Audi Reveals the Audi R8: Le Mans Racer for the Street

Audi R8 picture-1The Audi R8 Audi has incorporated the name and genes of the five-time Le Mans winner, is a spectacular sports car. Three years after unveiling the Audi Le Mans quattro concept car, the production version debuted at the Salon de l’Automobile in Paris under the cover of the new Audi R8 mid-engined sports car model. This is a fascinating driving machine and the top athletes of the Audi brand. The mid-mounted 420 hp V8 FSI engine, quattro permanent four-wheel drive and Audi Space Frame aluminum body form the basis for truly outstanding driving dynamics. As the first Audi mid-engine sports car Audi R8 combines the experience of Audi Motorsport many triumphs with groundbreaking design and the acknowledged technological expertise of the brand. Audi R8 Exterior

This provision is a typical feature of race cars. The body is very compact appearance. The dynamic line above the wheel arches and the shoulder line interface between the front, side and rear, giving the doors and move to the side air intakes with a strong presence and even more insistence highlight the typical Audi wheels rounded housing to accommodate larger wheels.

Audi R8 picture-2The interior of the Audi R8 is pushed forward – a typical feature of a mid-engine sports car, sports car and as a visual cue linking to the race cars of the same name. The all-aluminum is in the Audi Space Frame (ASF) constructed design. The perfect synthesis of minimal weight and maximum stiffness, is the ideal starting point for optimum driving dynamics, and the provision of exceptional power to weight ratio of only 8.18 pounds per horsepower weight.

The sporty interior is dominated by a cockpit architecture entirely on the drivers who are highly integrating the driver between the dashboard and center console. The flat-wheel steering is a typical characteristic of Audi Sport and also enables comfortable sports car entry and exit.

Turbine-like lines rev more, are a high maximum torque, perfectly, with its fascinating combination of the characteristics of a sports car. In the high speed 420-hp eight-cylinder engine, reached the evolution of FSI petrol direct injection to a new climax. This technology has also enjoyed many successes in the Audi R8 race.

Audi R8 picture-3At 7,800 rpm 4.2-liter engine delivers 420 hp in production. Because of these characteristics of the eight-cylinder engine provides maximum thrust in virtually any driving situation.

Two transmissions are available: a 6-speed manual gearbox or optionally the Audi R tronic sequential gearbox. The Audi R8 is built on a production line in small batches in a specially constructed new block at the Audi plant in Neckarsulm, Germany.

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