Engine

Worthy of the track

The new Audi R8 Coupe shares many similarities with the Audi R8 GT3 LMS. Teams from the motorsports and production worked hand-in-hand, sharing just under 50% of the same parts as the R8 GT3 LMS race car. The main attraction of the R8 is the 5.2-liter V10 FSI® engine, which produces 540 hp of power and 398 lb-ft of torque. Taking it up a notch, the R8 V10 plus cranks out 610 hp and 413 lb-ft of torque. 

Horsepower (@ rpm)
610 @ 8,250
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)
413 @ 6,500
Acceleration (0 – 60 mph)
3.2 seconds

quattro® all-wheel drive

The R8 Coupe features a unique application of quattro®, which emulates a rear-wheel drive vehicle, but with the ability to send up to 100% of available torque to the front axle, depending on the driving situation. This is made possible by advanced technologies, like the electronically controlled hydraulic multi-plate clutch, the addition of torque vectoring and quattro® integration within the Audi drive select system.

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Choose your own adventure

Audi drive select on the Audi R8 Coupe lets you choose between a range of variable handling settings through control of the quattro® all-wheel drive system, and other drivetrain and running gear components. Select your preference from up to five modes: Comfort, Auto, Dynamic, Individual and, on R8 V10 plus models, Performance.

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Magnetic appeal

Audi magnetic ride adjusts the firmness of the dampers through an electronically charged magnetic fluid within the shock absorber. Dynamic, Comfort and Auto settings are available via Audi drive select.

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