Faster, more efficient, and more capable both on and off the racetrack, the all-new 2017 R8 is the most powerful Audi production model ever. The R8, with its breathtaking performance, high-revving naturally aspirated motor, precise handling and driver-focused interior, embodies the automotive distinction that has become synonymous with the four rings.

View the 2017 R8 media kit here.

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Featuring the same naturally-aspirated V10 engine found in the R8 LMS racecar, a completely new application of quattro® all-wheel drive, and a more functional yet technologically advanced cabin, the R8 is the pinnacle of performance for Audi, with no other model bearing a closer tie to racing. Featuring an updated seven-speed S tronic® dual-clutch transmission, which can shift gears in 120 ms, the V10 model, with 540 hp and 398 lb-ft of torque reaches 60 mph in 3.5 seconds and top track speed of 199 mph. The new top model, the R8 V10 plus with 610 hp and 413 lb-ft of torque, catapults from zero to 60 mph in 3.2 seconds and can achieve a top track speed of 205 mph. Weighing approximately 77 pounds less than the R8 V10, the V10 plus features standard Audi carbon ceramic brakes, carbon fiber rear diffuser, front lip spoiler, exterior mirror housings and fixed rear wing spoiler, and for the first time ever in the US, racing shell seats.

KEY SPECIFICATIONS

MODEL

ENGINE

TRANSMISSION

HORSEPOWER

TORQUE

R8 V10

5.2-liter V10 FSI®

seven-speed S tronic® with quattro® AWD

540 hp @ 7,800 – 8,700 rpm

398 lb-ft @ 6,500 rpm

R8 V10 plus

5.2-liter V10 FSI®

seven-speed S tronic® with quattro® AWD

610 hp @ 8,250 – 8,700 rpm

413 lb-ft @ 6,500 rpm

The 2017 R8 is all new.

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