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PostHeaderIcon Audi R8 LMS GT4

Audi made a bunch of wise marketing decisions in recent years, one of them being the R8, essentially a Lamborghini with different body work and a more affordable sticker. But, while the road-going R8 is somewhat successful, its race-spec counterpart has already achieved iconic status with several wins in just about every racing series out there. The R8 LMS has been incredibly popular among private teams in recent years and it’s not surprising that Audi is looking to expand the lineup as much as possible. The latest version to join the family is the LMS GT4 and made its debut at the 2017 New York Motor Show.

As the name suggests, the LMS GT4 was developed for production-based racing and derived from the road-legal R8 V10. It’s more affordable than the world-beating GT3 and it’s eligible for every racing category under GT4 regulations. The GT4 European Series is arguably the most important competition under these regulations and brings together a massive number of cars. Vehicles that the R8 will compete against include GT4-spec versions of the Chevrolet Camaro, Aston Martin Vantage, BMW M4, KTM X-Bow, and Porsche Cayman, just to name a few.

The new race car will make its on-track debut at the Nurburgring 24 Hours on May 25. The R8 LMS GT4 will also compete in North America, Asia, and Australia throughout 2017. Production will begin in the second half of the year with first deliveries to be made by the end of 2017.

“Audi Sport GmbH is one of the leading manufacturers offering cars in the GT3 and TCR customer sport categories. Now we’re targeting the GT4 class at exactly the right time. These fast-growing business segments and the DNA shared by our race cars and production vehicles underscore our ambition to become a true global player in the high-performance league,” said Stephan Winkelmann, managing director of Audi Sport.

Continue reading to learn more about the Audi R8 LMS GT4.


PostHeaderIcon Audi R8 LMS GT4

Audi made a bunch of wise marketing decisions in recent years, one of them being the R8, essentially a Lamborghini with different body work and a more affordable sticker. But, while the road-going R8 is somewhat successful, its race-spec counterpart has already achieved iconic status with several wins in just about every racing series out there. The R8 LMS has been incredibly popular among private teams in recent years and it’s not surprising that Audi is looking to expand the lineup as much as possible. The latest version to join the family is the LMS GT4 and made its debut at the 2017 New York Motor Show.

As the name suggests, the LMS GT4 was developed for production-based racing and derived from the road-legal R8 V10. It’s more affordable than the world-beating GT3 and it’s eligible for every racing category under GT4 regulations. The GT4 European Series is arguably the most important competition under these regulations and brings together a massive number of cars. Vehicles that the R8 will compete against include GT4-spec versions of the Chevrolet Camaro, Aston Martin Vantage, BMW M4, KTM X-Bow, and Porsche Cayman, just to name a few.

The new race car will make its on-track debut at the Nurburgring 24 Hours on May 25. The R8 LMS GT4 will also compete in North America, Asia, and Australia throughout 2017. Production will begin in the second half of the year with first deliveries to be made by the end of 2017.

“Audi Sport GmbH is one of the leading manufacturers offering cars in the GT3 and TCR customer sport categories. Now we’re targeting the GT4 class at exactly the right time. These fast-growing business segments and the DNA shared by our race cars and production vehicles underscore our ambition to become a true global player in the high-performance league,” said Stephan Winkelmann, managing director of Audi Sport.

Continue reading to learn more about the Audi R8 LMS GT4.


PostHeaderIcon Audi R8 LMS GT4

Audi made a bunch of wise marketing decisions in recent years, one of them being the R8, essentially a Lamborghini with different body work and a more affordable sticker. But, while the road-going R8 is somewhat successful, its race-spec counterpart has already achieved iconic status with several wins in just about every racing series out there. The R8 LMS has been incredibly popular among private teams in recent years and it’s not surprising that Audi is looking to expand the lineup as much as possible. The latest version to join the family is the LMS GT4 and made its debut at the 2017 New York Motor Show.

As the name suggests, the LMS GT4 was developed for production-based racing and derived from the road-legal R8 V10. It’s more affordable than the world-beating GT3 and it’s eligible for every racing category under GT4 regulations. The GT4 European Series is arguably the most important competition under these regulations and brings together a massive number of cars. Vehicles that the R8 will compete against include GT4-spec versions of the Chevrolet Camaro, Aston Martin Vantage, BMW M4, KTM X-Bow, and Porsche Cayman, just to name a few.

