Epitomising Audi’s engineering prowess, the new Audi R8 is a force to be reckoned with. Distinctive looks and supercar performance combine to make this a model that strips away all the fuss to deliver pure, unadulterated driving pleasure. Available as a coupe or convertible - the R8 Spyder - it brings the brand’s racing heritage to British roads.
In keeping with this heritage, the R8 features a lightweight Audi Space Frame that ensures performance and comfort are uncompromised. Low-slung and with a tapering roofline and rear spoiler to minimise wind resistance, every inch of it is designed for speed. Meanwhile, the deep front grille, narrow headlamps, and wide air intakes lend poise and ferocity to the model’s image.
The Audi R8 may be built for performance, but it’s not at the expense of comfort. Contoured Sport seats upholstered in Nappa leather offer support for everyday driving, while practical elements such as the lockable glove box keep the cabin uncluttered. With exclusive, textured finishes and intuitively arranged instruments, supreme comfort is standard.
The beating heart of the R8 is a V10 or V10 Plus engine, the latter of which delivers an astonishing 610ps which carries the vehicle from 0-62mph in only 3.3 seconds. Ceramic brakes and the quattro all-wheel drive system harness the power, giving you a controlled yet exhilarating ride, while Audi Drive Select enables you to choose to adapt the traction and suspension settings to suit the road conditions.
It goes without saying that Audi’s Virtual Cockpit and MMI interface are standard on the R8 Coupe and R8 Spyder, allowing you to navigate easily and keep an eye on all the important information as you drive. Audi Connect provides traffic updates and Bluetooth connectivity provides access to your smartphone functions. As for driver assistance, there’s little to mitigate the thrill of your ride. Parking System Plus and cruise control offer practicality; the rest is up to you.
To find out more about the inimitable Audi R8, contact the teams at Motorline Audi in Canterbury, Maidstone, and Tunbridge Wells today. We’ll be happy to provide more details about the models and accompany you on a test drive.
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