Fast-Autos.net


Home - Makes - Audi - 2013 Audi R8

2013 Audi R8 Pictures, Specifications, Information

Follow fastautosnet on Twitter

specifications information


General Information
Vehicle Type: 2 door sports exotic
Price:
Miles Per Gallon:
Drivetrain
Configuration
Engine: V10
Displacement: 5.2L
Horsepower: 560
Torque:
Max RPM:
Transmission:
Dimensions
Weight:
Height:
Length:
Width:
Wheelbase:
Track:
Performance
0-60 mph:
0-100 mph:
Quarter Mile:
Top Speed:
Lateral Acceleration:
Braking, 60-0 mph:
Slalom Speed:
Nürburgring Lap Time:

First, there was just the regular Audi R8 with its 420 horsepower V-8. Then there was the R8 V10 that came with two extra cylinders and 105 extra horses. Now there is another version, and it is set to top the range of R8s as Audi's flagship supercar gets a minor facelift for 2014.  In general, the new R8 weighs less and has new LED lights, but the most talked about change has to be replacing the old and widely criticized single-clutch automated manual with a new S tronic double-clutch seven-speed. Audi promises smoother, faster shifting that will put the R8 box on par with its competitors. Purists would go for the full manual with the open gate shifter, but sadly most supercars are doing away with the clutch pedal. But back to this "Plus" version.

Audi has squeezed 25 more horsepower from the mid-mounted 5.2 liter V-10, given it much stiffer suspension, and made ceramic brakes a standard feature. The 3,600 pound car will do the quarter mile in the mid-11 second range, get to sixty in 3.5 seconds and go on to a top speed of 198 miles per hour. Supposedly, it's Audi's fastest ever accelerating road car, and a fine product from the company that has been dominating Le Mans for years and years.

Since the Audi R8 is already so well praised and since it's really just a beefed up version of the regular R8 V10, there's no doubt that it will be a truly great car. The suspension might be a tad rough for real world roads, though, and a price of over $180,000 (over $60,000 more than the base version) seems pretty steep, especially when you consider that the regular R8 V10 works just fine, is probably more usable day to day, and only has 25 less horsepower. Then there's the issue of the competition. The Nissan GT-R, the thorn in the German sports car paw, will more than compete with the Audi if fitted with the Premium package, and costs much less. And then there's always Porsche. The established name in that segment, Porsche has been outselling Audi with their 911, even though the R8 has surprised a lot of people by being as fantastic as it is. Maybe the dual-clutch gearbox will help its sales. Another thing the mid-engined Audi has going for it is looks. The angular, thoroughly modern styling is a refreshing break from the played out looks of the Porsche and the restrained bodywork of the GT-R. At the end of the day, any R8 is going to be a great choice, but for some only the newest and fastest and best will do. This is the R8 for them.


photos
Image Credits: Audi
Audi R8 V8 & V10 R8 GT All Models 08-15 Carbon Fiber Steering Wheel Center Cover picture
Audi R8 V8 & V10 R8 GT All Models 08-15 Carbon Fiber Steering Wheel Center Cover
$129.99

AUDI R8 4.2L V8 08-14 Upgrade to V10 Looks Exhaust Tip Tips Replacement picture
AUDI R8 4.2L V8 08-14 Upgrade to V10 Looks Exhaust Tip Tips Replacement
$229.99

Audi R8 / 2.0 TSI / 2.0 TFSI RED SINGLE Ignition Coil - 06E905115F picture
Audi R8 / 2.0 TSI / 2.0 TFSI RED SINGLE Ignition Coil - 06E905115F
$26.79

Audi R8 V8/V10 Dry Carbon Fiber DSG Paddle Shifter Kit picture
Audi R8 V8/V10 Dry Carbon Fiber DSG Paddle Shifter Kit
$135.99

Genuine Audi R8 Oil Filler Cap Retrofit A3 A4 A6 A8 VW Golf Passat 420103485B picture
Genuine Audi R8 Oil Filler Cap Retrofit A3 A4 A6 A8 VW Golf Passat 420103485B
$47.78

AUDI R8 STEERING WHEEL BLANK BADGE  RS3 RS6 S3 TTS S-LINE R8GT TTRS TT - GENUINE picture
AUDI R8 STEERING WHEEL BLANK BADGE RS3 RS6 S3 TTS S-LINE R8GT TTRS TT - GENUINE
$8.0

Audi R8 Front Grille Emblem Sign Badge Logo Rings 420853605A OEM A1 picture
Audi R8 Front Grille Emblem Sign Badge Logo Rings 420853605A OEM A1
$16.98

Matte Black
Matte Black " R 8 " ABS Number Letters Trunk Emblem Badge Sticker for Audi R8
$13.49

Audi R8 V10 Engine 5.2 FSI CTPA picture
Audi R8 V10 Engine 5.2 FSI CTPA
$23750.0

GENUINE Audi R8 Oil Filler Cap Retrofit A3 A4 A6 A8 VW Golf Passat 420103485B picture
GENUINE Audi R8 Oil Filler Cap Retrofit A3 A4 A6 A8 VW Golf Passat 420103485B
$47.77

Ignition Coil Pack For Audi R8 S6 A4 A5 A6 SQ5 VW Touareg 06E905115F UF529 picture
Ignition Coil Pack For Audi R8 S6 A4 A5 A6 SQ5 VW Touareg 06E905115F UF529
$63.95

Audi R8 V10 Side Blades GREAT SHAPE picture
Audi R8 V10 Side Blades GREAT SHAPE
$2000.0


Contact | Copyright Information | Privacy Policy & Terms of Use