The new race car will make its on-track debut at the Nurburgring 24 Hours on May 25. The R8 LMS GT4 will also compete in North America, Asia, and Australia throughout 2017. Production will begin in the second half of the year with first deliveries to be made by the end of 2017.

“Audi Sport GmbH is one of the leading manufacturers offering cars in the GT3 and TCR customer sport categories. Now we’re targeting the GT4 class at exactly the right time. These fast-growing business segments and the DNA shared by our race cars and production vehicles underscore our ambition to become a true global player in the high-performance league,” said Stephan Winkelmann, managing director of Audi Sport.

Continue reading to learn more about the Audi R8 LMS GT4.


PostHeaderIcon Audi R8 Coupe Audi Sport Edition

Introduced for the 2017 model year, the second-generation R8 has been in dealerships for almost a year now, while race-spec LMS version is already tackling its second motorsport season as of 2017. And, while the road car is struggling to fit in a tough niche, the race car had its most successful season in 2016, when it scored 24 titles and 85 wins. Audi is celebrating the success of Audi Sport division with a special-edition R8 that pays tribute to the track-only LMS. It’s called the R8 Coupe Audi Sport Edition and made its public debut at the 2017 New York Auto Show.

Designed as a tribute for the highly successful R8 LMS, the Audi Sport Edition comes wrapped in the traditional colors of the company’s racing division: silver, red, and black. On top of the special livery and the custom wheels, the limited-edition supercar also sports a bespoke interior. What’s more, it’s limited to just 200 units globally, which makes it the most exclusive second-generation R8 to date.

Unfortunately, there are no drivetrain upgrades to talk about, but with the R8 still fresh, it’s not like the German supecar is in need of more oomph for public road use. For now, an exclusive livery and a custom interior seem to be enough to satisfy custom demand.

Continue reading to learn more about the Audi Sport R8 Coupe Edition Audi.


PostHeaderIcon Audi R8 Coupe Audi Sport Edition

Introduced for the 2017 model year, the second-generation R8 has been in dealerships for almost a year now, while race-spec LMS version is already tackling its second motorsport season as of 2017. And, while the road car is struggling to fit in a tough niche, the race car had its most successful season in 2016, when it scored 24 titles and 85 wins. Audi is celebrating the success of Audi Sport division with a special-edition R8 that pays tribute to the track-only LMS. It’s called the R8 Coupe Audi Sport Edition and made its public debut at the 2017 New York Auto Show.

Designed as a tribute for the highly successful R8 LMS, the Audi Sport Edition comes wrapped in the traditional colors of the company’s racing division: silver, red, and black. On top of the special livery and the custom wheels, the limited-edition supercar also sports a bespoke interior. What’s more, it’s limited to just 200 units globally, which makes it the most exclusive second-generation R8 to date.

Unfortunately, there are no drivetrain upgrades to talk about, but with the R8 still fresh, it’s not like the German supecar is in need of more oomph for public road use. For now, an exclusive livery and a custom interior seem to be enough to satisfy custom demand.

Continue reading to learn more about the Audi Sport R8 Coupe Edition Audi.


PostHeaderIcon Audi R8 Coupe Audi Sport Edition

Introduced for the 2017 model year, the second-generation R8 has been in dealerships for almost a year now, while race-spec LMS version is already tackling its second motorsport season as of 2017. And, while the road car is struggling to fit in a tough niche, the race car had its most successful season in 2016, when it scored 24 titles and 85 wins. Audi is celebrating the success of Audi Sport division with a special-edition R8 that pays tribute to the track-only LMS. It’s called the R8 Coupe Audi Sport Edition and made its public debut at the 2017 New York Auto Show.

Designed as a tribute for the highly successful R8 LMS, the Audi Sport Edition comes wrapped in the traditional colors of the company’s racing division: silver, red, and black. On top of the special livery and the custom wheels, the limited-edition supercar also sports a bespoke interior. What’s more, it’s limited to just 200 units globally, which makes it the most exclusive second-generation R8 to date.

