The Audi R8 | Audi USA
Four different Audi R8 models on a racetrack at sunset.

The Audi R8

A look back at the renowned Audi supercar.

A legend in its own lifetime.

Inspired by the audacious Audi Le Mans quattro concept car, the Audi R8 merged jaw dropping design and racing pedigree—a guaranteed formula creating an unforgettable legacy.

Side profile of a silver 1st-generation Audi R8 parked in the desert.

A thrilling entrance. The impeccably styled Audi R8 made its US debut in the fall of 2007 as a mid-engine supercar combining performance and everyday drivability. It remains as an Audi through and through, retaining the hallmark quattro all-wheel drive system and its Aluminum Space Frame construction.

Only drive and park where it is permitted and always stay on provided roads and paths. See owner’s manual for important information regarding off-pavement use. European model shown. Specifications may vary.

The 2nd generation.

Building upon its already-iconic status, the 2nd generation Audi R8 offered a sharpened exterior design and an impressive range of performance highlights.

Three-quarter front view of a red 2nd-generation Audi R8 in motion.

Capturing all the angles. The 2nd generation Audi R8 was unveiled in 2015 and went on sale in the US in 2016 with a more angular design and an innovative carbon multi-material structure. Its revised V10 engine was paired with a quick-shifting, S tronic® dual-clutch transmission and new, multi-plate clutch quattro® system—providing next-level handling and performance. With a maximum power output of more than 600 HP, the Audi R8 redefined the thrill of driving.

European model shown. Specifications may vary.