Audi R8

Audi R8

About Audi R8

While exotic Italians like Ferrari and Lamborghini have become the pinup cars of teenagers everywhere, the 2015 Audi R8 is the supercar adults crave. Offered as a coupe or convertible, Audi’s sleek R8 sports car pampers its occupants with cutting-edge technology, fine fitted leather and Alcantara trim and a handsome dash replete with every gauge, meter and warning light a driving enthusiast could ask for. The R8 coupe – and its topless twin the 2015 R8 Spyder – is powered by either a robust 4.2-liter V8 or a raucous Lamborghini-sourced V10 that is mounted behind the front seats and powering all four wheels. While the V8 is powerful, it’s the V10 that allows the R8 to challenge cars like the Porsche 911 Turbo.

2015 Audi R8
What's new for 2015?
2015 Audi R8

Updates for 2015 are limited to a new optional sport exhaust on the V10 S Tronic and standard power-folding side mirrors. An available Alcantara headliner with diamond stitching and Laser Red-painted brake calipers round out the more extravagant options.

2014 Audi R8
What's new for 2014?
2014 Audi R8

Updates for 2014 include refreshed front and rear fascias, standard LED headlights, a new dual-clutch transmission replacing the clunky old automatic and the addition of a range-topping V10 Plus model that boasts a 25 horsepower bump versus the standard V10 for a total of 550.

2012 Audi R8
What's new for 2012?
2012 Audi R8

R8 models with the 4.2-liter V8 get a 10-horsepower increase to 430. Audi R8 GT versions of the coupe and convertible arrive in limited editions with less weight, more power and bigger price tags.

2011 Audi R8
What's new for 2011?
2011 Audi R8

The fixed-roof Audi R8 carries over into the 2011 model year essentially unchanged. However, Audi has added a sleek new convertible to the lineup (reviewed separately).

2010 Audi R8
What's new for 2010?
2010 Audi R8

A 5.2-liter V10 producing 525 horsepower joins the R8 stable for 2010.

2009 Audi R8
What's new for 2009?
2009 Audi R8

New standard features include a six-disc CD changer, Bluetooth hands-free phone connectivity and Homelink.

2008 Audi R8
What's new for 2008?
2008 Audi R8

Though Audi has dabbled in supercar design with its acquisition of Lamborghini, the 2008 R8 is the first that Audi can really call its own. The car is a radical departure from anything the German manufacturer has ever created, from its mid-mounted engine to its two-seat configuration.

Consumer Reviews

Best car i have ever owned- hands down

By on Tuesday, August 9, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 17,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "beautiful, quality, eye catching, rare, fun, fast,"

Cons: "lacking in cargo space- but i don't care."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I have had quite a few higher cost sports cars in the last few years and this one is hands down the best of them all (last one was my AMG GTS). The quality of my V10-PLUS is fantastic, the interior details are fantastic. The cabin room is perfect for my height and long legs. The seats are super comfortable. I drive mine about 2 times per week and get 20mpg. I do not track nor race this car. I have never had an issue, it's well made, beautiful to look at...great ride, not stiff nor rough and the cabin is pretty quiet considering there's an engine behind your head...amazingly quiet. Stereo is great too! No complaints what so ever! if you can afford to pick up one of these, i recommend you do so! Get a plus model, there's more carbon fiber, a little more HP and you won't have to worry about shock leaking issues...and no, this version isn't super stiff and uncomfortable like people on youtube have said...it's not rough at all....Great car!! love it.."

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

Audi R8...For when

By on Saturday, January 10, 2009

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

"I love everything about my Audi R8, including the R-Tronic transmission. Once you drive the car a few miles you understand how to make the R-Tronic shift seamlessly. The fit and finish is impeccable. The design and comfort are stunning. The quickness is scaryyyyyyyyy. The cost is well worth it. Bring more than one day's lunch money to this party."

20 people out of 28 found this review helpful

Customer service from Audi still lags!

By on Thursday, June 2, 2011

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 4,500

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Great driving car. Take some driving lessons from a pro first."

Cons: "Customer service is still like a GM or Ford."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I love the driving experience and all that goes with it. I wasn't prepared for the wow factor and how it attracts people to look, watch, talk or want to challenge you on the road. Sorry to the challengers. Not even close. I have been disappointed with the customer service. Compared to Mercedes and the AMG service and experience, it makes me feel like I am driving a Toyota or Ford. If you can deal with the service issues and their short sighted view of a customer vs. A long term client you'll enjoy the car. I love it but I am selling because they pushed me to far on a service and warranty issue. Don't upgrade or modify. It invalidates your warranty. No wiggle room!"

40 people out of 57 found this review helpful

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