Unfortunately, there are no drivetrain upgrades to talk about, but with the R8 still fresh, it’s not like the German supecar is in need of more oomph for public road use. For now, an exclusive livery and a custom interior seem to be enough to satisfy custom demand.

Continue reading to learn more about the Audi Sport R8 Coupe Edition Audi.


PostHeaderIcon Audi R8 V10 By ABT Sportsline

For all of the warts the Audi R8 V10 has – limited storage and ridiculously high price tag, and others – the German supercar has proven to be one of the best all-around performance machines in the market today. It’s got a true sports car look to it and that screaming V-10 engine makes sweet, sweet music to the ears. It’s also become an aftermarket favorite, which speaks to the versatility of the car to stand on its own, while also having enough room for modifications of aesthetic and performance varieties. The R8’s appeal to the tuning industry is evident by the number of programs it has received. And at least one of them will be making an appearance at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show.

This, ladies and gentlemen, is the Audi R8 V10 by ABT Sportsline and in the tradition of previous programs for the German supercar, this kit comes packing with gobbles and gobbles of features, including a performance upgrade that nets an output of 630 horsepower, 20 ponies more than its standard counterpart.

More power, less weight. That, in a nutshell, is the German tuner’s objective with its R8 program is simple. There’s something to be said for four simple words to mean so much more than the sum of their parts, but that’s exactly what we’re dealing with here. The kit, when described individually by their parts, isn’t going to blow anybody’s expectations out of the water. But all together, they help create a version of the R8 V10 that’s well worth the attention it will no doubt receive, not only in Geneva, but in all roads where they’re spotted.

That’s a lot of praise going to ABT Sportsline for its new tuning program for the Audi R8 V10, but for a company that’s been around for 120 years in some form or fashion, it’s hard to expect anything less.

Continue after the jump to read more about the Audi R8 V10 by ABT Sportsline


PostHeaderIcon Audi May Drop its MLB and Mid-Engine Platforms; Audi R8 Could be Discontinued

Considering the magnitude and the financial repercussions of Volkswagen’s diesel emissions scandal, there will always be days when the severity of the mess comes to haunt VW. Well, yesterday was one of those days as multiple reports from Germany have indicated plans that could lead sweeping changes to Audi that could dramatically alter the German brand’s fortunes moving forward.

The big news involves Audi’s home-grown MLB platform, which is responsible for underpinning a number of the brand’s current models, including the A4, A7, and A8. Audi has been using this specific platform in different forms and iterations for years now, but because of the Dieselgate scandal, it might be forced to drop its own platform altogether and resort to “borrowing” other platforms from its sister brands. According to Autocar, the next-generation A4 and A5 sedans will start using Volkswagen’s MQB platform while bigger models like the Audi A6 and A7 will be integrated into Porsche’s MSB platform, which the company currently uses on the Porsche Panamera. While these changes are unlikely to make any big differences in the big picture, the same, somewhat heartbreakingly, cannot be said for the Audi R8.

Yes, the R8 is reportedly in trouble. The supercar’s specific mid-engine platform is also likely to get scrapped and there’s a chance that the R8 itself could go with it. Let that sink in. The Audi R8, one of the most popular supercars in the market today, could be an unwitting victim of the Dieselgate scandal. The chickens are coming home to roost. The cancellation of the R8’s platform also raises questions on the future of the Lamborghini Huracán, which also uses the same platform as the R8.

Just like that, Audi is now in turmoil and appears to be paying for the sins committed by its parent company, so much so that according to German business magazine Der Spiegel, no less than Audi chief Rupert Stadler himself reportedly told the company’s staff that “all future investments” are “under scrutiny.”

Continue after the jump to read the full story.


PostHeaderIcon Say Goodbye to the Short-Lived Audi R8 e-tron

Launched to much fanfare at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, the Audi R8 e-tron, the all-electric version of the German supercar, is no more. That’s the word from Car and Driver, which claims that Audi has pulled the plug on its high-performance EV, with production to stop as soon as the German brand delivers the last few units.

An ambitious project that goes back all the way to 2009, the R8 e-tron goes into the history books after a little more than 18 months on the market, during which it never appeared in the R8’s online configurator and had no sales literature. What’s more, the sales process was also rather awkward for a car built by a mainstream automaker, with potential customers being referred by dealers to Audi’s headquarters.

