Determination to innovate has led Audi Sport to a total of thirteen 24 Hours of Le Mans wins to date since the turn of the millennium, and it’s with that same spirit of competitive innovation that has led to the most exciting development in road going production cars. The result is the Audi R8 Supercar – the very embodiment of ‘Vorsprung Durch Technik’.
The Audi R8 Coupé shares many technologies including the Audi Space Frame and the V10 engine with its thoroughbred sibling, and is clearly a car with motorsport heritage in its genes, providing thrilling performance and breath-taking handling - Completely redesigned from the wheels up, the second-generation Audi R8 has a high-revving 5.2-litre V10 engine and a transmission capable of gear changes within hundredths of a second! No other Audi even comes close to offering the same adrenalin rush in a production car as of the race track.
A choice of three R8 Coupé Model Lines are offered:
Audi Coupe V10 quattro
Audi Coupe V10 Performance quattro
Audi Coupe V10 Performance Carbon Black
The Audi R8 V10 Has Been Transformed
With a new, responsive quattro all-wheel drive system, up to 100% of the Audi R8’s incredible torque can be transmitted to the front or the rear wheels depending on road and weather conditions, for improved traction and grip. The new R8 is much stronger, yet lighter than its predecessor, and the naturally aspirated V10 engine offers even more power than before, with 540PS and 540 Nm of torque available. As a result, the R8 Coupé can sprint from standstill to 62mph in an amazingly rapid 3.5 seconds, before powering on to an astonishing top speed of 198mph.
The R8 comes with impressive racing car-like performance with its S Tronic 7-speed Dual-clutch Transmission bringing fast, smooth gear changes, which also features ‘launch control’ for maximum acceleration from a standing start. The flatter, muscular and aggressive look of the Audi R8 more than gives away its Le Mans credentials with an unmistakable motor-racing look, while a fixed rear spoiler is not just for show, adding to performance with increased downforce for enhanced grip.
Test Drive the Audi R8 Coupé
With its state-of-the-art cockpit design, it’s no coincidence that, on climbing inside the Audi R8 Coupé, you get the feeling of being behind the wheel of a true racing car. Engine start-up, exhaust sound, driving dynamics and gear changes can all be controlled from the buttons on the R8 performance steering wheel. Contact us here at Sinclair Audi to arrange a test drive and experience this awesome 24 Hours of Le Mans multiple winner for yourself.