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    Audi R8 V8 and V10 Lineup: Quick Reference - USA Data

    VERSION DATE: September 10, 2009


    Key Summary Points

    The R8 sports car continues to be a halo for the Audi brand worldwide. Addition of 525 hp / 391 lb-ft R8 V10 enhances the lineup. quattro all-wheel drive with rear bias continues to offer superior high performance

    advantages in traction, transverse dynamics and stability.

    Audi racing triumph is embodied in the R8 line: FSI direct injection, mid-engine concept, quattro AWD, aluminum Audi Space Frame, high revving powerplants,

    and dry-sump lubrication.


    Audi R8 is uniquely positioned in the market with both highly-advanced and high-revving V8 FSI and V10 FSI direct injection engines, both achieving at least 100

    hp/liter with normally aspirated powerplants.

    Audi magnetic ride not only offers high-performance adaptive damping, reacting to the driving situation within milliseconds, it also offers greater comfort at the

    push of a button for a truly everyday high-performance sports car.

    Dynamics for all R8 models

    The R8 is assembled by hand and built with the innovative aluminum Audi Space Frame resulting in light weight, extremely high strength and torsional rigidity, and

    optimized load distribution. The R8 ASF chassis weighs only 463 lbs.

    Audi magnetic ride with continuously adjustable magnetorheological damping along with Sport and Normal modes for further driver control.

    quattro AWD with rear bias 6-speed manual or available 6-speed R tronic sequential-manual transmission

    with S mode and launch control (shift times in the region of 0.1 seconds)

    Mid-engine design creates a very well-balanced ride/handling driving experience Dry sump lubrication for uninterrupted high-performance operation Advanced air-intake cooling system via front, underbody, and side air intake flow Advanced aerodynamics: full flat underbody with extensive underbody diffuser

    system, automatic deployable rear spoiler with vent for engine compartment

    R8 Model specifications

    2010 R8 V8 4.2 FSI quattro: o FSI direct injection o 100 hp per liter o 420 hp @ 7,800 rpm / 317 lb-ft of torque at 4,500-6,000 rpm o Max rpm: 8,250 rpm o 0-60 mph: 4.4 seconds for both manual and R tronic o Top track speed: 187,mph o quattro rear bias: 90% to 65% o Fuel economy city/hwy/comb: manual 12/19/15; R tronic 13/18/15 o Curb weights: manual 3,605 lbs.; R tronic 3,616 lbs. o Weight distribution: 44% front / 56% rear


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    2010 R8 V10 5.2 FSI quattro: o Also used in the Audi R8 LMS GT3 conforming race car introduced in 2009 o FSI direct injection o 101 hp per liter o 525 hp @ 8,000 rpm / 391 lb-ft of torque at 6,500 rpm o Max rpm: 8,700 rpm o 0-60 mph: 3.7 seconds for both manual and R tronic o Top track speed: 196.4 mph o quattro rear bias: 85% to 70% o Fuel economy city/hwy/comb: manual 12/20/15; R tronic 13/20/16 o Curb weights: manual 3,715 lbs.; R tronic 3,726 lbs. o Weight distribution: 44% front / 56% rear

    Innovations and available features on all R8 models

    Worlds first full LED headlight assembly (R8 5.2 standard, R8 4.2 optional) MMI operating logic standard (with central display screen). Driver information system with lap-timer 140 watt, seven speaker sound system with five-channel amplifier, MP3 CD

    capability and dual SD memory card slots

    Auxiliary audio (iPod) input SIRIUS Satellite Radio 6-disc CD changer Audi Space Frame (aluminum frame) Audi magnetic ride adaptive damping system with manual Sport and Normal


    Bluetooth hands-free mobile phone interface Audi Parking System front and rear with rearview camera (5.2 standard, 4.2


    Navigation system plus with real-time traffic (5.2 standard, 4.2 optional) Bang & Olufsen 465W 12-speaker sound system uniquely designed for R8 models

    (5.2 standard, 4.2 optional)

    R8 5.2 exclusive elements

    Aluminum double wishbone suspension system tuned for even higher performance High gloss black air inlet grilles, spoiler lip and air outlet grilles at rear Single frame grille high-gloss black with vertical and horizontal chrome slats Uninterrupted rear center section in high-gloss black Flared sideblades Flared rocker panels Enlarged rear diffuser in high-gloss black Oval exhaust pipes R8 5.2 specific instrument cluster, gear knob and door handles

    Safety/ Security

    o Full LED headlights (standard on R8 V10) o Perforated and ventilated disc brakes, eight piston front, four piston rear o Full-size dual threshold airbags for driver and front passenger o Driver and front-passenger seat-mounted head and chest side airbags o Driver and front-passenger knee airbags o Rigid body shell o Side intrusion protection o Anti-theft vehicle alarm system o Tool kit o Seat belts, three-point inertia-reel, for all occupants, with belt tensioners

    and force limiters

    o Audi backguard system

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    o Fuel supply is shut off if a crash occurs o Power central locking system with safety unlock feature if airbag deploys o Reflectors in all doors o Locking wheel bolts o Valet key

    Launch Timing

    2010 R8 models go on sale in Fall 2009. They are hand assembled in a specialty

    factory in Neckarsulm, Germany, the same location as the Audi performance division

    quattro GmbH and the Audi aluminum specialty department; this is also where A8

    and A6 models are assembled.


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