According to the same report, Audi built less than 100 e-trons since its introduction in the first quarter of 2015. The €1 million (about $1.1 million) price tag and the fact that it was sold in Europe only may also explain the extremely low output.

“We could have built more than we did,” an unnamed Audi representative told Car and Driver without giving any details as to why the e-tron is being discontinued.

But no matter the reasons, the fact that the all-electric R8 spent fewer than two years on the market isn’t that surprising given the car’s tumultuous history. Originally unveiled at the 2009 Frankfurt Auto Show as a concept car, it was supposed to go into production a couple of years later. However, when Wolfgang Durheimer took over at Audi, the project was shelved. It was put back on track when Durheimer was replaced by Ulrich Hackenberg, but delayed until the second-generation R8 was introduced in 2015. At first designed with a complex four-motor layout, the e-tron was eventually launched with only two motors on the rear axle, making it the only road-legal R8 with rear-wheel drive instead of Quattro AWD.

The electric drivetrain was rated at 456 horsepower and 679 pound-feet of torque, could hit 62 mph in 3.9 seconds, and returned a range of up to 280 miles on a single charge.

Continue reading for the full story.


PostHeaderIcon We Found the Audi R8 24H Edition Sitting Pretty In a Paris Showroom

The 2016 Paris Motor Show is still couple of weeks away, but preparations are underway for the event that will bring us some of the most important automotive debuts in the world. But while most vehicles have yet to arrive in the “City of Lights,” we found the Audi R8 Coupé V10 Plus “Selection 24h” Edition, one of the most exclusive supercars launched in 2016, posing in Audi City Paris’ showroom. Naturally, we spent some time up close and personal with this amazing machine and took some photos to share with you.

While we’ve already given the “Selection 24H” the attention it deserved when Audi unveiled it back in May, we had just a handful of photos to go along with the official specs. And all of them depicted the car’s exterior only. Now, thanks to the folks over at Audi City Paris, we can finally have a look inside the cabin and check out the many extra features that come with the limited-edition supercar. And thanks to its Rotor Gray leather, Alcantara headlines, and carbon-fiber air vents, inlays, and door sills, it’s quite the treat. Not to mention that it also comes with matte-finished “R8 24H” badges and R8 logos that are projected onto the ground when the doors are open, a feature that will only be made available to customers through Audi Exclusive.

As a brief reminder, the “Selection 24H” Edition is based on the R8 V10 Plus, which hides a 610-horsepower and 413-pound-feet 5.2-liter V-10 engine under its hood. Equipped with Audi’s permanent Quattro AWD system, the supercar needs only 3.2 seconds to hit 62 mph on its way to a top speed of 205 mph. As the name suggests, it pays tribute to the R8’s prodigious racing career, which includes countless wins on race track in Europe, North America, and Asia.

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PostHeaderIcon Auto Express Lines Up The McLaren 570S Against The Audi R8 V10 Plus And The Porsche 911 Turbo S: Video

Picking among the McLaren 570S, Audi R8 V10 Plus, and the Porsche 911 Turbo S is like picking which of the Avengers would win if they faced each other. There aren’t any wrong choices, just a lot of different preferences. That’s what it really boils down to among these three supercars. You could pick the 570S for its overflowing technological credentials and everyday appeal. You could pick the R8 V10 S for its all-around power and versatility. Or you could pick the 911 Turbo S because, well, it’s the 911 Turbo S.

That said, these three exotics also provide something unique to the table relative to its competitors. Steve Sutcliffe of Auto Express sought to find out exactly what those differences are when he had a chance to take all three exotics for some fun times around a racetrack. Like I said, there are no wrong choices here and Sutcliffe, while ultimately picking one car over the two, will likely have no problems going home with the two he didn’t end up choosing.

Put yourselves in his position having all three right in front of you. Believe me, all of you will have different choices and all of you will be justified for doing so. That’s how incredible all three supercars are, and if you need more convincing, go ahead and watch the episode.


PostHeaderIcon Audi R8 Coupé V10 Plus "Selection 24h" Edition

When it comes to endurance racing, Audi has been pretty successful. In the past 15 years, the brand has claimed 13 overall wins in the Le Mans 24 Hours, and since the Audi R8 LMS made its debut back in 2009, the brand has managed to collect more than 300 wins across the globe. Those wins include a class victory at Daytona and a win at the 24-hour race at the Nurburgring last year with the latest Audi R8 LMS.

