Audi R8 Review
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4 April, 2013: Audi India after launched the R8 line-up base variants in January, has rolled out the top of the line Audi R8 V10 plus variant at Rs.2.5 crore (ex-showroom, New Delhi). The launch event took place at the Budh circuit Noida. The top of the line Audi R8 V10 variant comes loaded with 5.2L V10 engine that is seen under the hoods of Lamborghini vehicles. The 5.2L engine coughs out 550bhp power and 540Nm torque value. The sprint capability of this supercar is 3.5 seconds to reach the 100kmph speed and on full throttle it can go upto 317kmph. The engine comes mated to a 7speed S-tronic gearbox
Audi R8 review by Expert
Audi is one of the most luxurious car makers around the globe and it offers one of the finest sportscar as well, called Audi R8. Audi R8 is a perfect amalgamation of accuracy and high performance. Audi India has put its heart and soul to manufacture Audi R8. The company has fit in most advanced technology and gadgets that add more charm to the perfection and precision of the car. What further makes Audi R8 one of its kind sports car is the new Quattro all wheel drive system that makes the driving experience for the owner top-notch. Besides providing a class driving experience, this all wheel drive system also bless the sports car with stability and control on the road.
Audi came up with the FSI technology in the year of 2001. Here the fuel is injected directly in the combustion chamber that in turn helps in amplifying engine efficiency and intensifies the performance of the engine as well. Also, Audi R8 is said to be the first car ever to make use of aluminum while manufacturing the body structure of the car. Moreover, Audi R8 will also have high strength AudiSpace Frame or ASF that would give more potency and muscle to the car accompanied by light in weight structure. Since the time Audi R8 has been launched in India, it has been mesmerizing all Audi fans with its latest technology and gadgets that have been installed in the sports car. Another innovative thing that comes out to be a major highlight of Audi R8 is its magnetic ride adaptive damper system. This system features particular damper oil that helps in enhancing the driving mechanism of the car to a great extent.
Talking about the engine options, Audi R8 has been blessed with two engine options; one is 4.2 litre FSI Quattro and the other one 5.2 litre FSI. The 4.2 litre engine is highly active and churns out 309kW of peak power along with 430 Nm of maximum torque and reaches from 0 to 100 km per hour mark in just 4.6 seconds. Here the top speed is of 301 km per hour that makes the drive a complete joyride for the driver and the passengers. the other engine option available in Audi R8 is 5.2 litre FSI, which comfortably produce 386 kW and zooms away with a top speed of 313 km per hour and touch the 100 km per hour speed mark in merely 4.1 seconds. Both the engines are coupled with six speed manual gearbox which has been advanced to R Tronic transmission, which enhances the overall performance of the sports car.
The looks of the car are totally mesmerizing and keep the power to keep you hooked for long time. The front end features cat eyed headlights and attractive grille with the signature four rings of Audi. On the other hand, the rear end of the car have been enhanced and well blended with the entire theme of the car. The interiors of Audi R8 have been made utterly luxurious and have been bestowed with almost all advanced devices and widgets that would make it comfortable for the driver and passengers to drive and ride in Audi R8.
Audi R8 Mileage and Fuel Efficiency
The Audi R8 mileage is quite decent. However, Audi R8 being a sports car one could not expect high class mileage, but still the engines are so tuned that it does give out a decent mileage. Two engine options are provided with Audi R8, one being 4.2 Litre FSI Quattro and the other being 5.2 Litre FSI. Both the engines are successful in delivering high power and torque and have been mated with S Tronic automatic gearbox that gives the car great speed and helps it to churn out a decent mileage as well. With 4.2 litre FSI Quattro, the mileage ranges from 7 to 8.5 km per litre, whereas with 5.2 litre FSI engine, the fuel economy lands around 4.5 to 9.0 km per litre. Therefore, if you can excuse the mileage and give weightage to speed, then Audi R8 could turn out to be a perfect sports car for you.
