A legendary race car to own
Sharing just under 50% of the same parts as the R8 GT3 LMS race car, the Audi R8 Coupe is bred through the lens of motorsport. The 532-hp or 602-hp V10 plus engine epitomizes the mid-engine drivetrain concept, providing ideal vehicle balance through its center of gravity and dynamic weight transfer characteristics. And now, a limited run of a rear-wheel drive option in the R8 V10 RWS is a weight-reducing and even more accessible way to drive the iconic Audi R8.
Born on the track – built for the road
The 2018 Audi R8 Coupe comes standard with Audi magnetic ride, which uses a synthetic blend of oils that contain tiny magnetic particles to create a magnetic field within the shock absorber. Several modes are offered to match your preference. Dynamic, Comfort and Auto settings are available via Audi drive select.
A bold new vision
Available on the R8 V10 and standard on V10 plus models, full LED headlights with Audi laser light technology help you see things clearer. When conditions permit, the Audi laser light modules activate, helping increase sight range. In addition, visual distinction is provided by a blue structure within the headlights and dynamic turn signals.
The unmistakable looks of the Audi R8 Coupe instantly convey its racing DNA, with a long flowing roofline, a cockpit positioned forward and the newly available Black optic package that elevates the motorsport details. The R8 V10 plus takes the bold lines to the next level. With an adaptive rear spoiler, Carbon Sigma inlays, carbon-fiber fixed spoiler and more, the V10 plus brings the style of the checkered flag to the avenue.
The lap — and mind — of luxury
This fully digital instrument display presents both performance and MMI® information on its crisp, 12.3-inch display. The driver can easily switch between three viewing modes: Infotainment, Classic and Sport, via the steering wheel or MMI® touch controls. For 2018, all Audi R8 models include the Audi smartphone interface which allows for compatible smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay™ or Google™ Android Auto™.
Standard MMI® touch with handwriting-recognition technology allows the driver to “write” their entry rather than selecting letters or numbers and more easily navigate maps by moving a finger across the touchpad.
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R8 Coupe Trims
Starting at $138,700
- 5.2-liter FSI® dual-injection V10
- 532 hp/398 lb-ft of torque
- Sport-tuned fixed suspension
- Audi virtual cockpit (12.3" LCD fully digital instrument cluster)
- MMI® Navigation plus with voice control system
- 5.2-liter FSI® dual-injection V10
- 602 hp/413 lb-ft of torque
- Audi ceramic brakes
- Carbon fiber engine, mirrors, spoiler, diffuser, sideblades and fixed rear spoiler
- Full LED headlights with Audi laser high beam technology
532 @ 7,800
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)
398 @ 6,500
Seven-speed S tronic® dual-clutch transmission with rear-wheel drive
Acceleration (0—60 mph)
40-valve DOHC with continuous intake and exhaust camshaft adjustment
INRIX XD® Traffic is available on all Model Year 18+ A5 and Q5 and Model Year 17+ A3, A4, A6, A7, TT, R8 and Q7 vehicles and is included with an Audi connect® subscription. Other models (A8 and Q3) include SiriusXM® Traffic for four years with the purchase of the vehicle.
Airbags are supplemental restraints only and will not deploy in all crash circumstances. Always use safety belts and seat children only in the rear, using restraint systems appropriate for their size and age.
Always pay careful attention to the road, and do not drive while distracted. Not all features available on all operating systems. Standard text and data usage rates apply. These features require compatible device, operating system and mobile apps. See mobile device and app providers for terms and privacy. “Android Auto” is a trademark of Google Inc. “Apple CarPlay” is a trademark of Apple Inc.
Always pay careful attention to the road, and do not drive while distracted.
iPod integration and BLUETOOTH wireless technology require compatible devices.
See Owner’s Manual for further details and important warnings about the keyless ignition feature. Do not leave vehicle unattended with the engine running, particularly in enclosed spaces.
SiriusXM® Satellite Radio and SiriusXM® Traffic subscriptions are sold separately or as a package after trial period and are continuous until you call SiriusXM® to cancel. See Customer Agreement for complete terms and more information at www.siriusxm.com. SiriusXM® Traffic service available in select markets. SiriusXM® U.S. Satellite Service available only to those in the 48 contiguous U.S.A., D.C. and Puerto Rico (with coverage limitations).
Top track speed electronically limited in the U.S. Always obey speed and traffic laws.
EPA estimates. Your mileage and emissions will vary and depend on several factors, including your driving habits and vehicle condition. See www.fueleconomy.gov for details.
The features discussed are not substitutes for attentive driving. Please see your Owner’s Manual for further details and important limitations.
Never drive until the tank is completely empty. The irregular supply of fuel that results from that can cause engine misfires. Uncombusted fuel will then enter the exhaust system. This can cause overheating and damage to the catalytic converter.
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