That win at the Nurburgring kicked off a successful racing year for Audi Sport, bringing the victory tally up to 323 since 2009. So, with that kind of history behind it, it’s only fitting that Audi pays homage to its resident race car with a special edition Audi R8 Coupe V10 Plus, dubbed the “Selection 24h.” It’s a limited-production model, with just 24 examples slated for production and a number of “technical” add-ons that make it stand out from the pack.

The Audi R8 Selection 24h will be on public display at the Audi AG presentation area in the paddock at the 24 Hours Nurburgring, which will be the car’s first time on display and mark its official debut to the public. The order books for the Selection 24h are now open, with the special model priced at €229,999 ($260,842 at current exchange rates, 05/10/2016). Surely, the few examples being built will be spoken for fast, so let’s take a closer look at it and what Audi did to make it so special.

Continue reading to learn more about the Audi R8 Coupé V10 Plus “Selection 24h” Edition.


PostHeaderIcon Audi R8 V10 Plus Beastie Toys By Wheelsandmore

The R8 V10 Plus is the closest Audi has come to officially entering the supercar market. Depending on who you ask, the car is or isn’t a supercar. I’m on the side who considers it a supercar and judging by its first crack at the R8 V10 Plus, I think Wheelsandmore shares that sentiment. The German tuner prepared this tuning kit for Audi’s latest performance crown jewel with one objective in mind. It wanted to leave every shred of doubt behind as far as what the R8 V10 Plus is capable of. If it’s power and performance that people want, it’s power and performance they will get.

By itself, the R8 V10 Plus already packs a wallop. It’s got a massive 5.2-liter V-10 engine that spits out 610 horsepower and 413 pound-feet of torque. I don’t think anybody would be complaining about what it’s capable of. It’s just that a tuner like Wheelsandmore is rarely satisfied with standard production numbers. In fact, no tuner in its right mind is ever satisfied. So Wheelsandmore did what tuners usually do. It created an engine program that takes the R8 V10 Plus’s standard output and punts it in the name of more power.

This is what you get with this program, which the tuner has dubbed “Beastie Toys.”

Cute pun notwithstanding, this is the kind of engine modification that owners of the R8 V10 Plus can really enjoy. They bought a car that may or may not be a supercar in the eyes of some, but with Wheelsandmore’s help, those doubts immediately become irrelevant.

Continue after the jump to read the full review.


PostHeaderIcon Drive Hits 180 MPH At Daytona In An Audi R8: Video

If you’re a fan of outrageously overpowered supercars, then 2016 is a pretty great time to be alive. At no other point in history has so much velocity been so readily available, with a huge breadth of makes, models, and price points tempting those with an itch for ultimate speed. But actually finding the upper limits of these machines takes a racetrack, preferably one with high banks and long straights – kinda like Florida’s Daytona International Speedway. Best known for the Daytona 500, this prestigious motorsport mecca recently played host to Drive, which put the spurs to an Audi R8 V10 Plus to find what it can do when foot meets floor.

This time around, the hot lap takes place on Daytona’s 3.81-mile 24-hour road course configuration, rather than the 2.5-mile tri-oval, which means top speed isn’t quite as high as it could be. Still, with a solid launch out of the “Bus Stop” chicane, the R8 manages to peak at 180 mph past the grandstand.

That’s mighty impressive for any passenger car, let alone something as streetable and easy to drive as the Audi. Of course, it shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone familiar with the specs – mounted in the middle is a naturally aspirated 5.2-liter V-10 good for 610 horsepower, which hits the pavement through a quattro AWD system and can propel the two-seater to 60 mph in just 3.2 seconds. And given the right stretch of pavement, 205 mph is possible at the top end.

Sounds like a new goal to me.


PostHeaderIcon Audi Reportedly Working On Baby R8

In the late 1990s, Audi entered a new era. The TT was launched in 1998, and the Ingolstadt-based company finally had a proper sports car in its lineup. Eight years later and Audi used the Lamborghini Gallardo’s platform to introduce the R8, its first-ever production supercar. A full decade has passed since the R8 arrived in dealerships and the German brand could benefit, yet again, from a sports car platform within the Volkswagen Group. This time around, Audi is reportedly working on an vehicle that will share underpinnings with the Porsche 718 Boxster/Cayman.

