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2018 R8 Coupe

Starting at $164,900

Engine type
V10
0—60 mph acceleration
3.5 seconds
Horsepower (@ rpm)
540 @ 7,800

2018 R8 Coupe

Starting at $164,900

Engine type
V10
0—60 mph acceleration
3.5 seconds
Horsepower (@ rpm)
540 @ 7,800
 
 
 
 

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 540-hp or 610-hp V10 plus engine epitomizes the mid-engine drivetrain concept, providing ideal vehicle balance through its center of gravity and dynamic weight transfer characteristics.

One-of-a-kind grip

Similar to its singular performance, the Audi R8 Coupe features a unique application of quattro® technology, 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.

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.

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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 anodized blue vertical strips within the headlights and dynamic turn signals.

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High-performance design

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.

  • V10 engine
  • quattro® all-wheel drive
  • Magnetic ride
  • Full LED headlights with Audi laser high beam technology
  • Exterior design
The lap — and mind — of luxury

Technology

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™.

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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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Design

Bask in the limelight

The Audi R8 Coupe is accustomed to turning heads. From the standard LED headlights on the R8 V10 plus Coupe with available Audi laser high beam technology, to the sharp 19-inch 5-double-spoke design wheels, the R8 makes its presence felt with sport-savvy design details.

Design

Bask in the limelight

The Audi R8 Coupe is accustomed to turning heads. From the standard LED headlights on the R8 V10 plus Coupe with available Audi laser high beam technology, to the sharp 19-inch 5-double-spoke design wheels, the R8 makes its presence felt with sport-savvy design details.

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Make it your own

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R8 Coupe Trims

Starting at $164,900
Available engines
 
  • 5.2-liter FSI® dual-injection V10
  • 540 hp/398 lb-ft of torque
  • Audi magnetic ride
  • Audi virtual cockpit (12.3" LCD fully digital instrument cluster)
  • MMI® Navigation plus with voice control system1MMI Navigation
    MMI® navigation plus depends on signals from the worldwide Global Positioning Satellite network. The vehicle’s electrical system and existing wireless and satellite technologies must be available and operating properly for the system to function. The system is designed to provide you with suggested routes in locating addresses, destinations and other points of interest. Changes in street names, construction zones, traffic flow, points of interest and other road system changes are beyond the control of Audi of America, Inc. Complete detailed mapping of lanes, roads, streets, toll roads, highways, etc., is not possible, therefore you may encounter discrepancies between the mapping and your actual location. Please rely on your individual judgment in determining whether or not to follow a suggested MMI® navigation plus route. Mapping updates are available at no charge for the first five map updates and are subsequently available on a subscription basis.
  • 5.2-liter FSI® dual-injection V10
  • 610 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

Specs overview

  • V10
  • V10 plus

Engine

V10

Horsepower

540 @ 7,800

Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)

398 @ 6,500

Top Speed

199 mph9

Transmission

Seven-speed S tronic® dual-clutch transmission and quattro® all-wheel drive

Acceleration (0—60 mph)

3.5 seconds

Valvetrain

40-valve DOHC with continuous intake and exhaust camshaft adjustment

Combined mpg

17 mpg10

Engine

V10

Horsepower

610 @ 8,250

Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)

413 @ 6,500

Top Speed

205 mph9

Transmission

Seven-speed S tronic® dual-clutch transmission and quattro® all-wheel drive

Acceleration (0—60 mph)

3.2 seconds

Valvetrain

40-valve DOHC with continuous intake and exhaust camshaft adjustment

Combined mpg

17 mpg10

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