Audi R8 model and Features
|Audi R8 Variants||Features|
|Audi R8 4.2 FSI Quattro||This variant of Audi A8 comes with 4.2 litre FSI Quattro engine, which comfortable churns out 316 kW of peak power along with maximum torque of 430 Nm. The engine has been mated with six speed manual gearbox that helps the car to give a terrific performance on the road. The comfort features here are top class and sports air conditioning system, leather upholstery, central locking, ABS and so on.|
|Audi R8 5.2 FSI Auattro||Audi R8 5.2 FSI is powered by 5.2 litre of FSI engine, which is quite strappy and robust. The engine produces peak power of 525 BHP along with maximum torque of 520 Nm. The engine is coupled with six speed manual gearbox, which helps the sports car in performing excellently on the road. Apart from high class engine specifications, comfort in Audi R8 5.2 FSI is also top-notch. The major highlights of interiors here comprise of leather upholstered seats, power steering, power windows, efficient air conditioning and many more.|
|Audi R8 Spyder||Audi R8 Spyder is bestowed with 5.2 Litre FSI engine that produces maximum power of 525 BHP along with maximum torque of 520 Nm. The engine is coupled with six speed S Tronic automatic engine make the drive in Audi R8 Spyder exclusive and utterly impressive. The looks are another major highlight of this sports car.|
|Audi R8 V10 Plus||Audi R8 V10 Plus is the top end variant of Audi R8 It powers the same engine 5.2L V10 Aluminum Alloy engine and max power of 550 PS along with peak torque of 540 Nm. It houses a 7 speed DSG gearbox and offers Carbon Ceramic Brakes, Bang & Olufsen sound system, Front & Rear Parking Sensors and Audi Music Interface etc.|
Audi R8 Engine, Power and Performance
The engine options for Audi R8 are top-notch and here Audi India has made sure the owner doesn’t get disappointed when it comes to engine and the performance delivered by the car. The first engine option available in Audi R8 is the 4.2 litre FSI Quattro engine, which comfortable churns out 316 kW of peak power along with maximum torque of 430 Nm. on the other hand, the 5.2 Litre FSI engine produces maximum power of 525 BHP along with maximum torque of 520 Nm. Both the engines are available with the six speed manual and automatic transmission. On the other hand, Audi R8 V10 Plus has a 5.2L V10 Aluminum Alloy engine under the hood that churns out max power of 550 PS along with peak torque of 540 Nm. One can pick the desired transmission according to his requirement and budget. The performance of both the engines is utterly classic and the company makes sure that owner doesn’t face any problem while driving this chic and stylish sports car. On road, the car zooms away with high speed and gives the driver a perfect feel of a sports car. Also, with the top-notch engine options along with power output, Audi R8 gives a tough competition to the current sports cars in the market, which are manufactured by companies like Nissan, Lamborghini, and Ferrari etc.
Audi R8 Pickup and Acceleration
As mentioned earlier, the sports car by Audi, called Audi R8 is offered to the consumers in two engine options, one is 4.2 litre FSI Quattro and the other one is 5.2 litre FSI. Both the engines take the breath away with the pickup and acceleration on the road. The V8 engine with Quattro four wheel drive system is installed in Audi R8 4.2 FSI Quattro.
The positioning is central, which in turn provide the car with sufficient axle load distribution. This results in superb handling and mesmerizing performance. When accelerated, the engine churns out 309 kW of power with 430 Nm of torque and takes the car from 0 to 100 km per hour mark in merely 4.6 seconds and has a top speed of 301 km per hour. On the other hand, the 5.2 litre of FSI engine is present in Audi R8 Spyder, which is an outstanding performer as well. The engine produces peak power of 386 kW (525 BHP) and takes the car from 0 to 100 km per hour in just 4.1 seconds and has a top speed of 313 km per hour. The top end variant, Audi R8 V10 Plus model of the supercar is capable to catch the speed of 100 kmph in just 3.5 seconds
|Engine Variant||Power (KW/RPM)||Torque (NM/RPM)||Acceleration (0-100 kmph)||Top Speed||Transmission|
|4.2L, FSI Quattro Petrol Engine||309 / 7900||430 / 4500-6000||4.6 seconds||301 kmph||Automatic Transmiossion|
|5.2L, FSI Petrol Engine||386 /8000||530 / 6500||4.1 seconds||313 kmph||Automatic Transmiossion|
Audi R8 Interiors and Features
The interiors of Audi R8 are as mesmerizing as the exteriors and engine department of the car. There are so many highlights that actually steal the show when one is talking about the interiors of Audi R8, but the major ones comprise of its high standard leather upholstery, which uses Nappa leather. This black colored leather provides the cabin with a very luxurious and lavish appeal. The dashboard has been dipped in black color to go with the theme, but the black colored dashboard also give the car interiors an elegant and class appearance.