That’s the word from German outlet Autobild, which claims that the new sports car is already underway and it is codenamed the PO455. The actual market name of the car will be R6, the report adds, and it will slot between the TT and the R8. Much like the R8, the R6 will use the platform from a sister brand, but in conjunction with an in-house built engine and Audi’s Quattro all-wheel drive. There’s no specific timetable for the R6, but Autobild says that Volkswagen approved the project to help spread the costs around for the next-gen 718 platform, which is likely to bow sometime in 2018.

A coupe and a roadster (R6 Spyder) are both in the cards and motivation is likely to come from four- or six-cylinder engines. The only certainty is that the drivetrain will be turbocharged.

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PostHeaderIcon Several Audi Models Will Be Featured In "Captain America: Civil War"

Audi and Marvel have been collaborating together for a while now, and it looks like to two have continued working together for Marvels next move – Captain America: Civil War. This means that we’ll see a number of Audi vehicles in the film, plus an advertising campaign that should spark interest in the movie and the Audi brand as a whole.

Loren Angelo, Audi’s Director of Marketing in America, said, “Even as the mighty Avengers break into Civil War, their affinity for best-in-class, high performance and state of the art technology in their vehicles ties them together. Audi is excited to be a mainstay for the Marvel franchise and to support their cast of Super Heroes with a fleet of superior Audi vehicles.”

Anthony Russo, a Co-director of the newest Marvel movie, said, “We’re always trying to ride the line in these movies between something that is set in our real, present day world, but at the same time feels special and forward thinking – just a little out of reach. So to be able to work with a company like Audi and have access to their current models and their most advanced designs, it helps us strike that right balance between real world and the future.”

The alliance has already released a digital video teaser known as “The Chase” that previews a pivotal scene from the movie and the all-new Audi SQ7. A 30-second commercial will begin airing globally this month as well. In the movie, we’ll see Agent 13 sport the Audi A4, Zemo drives the A7 Sportback, Captain America drive the Audi SQ7 and Iron Man driving the Audi R8 V10 Plus Coupe. So, not only will we get to enjoy the next installment from Marvel with our favorite superheroes, but we’ll also get to see some of Audi’s best cars in the mix too.

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PostHeaderIcon Audi R8 Spyder

Launched in 2007, the first-generation Audi R8 was so successful that the German brand decided to keep it around for no fewer than eight model years. The Spyder, on the other hand, is a bit younger than that, having been unveiled at the 2009 Frankfurt Auto Show for the 2010 model year.

At first only available with the 5.2-liter V-10, the convertible also received the 4.2-liter V-8 for 2011, and a limited-edition GT model for 2012. With the second-generation R8 already in dealerships, Audi introduced the redesigned Spyder version at the 2016 New York Auto Show.

Much like its predecessor, the second-generation R8 Spyder is essentially a topless version of the R8 Coupe,using a soft-top instead of metal roof. Specs are obviously identical, meaning there’s no longer a V-8 engine and a manual transmission. Audi has yet to confirm whether the R8 Spyder will also get an e-tron version, but an all-electric drop-top is very likely to arrive by the end of 2016.

Audi’s new angular design works well with the R8 Spyder’s convertible layout and the performance is definitely strong, but does it have what it takes to compete against the bonkers Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet and McLaren’s upcoming 570S Spider? Keep reading to find out.

Update 7-29-2016: Audi has announced that the R8 Spyder will be priced from £129,990 (including destination fees) in the U.K. That translates to nearly $172,000 at current exchange rates. Check out the details as well as the options available in the Prices section below.

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PostHeaderIcon Orange Pearl Audi R8 V10 Plus Redefines ‘Exclusive’

Orange Pearl Audi R8 V10-0

We are used to seeing some pretty amazing things from Audi’s Exclusive department in recent years. But with their latest creation they are raising the car way too far and giving the word a whole new meaning. This is the Audi R8 V10 Plus Exclusive in Orange Pearl.

