Audi R8

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In the year 2006, the German based carmaker Audi released the Audi R8, a mid Configuration sports car. It was based on the incredibly successful Audi R8 race car, which in turn was based on the Audi Le Mans Quattro concept car first shown in the year 2003 at the Geneva Auto Show.

The Audi R8 was first launched in the year 2006 at the Paris Auto Show. The name of the car tends to confuse a lot of people, as it is shared with the R8 LMP, which won the Le Mans race, among others. It was initially believed that the car would be called the R9, but this was not the case, ultimately. Within a week of the R8's permire at the Bogota Auto Show, all the vehicles from various states such as Santiago and Mexico City were purchased.

The Audi R8 is available with the same exact Configuration used in the Audi RS4, a 4.2 L V8 developing 420 hp. The 420 bhp model is available for 77,000 pounds or 104,400 euros. In the United States of America, a six speed manual version of the car is available for $109,000. An Audi R8 equipped with R tronic will be made available for $118,000.

The Audi R8 shares many features with the Lamborghini Gallardo, as Lamborghini is owned by the Audi group.

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Audi R8 Car Specifications

 

2Dr Coupe 4.2 Quattro (08)
Fuel Delivery Injection
BHP 414.2
Torque (lbs feet) 317.2
RPM to which the Torque refers 5250
Maximum Speed 187
Acceleration (0-60) 4.6
Insurance Group 18
Fuel Economy: Urban 13.8
Fuel Economy: Extra Urban 29.7
Fuel Economy: Combined 20.8
Emissions Data (co2 gm/km) 326
Service Intervals 24 mths/18000 miles
No of doors 2
Body Style Coupe/Targa/Crewcab
Transmission Manual
Fuel type Petrol
Front Brakes VENT DISC
Rear Brakes DISC
Tyre type 245/40R18 Y
Production Start Date 28/05/07
Production End Date 29/06/08
Length (mm) 4431
Width (mm) 1904
Height (mm) 1252
Unladen weight 1410
Boot Capacity (litres) 289


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