Used Audi R8 Information
Sharing its platform with the Lamborghini Gallardo, the Audi R8 is a mid-engine sports car that seats two and is offered with V8 or V10 powertrains. While few production cars can match the R8 in terms of performance, it is also a comfortable and confidence-inspiring vehicle to drive, with road manners that are similar to what a sports sedan offers.
First introduced as a 2008 model, the Audi R8 launched as an all-wheel drive coupe with a 4.2-liter V8 engine that produces 420 horsepower. A six-speed manual transmission is standard, and an R Tronic six-speed automated manual transmission is available.
An R8 5.2 V10 model was introduced starting with the 2010 model year. This version of the R8 features a 5.2-liter V10 engine that produces 525 horsepower, which is comparable to what cars like the Porsche 911 Turbo and Lamborghini Gallardo offer in terms of power. The V8-powered R8 saw an increase in engine output the following year, now producing 430 horsepower.
A convertible model, known as the Audi R8 Spyder, was introduced starting in 2011. Initially it was only available as a V10 model, though a less expensive V8 version followed for the 2012 model year. Also offered for 2012 was the R8 GT. This model represents a rare version of the R8 that features more horsepower, a track-tuned suspension and a lighter curb weight.
Audi did not produce an R8 model for the 2013 model year, though an updated version debuted for 2014 with revised exterior styling and LED headlights. The biggest change that year was the new S Tronic seven-speed automated manual transmission, which became standard on V10-powered models and is much more refined than the outgoing R Tronic transmission.
As a performance-oriented model, the Audi R8 came with few standard features when it launched for 2008. A seven-speaker stereo, power-adjustable seats and automatic climate control were standard, while options include leather upholstery, Bluetooth phone connectivity, navigation and a Bang and Olufsen audio system. Bluetooth became standard starting with the 2009 model year, and the R8 gained an iPod adapter as standard equipment for 2010.
No 2016 model was produced, as a fully redesigned 2017 Audi R8 made its debut at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. The second-generation Audi R8 is offered with two V10 engine choices, generating 540 or 610 horsepower. A fully electric e-tron version with 456 horsepower was also introduced.
Carfax currently has 393 used Audi R8s, 92% with no previously reported accidents. At the moment the average price is $124,710, while 92% have service records and 74% have had only one previous owner. You’ll also be able to find plenty of vehicles with Navigation System, Leather Seats and Heated Seats.