The special paint work, known as Orange Perleffekt V3 in Audi Exclusive’s catalog, is a rich shade of dark orange complemented a unique metallic effect that gives it a pearl-like shine. Like other bright finishes Audi offers as Individual paint works, the Orange Pearl has such a high quality finish that it almost looks alive. These colors aren’t cheap, but man are they worth the money!

This car is an Audi R8 V10 Plus which means it comes as standard with a carbon fiber aero kit consisting of front spoiler, side blades and skirts, rear diffuser and rear wing. The dark finish of these parts and the contrast they make with the paint job is another reason why it looks so amazing. We wish we could say the same thing about 10-Y-spoke wheels, but they just look too busy.

Another part of this Orange Pearl Audi R8 V10 we absolutely love is the interior. Step inside and you are greeted by fine Nappa leather seats in Jet Grey featuring diamond stitching and orange piping. The same theme is applied to the consoles and door cards, while the dashboard is adorned with some really cool looking matte carbon. Quality oozes from every inch of this car.

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PostHeaderIcon Audi R8 V6 Could Get Variation Of S4's V-6 Engine

An entry level Audi R8 with a V-6 engine appears to be a certainty at this point, especially if that leaked image of Audi’s timetable ends up being true. So now that there’s at least some weight to the R8 V6, the next piece of the puzzle is figuring out what kind of V-6 it’s going to have. Apparently, the answer to that question has already been answered by Car & Driver, which, citing a “reliable” source, claims that the specific engine will be a variation of the 2017 Audi S4’s 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-6 engine.

No mention was made on the exact amount of power the R8 V6 will have, but it should pack more horses than the 354 ponies on the S4. Given how the R8 V10 has 540 horsepower on tap, it wouldn’t be impossible to surmise that the entry-level R8 could at least have 450 horsepower on tap, leaving plenty of distance between the upcoming Audi TT-RS and the aforementioned R8 V10.

Speaking of the V10, the R8 V6 is reportedly getting the same seven-speed, dual-clutch automatic transmission that’s already being used by the V10 model. The new model will also receive Audi’s quattro AWD system, albeit with a rear bias to improve its overall agility and versatility. A 0-to-60-mph time for the car won’t be announced anytime soon, but there have been some rumblings that Audi plans to let the R8 V6 loose by not giving it a speed limiter. As such, the most likely top speed being thrown around at this point is 190 mph, powerful enough to justify its supercar abilities, but still a good distance away from the R8 V10’s top speed of 200 mph.

The R8 V6 isn’t expected to be launched for another two years, which means that we can expect it to arrive sometime in 2018. Once it arrives, it would become the third variant of the R8.

Continue reading for the full story.


PostHeaderIcon Audi R8 V6 Could Get Variation Of S4's V-6 Engine

An entry level Audi R8 with a V-6 engine appears to be a certainty at this point, especially if that leaked image of Audi’s timetable ends up being true. So now that there’s at least some weight to the R8 V6, the next piece of the puzzle is figuring out what kind of V-6 it’s going to have. Apparently, the answer to that question has already been answered by Car & Driver, which, citing a “reliable” source, claims that the specific engine will be a variation of the 2017 Audi S4’s 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-6 engine.

No mention was made on the exact amount of power the R8 V6 will have, but it should pack more horses than the 354 ponies on the S4. Given how the R8 V10 has 540 horsepower on tap, it wouldn’t be impossible to surmise that the entry-level R8 could at least have 450 horsepower on tap, leaving plenty of distance between the upcoming Audi TT-RS and the aforementioned R8 V10.

Speaking of the V10, the R8 V6 is reportedly getting the same seven-speed, dual-clutch automatic transmission that’s already being used by the V10 model. The new model will also receive Audi’s quattro AWD system, albeit with a rear bias to improve its overall agility and versatility. A 0-to-60-mph time for the car won’t be announced anytime soon, but there have been some rumblings that Audi plans to let the R8 V6 loose by not giving it a speed limiter. As such, the most likely top speed being thrown around at this point is 190 mph, powerful enough to justify its supercar abilities, but still a good distance away from the R8 V10’s top speed of 200 mph.

The R8 V6 isn’t expected to be launched for another two years, which means that we can expect it to arrive sometime in 2018. Once it arrives, it would become the third variant of the R8.

Continue reading for the full story.


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