Audi R8 Model Review

Key Features

  • Starting at $148,700 MSRP*
  • 5.2L FSI 10 cylinder naturally-aspirated engine producing 562 horsepower and 406 lb-ft of torque (Available R8 Performance: 602 horsepower and 413 lb-ft of torque)
  • Seven-speed S tronic® dual-clutch transmission and available quattro® all-wheel drive
  • 0-60 MPH in 3.1 seconds and top track speed of 204 MPH
  • Audi virtual cockpit with Sport mode and MMI navigation plus
  • Race-inspired front bumper includes a honeycomb grille with R8 badge, front spoiler lip, and lateral air intakes
  • Optional 20-inch 10-spoke-Y design forged wheels in high-gloss anthracite
  • Bang & Olufsen® Sound System with 13 speakers

About the Audi R8

Audi R8

Perfected on the racetrack and built on the legacy of Audi endurance racing - the R8 features sharpened design and enhanced performance. Representing the pinnacle of performance for Audi, the R8 comes equipped with the same naturally aspirated V10 engine found in the R8 LMS race car, available quattro® all-wheel drive, and a functional yet technologically advanced interior. Thanks to revised performance capabilities, every R8 model is now capable of achieving a top track speed of at least 200 MPH. Standard features like the Audi virtual cockpit with Sport mode, MMI navigation plus, LED interior lighting, and Bang & Olufsen® Sound System helps you make the most of your exhilarating drive behind the wheel of the Audi R8.

What the Critics Say

"The result is an R8 that still works as a great supercar for those who may not have previously driven a car with more than 600 horsepower. The roar of the engine and the thrill of the thrust get your heart pumping while the drivetrain and chassis make sure you don't get yourself into a situation you can't get out of." - Roadshow by CNET

"As halo cars go, the Audi R8 is a spectacular one-its howling V-10 engine provides stomach-punch acceleration that lesser cars with the four-ringed badge can only dream about. It's an aspirational performance car, but it's surprisingly easy to live with and drive daily thanks to a comfortable cabin, a silky ride, and plenty of standard luxury features." - Car and Driver

What's New for 2022

The biggest updates to the Audi R8 family for the 2022 model year pertain strictly to R8 RWD V10 Performance models. First is a newly available Sports Exhaust package that adds race-inspired sound to the R8. Also, drivers can opt for an available Dynamic Package that includes ceramic brakes, unique 20-inch wheels, and upgraded racing seats with nappa leather upholstery.

Audi R8 Features

Audi R8 V10 Performance Styling

RS Sport Exterior Design

Sporting enhanced exterior styling, the Audi R8 is now more dynamic looking than ever before. Highlighting its motorsport pedigree, the R8 Coupe has a sleeker look thanks to a wide front grille, signature Audi Sport oval exhaust outlets, chiseled front and rear bumpers, side skirts, and darkened headlights. An available Carbon exterior package enhances its track heritage with Carbon fiber engine compartment trim and Carbon sigma sideblades. On the V10 Performance variant, the lower trim is finished in titanium color, with an option to select carbon fiber. Exciting exterior colors such as Vegas Yellow, Ascari Blue, and Tango Red reflect the adrenaline-pumping passion infused into every Audi R8.

Audi R8 Engine Assembly

Inspired Performance

Engineered through the lens of motorsport competition, the Audi R8 shares roughly 50% of the same parts as the R8 GT3 LMS race car. Its 562-HP or 602-HP V10 performance engine serves as the focal point for the mid-engine drivetrain, providing perfected vehicle balance through its center of gravity and dynamic weight transfer characteristics. You'll have the ability to rocket from 0-60 MPH in 3.1 seconds on your way to a top track speed of 204 MPH. Its standard seven-speed S tronic® dual-clutch transmission can shift gears in as little as 120 ms. Audi magnetic ride allows the driver to fine-tune the firmness of the dampers via an electronically charged magnetic fluid within the shock absorbers.

Audi R8 Interior

Driver-Obsessed Interior

The race-proven design excellence of the Audi R8 continues as you take a seat behind the wheel. Reminiscent of a race car driver's cockpit, the monoposto arc dashboard shape and the multifunction steering wheel with shift paddles and satellite controls give you complete command of the action. For a personalized look, the available Carbon interior package adds Carbon Sigma high-gloss inlays that accentuate the Audi virtual cockpit and air vents. Optional Sport Seats with diamond stitching accents give you a perfected combination of comfort on the highway and support during high-speed maneuvers.

Trims & Specs

R8 V10 Performance RWD

R8 V10 Performance RWD
  • Starting at $148,700 MSRP*
  • 5.2-liter FSI® dual-injection V10 with 562 hp/406 lb-ft of torque (RWD)
  • Sport suspension for RWD
  • Audi virtual cockpit with Sport mode
  • MMI® Navigation plus with voice control system
  • 18-way power seats with pneumatic side and leg bolsters

R8 V10 Performance quattro

R8 V10 Performance quattro
  • Starting at $199,800 MSRP*
  • 5.2-liter FSI® dual-injection V10 with 602 hp/413 lb-ft of torque with quattro® all-wheel drive
  • Audi ceramic brakes
  • Carbon fiber engine compartment trim, mirrors, door sills, rear lip spoiler, sideblades and inlays
  • Front spoiler, rocker inlay, and rear diffuser in Titanium finish
  • Racing shell seats in Fine Nappa leather

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*Prices exclude $1,495 destination charge, $1,700 gas guzzler tax ($2,100 gas guzzler tax on performance models), sales taxes, title, options, and dealer charges. Dealer sets actual price.