Used Audi R8 Information
The Audi R8 entered the market in 2007 and is technically a part of quattro GmbH, the high performance subsidiary of Audi (hence its full name, Audi quattro R8). The "Typ 42" and "Typ 52" (indicating engine displacement) are the road-going versions of the R8. The R8 is considered a supercar as a mid-engine two seater built on an aluminum monocoque space frame from the Lamborghini Gallardo platform using the Audi quattro permanent all-wheel drive system.
The R8 is only marginally related to, but shares a name and prestige, with the winning Audi Le Mans quattro, introduced in 2003. The first series of R8 Coupe 4.2 FSI quattro sports cars were equipped with a 32-valve, 4.2-liter V8 made entirely of aluminum alloy. The engine produces 420 metric horsepower. It is a dual overhead camshaft (DOHC) design using chain timing and cylinder-direct fuel injection (ala Fuel Stratified Injection or FSI). The R8 Spyder is the same car in convertible form and was introduced in 2011. A new version of the 4.2L V8 FSI was added at this time.
In 2008, Audi unveiled the R8 Coupe 5.2 FSI quattro, which is the V10 version of the R8 (often referred to as the Audi R8 V10). The Spyder version of this car became famous when spy shots from the film Iron Man 2 revealed the car being used on the set. The 10-cylinder engine is a 5.2-liter FSI taken from the Audi C6 S6 and D3 S8, but tuned to give a higher output of 532 metric horsepower. This engine gives the Audi R8 a top speed of 196.4 mph, roughly ten miles an hour faster than the V8 option.
For collectors and enthusiasts, the most sought-after Audi R8 production vehicles are the R8 GT models produced from 2010 to 2013, of which only 19 were made. Following that, the R8 GT Spyder and R8 Exclusive Selection Editions.
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