus weighs 1,570 kilograms (3,461.26 lb).

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What does it take to become the new Audi R8?

The new Audi R8 just broke cover at the Moscow Motor Show, so Audi thought they would share this showing you exactly what it takes to become the new 2013 R8. Stephan Reil, Head of Development at quattro GmbH takes us through the process of refining the R8. While Audi factory driver Frank Stippler takes the wheel and tackles the world famous Nürburgring.

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Audi Introduces R8 Exclusive Selection Editions for 2012

Audi today announced 2012 R8 models created exclusively for the U.S. market. Building on the award-winning R8 V8 and R8 V10 Coupes, the Exclusive Selection Editions will arrive in limited volume later this month. Only twenty 2012 Exclusive Selection Edition R8 V8 vehicles and thirty 2012 Exclusive Selection Edition R8 V10 vehicles will be produced. 

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BREAKING: The new Audi R8 is revealed

  • Presenting the R8 family from Audi, overhauled in numerous details
  • The new top model R8 V10 plus, with the new 7-speed S tronic for all variants
  • LED headlights and indicator lights with dynamic display are standard

Audi has made its R8 high-performance sports car even more attractive and dynamic. The R8 V10 plus is a new top model in the model series, with a totally new 7-speed S tronic. The LED headlights and the new rear indicator lights with dynamicized display are standard equipment on all variants.

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APR Audi R8 V10 ECU Upgrade – Eye and Ear Candy!

Today APR released their latest work of their new in-house video team. It features APR Grand-AM R8 driver Jim Norman’s R8 V10 Spyder. Jim recently purchased the car after driving the Grand-Am R8 and sent it to Alabama to have APRs engineers work their tuning magic. The APR R8 ECU upgrade for the R8 V10 adds 59 horsepower and 53 ft-lb of torque. This allows the R8 to surpass the Gallardo Superleggera. We will let the video speak for it self. 

Jon Olsson leads Gumball 3000 in his custom R8

The infamous Gumball 3000 race is going on right now across the United States. Swedish freestyle skiing sensation Jon Olssen shipped his new custom Audi R8 to New York and has been racing it across the country. Apparently he doesn’t just win on the slopes, he is in first place and in a controlling lead of the race. Rumored to have over 700 HP due to the Stasis Engineering supercharger kit, and full custom carbon body kit from PPI, it is no wonder he is leading the race.He has been posting updates to his blog and you can see the latest one here!

More info on the Gumball Race: http://gumball.betsafe.com/

Gallery: By Design’s Audi Exclusive Glut Orange R8 Coupe

When my friends at ByDesign in Saudi Arabia posted a shot of some cars in their shop recently, a certain Glut Orange R8 caught my eye. I persuaded my friend Cooper Naitove who is over there working with them right now to get us an exclusive photoshoot of this rare beauty to share with our readers (that’s you!). Cooper not only did a proper photo shoot but sent us some of the most breathtaking R8 pictures we’ve ever seen. The R8 featured here is a custom ordered Audi Exclusive R8 featuring Glut Orange paint and a fully matched interior with Orange leather and highlights.  We are told that this R8 has “Every single upgrade available”. I am in love, and we think you will be too! Please let us know what you think!

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Next Audi R8 Facelift Exposed in Unofficially Official Photo?

George over at Fourtitude has discovered what he believes to be a design buck that inadvertently shows off the new face of the R8. As we’ve heard in the past the R8 is due for a facelift. It’s remained largely unchanged since it’s 2007 debut. We are very much looking forward to see what Audi does to keep the best looking sports car on the road looking that way.

Today we’ve stumbled across this photo released by Audi in some seemingly unrelated materials… perhaps inadvertently, but then again Audi never does things inadvertently. Pardon the pixelation, but we blew it up and pulled some shadows out of that grille to get a better view.

Meant to show off Audi’s LED design prowess, we’re 99% certain the design buck shown in the shot also reveals next year’s planned R8 facelift. When we first glanced at the small photo, all we saw was the headlight. Taking a second look, the photo really grabbed our attention.

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Audi Celebrates Tenth Le Mans Title With New R8 V8 Limited Edition

Distinctive design features and a high level of standard equipment for new limited run version of acclaimed 430PS, 187mph sports car

  • R8 V8 Limited Edition available to order from July in coupe form only and with either manual or R tronic automated manual transmission priced from £93,935 OTR –  first UK deliveries in October
  • Marked out externally by R8 GT-inspired titanium-look alloy wheels and red brake callipers, and inside by trim detailing in crimson red
  • Exclusive titanium effect paint finish and carbon package options
  • Standard equipment includes Audi magnetic ride, satellite navigation, the Audi Music Interface (AMI), interior light package, Bang and Olufsen sound system and Bluetooth mobile phone preparation with integrated seat-belt microphones.
  • R8 V8 Limited Edition 0-62mph in 4.6 seconds, 187mph top speed, 21.2mpg (R tronic), CO2 310g/km (R tronic)

A stunning new titanium-effect paintwork option and enhanced standard equipment will mark out  the new R8 V8 Limited Edition, which becomes available to order next month priced from £93,935 OTR. Created in honour of the tenth victory for Audi in this month’s gruelling 24 Hours of Le Mans marathon race, which was won first in 2000 by the R8 sports prototype, the new feature-rich special edition road car is based on the hugely successful R8 V8 Coupe. It will be reserved solely for UK R8 customers, and with just 100 examples currently scheduled for production it will offer even greater exclusivity.

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Audi R8 shot up in police chase in Germany

Police chases happen all the time all around the world. Unfortunately for most criminals they are in something incredibly slow and lame like a white Ford Bronco ala O.J. Simpson. This criminal on the other hand, had the keys to perhaps the most capable getaway car of all time, the Audi R8. The fact is however, that even an Audi R8 can’t outrun a radio and it didn’t take long for the epic chase to end in a cloud of gunfire. The car was apparently shot up an incredible 37 times! And what is even more incredible is that the driver of the R8 survived somehow. We don’t know much more then that at this time but will update this story with more details as we get them.
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