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The Audi R8 Spyder 5.2 FSI quattro – Breathtakingly Dynamic Open-Top Driving The Audi R8 Spyder 5.2 FSI quattro – Breathtakingly Dynamic Open-Top Driving

Exceptional performance and breathtaking dynamism coupled with the intense sensations of open-top driving: Audi presents the R8 Spyder 5.2 FSI quattro. Its lightweight cloth top opens and closes fully automatically; several body parts are made of a carbon fibre composite material. The V10 engine produces 386 kW (525 hp) and launches the open-top two-seater to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 4.1 seconds on its way to a top speed of 313 km/h (194.49 mph). Featuring technologies such as the Audi Space...

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Audi R8 5.2 FSI quattro Blasts into Showrooms - (Australia) Audi R8 5.2 FSI quattro Blasts into Showrooms - (Australia)

Audi’s extraordinary R8 sports coupe has a new leader – the V10 version is now available in Australia. Developed jointly with quattro GmbH, the R8 V10 sees Audi reinforcing its leading position in the high-performance sports car segment. The newly-developed ten-cylinder engine develops 386 kW of breathtaking performance while 530Nm of torque endows it with unstoppable power. Both R tronic sequential gearbox and a 6-speed manual transmission are available.

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Video: 2009 Audi R8 V10 Commercial Video: 2009 Audi R8 V10 Commercial

A zero to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) sprint of 3.9 seconds and a top speed of 316 km/h (196.35 mph) exemplify the breathtaking dynamics of the R8 5.2 FSI quattro. And this car serves these up as exhilarating power experiences with a ferocious response to the gas pedal, outstanding revving ability, and a thrilling crescendo of technological music.

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First 2009 Audi R8 LMS Delivered First 2009 Audi R8 LMS Delivered

The new customer sport program of AUDI AG has reached the next stage with delivery of the first Audi R8 LMS to Audi Sport Italia. Twelve examples of the over 500 hp GT3 sports car will be delivered during the forthcoming weeks to six customer teams. The first races for the R8 LMS are scheduled for April. Audi Sport Italia receives the Audi R8 LMS with chassis number 101. The symbolic handover of the first customer car was made on Tuesday in the Audi Forum Neckarsulm. Emilio Radaelli, Team...

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2009 Audi R8 5.2 FSI Quattro Details 2009 Audi R8 5.2 FSI Quattro Details

Audi continues to reinforce its leading position in the high-performance sports car segment – in the Audi R8 5.2 FSI quattro it is rolling out the new top-of-the-line model of the R8 model series, which was developed jointly with quattro GmbH. Its ten-cylinder engine develops 386 kW (525 hp), which is capable of delivering breathtaking performance. Audi technologies such as quattro permanent all-wheel drive, the lightweight aluminum body and the innovative all-LED lights propel the new top Audi...

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2009 Audi R8 5.2 FSI quattro Unveiled in Detroit 2009 Audi R8 5.2 FSI quattro Unveiled in Detroit

Audi is introducing the next variant of its top-of-the-line model – the Audi R8 V10. With the R8, the brand has established itself at the forefront of high-end sports cars from the very start – and now comes the R8 V10. Its 5.2-litre, ten-cylinder engine churns out 386 kW (525 hp) and 530 Nm of torque, which makes for breathtaking performance. With superior Audi technologies such as quattro all-wheel drive, the lightweight aluminum body, the innovative all-LED headlights, and its striking...

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2009 Audi R8 V10 5.2 FSI Details 2009 Audi R8 V10 5.2 FSI Details

Audi is launching the next variant of its top-of-the-line model. With the R8, the brand has established itself at the forefront of high-end sports cars from the very start – and now comes the R8 V10. Its 5.2-liter, ten-cylinder engine churns out 386 kW (525 hp) and 530 Nm (390.91 lb-ft) of torque, which makes for breathtaking performance. With superior Audi technologies such as quattro all-wheel drive, the lightweight aluminum body, the innovative all-LED headlights, and its striking design,...

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Video: 2009 Audi R8 LMS Video: 2009 Audi R8 LMS

The new GT sports car will be joined in Essen by other successful members of the Audi motorsport family: this years winning Le Mans car, the Audi R10 TDI driven by Rinaldo Capello, Tom Kristensen and Allan McNish, and the Audi A4 DTM in which Timo Scheider clinched the championship title just a few weeks ago. On Friday, November 28 at 2 pm, the Audi motorsport boss will be appearing on AUDI AGs stand in Hall 3 to report for the first time on Audis plans for the 2009 season.

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2009 Audi R8 GT3 Premiere 2009 Audi R8 GT3 Premiere

Audi is set to present a world premiere at the Essen Motor Show from November 28 to December 7: the brand with the four rings will be unveiling a race version of the Audi R8 with over 500 horsepower. During the press conference on November 28, Audi will also be presenting its plans for the 2009 motorsport season. This year’s winning Le Mans car and Timo Scheider’s victorious DTM car will be lining up in Essen alongside numerous attractive production models. The version of the Audi R8...

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2009 Audi R8 GT3 500hp - (Global) 2009 Audi R8 GT3 500hp - (Global)

For the first time, Audi Sport will offer a racing sports car specifically developed for customer use in the form of the powerful 500 hp plus GT3 version of the Audi R8 which will be available from autumn 2009. The logistics and factory space required for the AUDI AG customer programme will be created over the next few months in Ingolstadt, Neckarsulm and Györ.

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CGI: New Audi R8 Open-Top - (Global) CGI: New Audi R8 Open-Top - (Global)

Although this rendering shows the R8 to have a canvas roof, this will most likely not be possible due to current design issues. Speculation says that a targa solution will be most appropriate, reducing the need for large amounts of engineering alterations. The open-top design will compromise the current driving dynamics as a result of reduced body stiffness, however, additional bracing supports will be fitted to somewhat negate this loss.

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