The R8 immediately grabs your attention with its aggressively styled front profile, complete with intelligent LED headlights that further display the sportscar’s vigorous essence. A sloping roofline complements the potent, low-slung stance, and distinctive side blades and giant air intakes exude confidence. New trapezoid-style exhausts have been added to the purposeful rear end – which has been widened – to add greater clarity to the sensational engine sound.
Trim levels include the R8 V10 and the R8 V10 Plus, with the latter differing from the entry-level model with a cutting-edge carbon-fibre spoiler, side blades and mirror caps. Large 18-inch alloy wheels come as standard, with 20-inch versions also available.
A racing-inspired cockpit gives the Audi R8’s interior a thrilling ambiance, with a flat-bottomed steering wheel placing vital controls within easy reach. Each Audi is almost exclusively handcrafted in Germany by highly-trained professionals, combining artistry and precision engineering to create a supreme ride quality.
The leather seat upholstery blends seamlessly with the soft-touch central console and dashboard finishes, and climate control enhances the premium comfort.
Capable of accessing 560Nm of torque at 6,500rpm, the Audi R8’s V10 quattro engine is built to deliver consistent energy. Press the red button and the R8 immediately roars into action in a symphony of revs. A touch of the accelerator and the car can unleash up to 602bhp to sprint from 0-60mph in around three seconds. What’s more, the R8 is not only the fastest Audi production car in history, but the first to reach a top speed of 205mph.
Working with the powerful V10 engine is a wealth of technological innovation for your entertainment and convenience. A 12.3-inch virtual cockpit displays advanced journey updates and 3D maps on a central MMI monitor. Innovative safety features include electronic stability control, parking sensors and electromechanical power steering.