The super cool power steering has been wrapped with leather along with audio controls mounted on it. The gearshift has also been covered in leather to make it much comfortable and provide a good grip while changing gears. The air conditioning system with automatic climate control is extremely powerful and makes sure that the cooling is done even at the rear end of the car as well.
The entertainment part of the car is also quite sound. The advanced audio system is present to make your drive excellent and relaxing. On the other hand, if you plan to drive your Audi R8 for long trips, then Audi India hasn’t forgotten to bless this sports car with sufficient amount of luggage storage space as well, which would make your journeys soothing and trouble free. If you are a tall person, then the stretched out legroom and headroom make it comfortable for you to drive the car.
Audi R8 Exteriors and Features
Coming to the looks and features of Audi R8, they don’t disappoint at all. Being a sports car, Audi R8 comes with very stylish, chic and modish look. Starting from the front profile of Audi R8, the car features a shinny and brilliant pair of headlights that are quite effective at night and even provide you the corner view of the road. The front bumper proudly positions the signature four rings of Audi, while the grille gives the space to tuck the number plate. The fog lamps coupled with the headlights are impressive and make sure that the owner doesn’t face any problem driving in case of misty or foggy weather condition. The body colored bumper with body colored ORVMs and body colored door handles go well with the entire color scheme of the car
The side profile of Audi R8 is quite chic and the sharp contours make the sports car look much edgier and curvy as compared to the other sports cars in the market. The rear end of Audi R8 also does complete justice to its ‘sports car’ tag. The rear end here features stylized and contemporary tail lights along with centrally positioned trademark four rings of the firm. The rear bumper has a bit high look, which help the car in providing a sporty and athletic look. Overall, the appearance and the exteriors of Audi R8 are brilliant and make your money spent worthwhile.
Audi R8 Driving and Handling
The driving and handling of Audi R8 sports car is just perfect. Even on the bumpy and rugged Indian topography, Audi R8 excels in performing. Whether you pick 4.2Litre FSI Quattro engine or 5.2 Litre FSI engine, both the options ensures a smooth and easy driving, whereas the power steering fitted here makes the handling of the car close to perfect. The suspension system is quite strong and helps the driver to smoothly glide the car on the narrow turns and rough roads. The front and rear suspension comprise of double triangle suspension, which is further accompanied with the braking system comprising of eight piston fixed caliper brakes in the front and four piston fixed calipers. Moreover, the car also features custom characteristic of the brake booster with perforated disc brakes on both rear and front axle.
Safety Features in Audi R8
On the Audi R8 safety front, it has been jam packed with numerous high quality features. The major ones here comprise of anti lock braking system with electronic brake force distribution system, electronic stability control along with traction control. Furthermore, Audi R8 is also fitted with seat mounted and knee protecting airbags, driver and front passenger head restraint whiplash protection system, tyre pressure monitor, remote anti theft alarm system and seat belts for all passengers.
Audi R8 Accessories
Besides the above mentioned features and traits, Audi also offers some top-notch accessories for Audi R8. The car has been blessed with navigation plus system that is accompanied by MMI operating logic and DVD proffers high quality information and navigation. If you wish, the dynamic route guidance system will provide you the current traffic condition and give you an alternate route. Another major accessory here is the optional Audi parking system plus that comes with rearview camera, which would show the area behind the car in the MMI display screen. The digital guidelines being provided in the display makes the parking of Audi R8 much easier and hassle free.
Audi R8 Conclusion
On the whole, Audi R8 is one of the most finest and excellent sports car, which is right now available in the market today. The 4.2L FSI Quattro and 5.2L FSI engine options provide high power and help the car to deliver tremendous performance, while the looks possessed by Audi R8 are worth killing for. The interiors of the sports car have also been made Audi class, that is lush and plush. The mileage however isn’t impressive, but being a sports car, it can be excused. Therefore, if you have budget and willing to buy a sports car, then Audi R8 is certainly the best choice for you.
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