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Audi R8
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Base MSRP price range:
$115,900 - $182,500
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CR Model Summary
Audi's supercar is a midengined two-seater that shares components with the Lamborghini Gallardo. The regular R8 is powered by a 430-hp, 4.2-liter V8 mated to either a six-speed manual or automatic. Stepping up to the R8 5.2 version brings a 525-hp, 5.2-liter V10. Full-time all-wheel drive with a rear bias is standard. Acceleration and braking capabilities are impressive, and the ride is very firm but not too punishing. Steering is communicative and responsive, and the car is extremely nimble. The shifter takes some getting used to. The cabin is snug but not confining, and is nicely trimmed in leather, aluminum, and carbon fiber. A convertible is also available.
 
General Model Specs
Body styles
convertible, coupe
Drive wheels
AWD
Seating
2 front
Engines available
4.2-liter V8 (430 hp)
5.2-liter V10 (525 hp)
5.2-liter V10 (550 hp)
5.2-liter V10 (560 hp)
Transmissions available
6-speed manual
6-speed sequential
7-speed sequential
Warranty
Basic: 4/50
Powertrain: 4 year/ 50,000 mile
 
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Reliability History - Not enough data to rate
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Trouble spots by year N/A
Engine Major N/A
Engine Cooling N/A
Transmission Major N/A
Transmission Minor N/A
Drive System N/A
Fuel System N/A
Engine Minor N/A
Electrical System N/A
 
Safety Specs
Safety belts
Pretensioners, front/rear Yes/NA
Air bags
Side air bags, front/rear Standard/NA
Side curtain air bags Not available
Active safety features
Antilock brakes Standard
Traction control Standard
Stability control Standard
Daytime running lights Standard
Crash and rollover tests
IIHS front moderate overlap NA
IIHS front small overlap NA
IIHS side crash NA
IIHS rear crash NA
IIHS roof crush NA
NHTSA overall crash score NA
NHTSA overall frontal-crash score NA
NHTSA front-crash, driver/front passenger NA / NA
NHTSA overall side-crash score NA
NHTSA side-crash, driver/rear passenger NA / NA
NHTSA side pole-crash NA
NHTSA rollover, 2WD/4WD NA / NA
 
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