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Audi's supercar is a midengined two-seater that shares components with the Lamborghini Gallardo. The R8 is fast and light, powered by a 5.2-liter V10 that generates 562-hp or a V10 Performance with 602-hp.
A seven-speed sequential is standard. 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 cabin is snug but not confining, and is nicely trimmed in leather, aluminum, and carbon fiber. Also new is Audi's latest infotainment features. Updates for 2020 include more power, some tinkering with the suspension, and interior and exterior styling updates.
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2017-2019
2017 Redesign Year
Audi's supercar is a midengined two-seater that shares components with the Lamborghini Gallardo. For 2017, the new R8 is faster and lighter, powered by a 5.2-liter V10 that generates 540-hp or a V10 Plus with 610-hp.
A seven-speed sequential is standard. 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 cabin is snug but not confining, and is nicely trimmed in leather, aluminum, and carbon fiber. Also new is Audi's latest infotainment features.
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$107,150 - $163,250
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$113,325 - $129,000
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2011-2016
2011 Redesign Year
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.
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$75,425 - $103,825
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$65,325 - $93,925
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$63,875 - $80,525
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$60,425 - $73,625
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2008-2010
2008 Redesign Year
Audi's supercar is a midengined two-seater that shares components with the Lamborghini Gallardo powered by a V8. The V10 debuted in 2010.
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.
$57,075 - $67,900
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$54,575
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$49,625
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