AudiR8

Audi gave more details on the R8. As we are all convinced about this being a phantastic car, Audi added a 69 picture big gallery in high-resolution!

The Press Release
Body:
– Powerfully dynamic, elegant design
– Lightweight aluminium body based on Audi Space Frame
– Aerodynamic negative lift for high directional stability
– Dimensions: L 4.43 m, W 1.90 m, H 1.25 m, wheelbase 2.65 m
– Generous amount of space for a mid-engine sports car
– Luggage compartment 100 l at front, a further 90 l behind the seats

Road performance:
– Acceleration 4.6 seconds
– Top speed 301 km/h

Engine:
– High-revving V8 developing 309 kW (420 bhp), 430 Nm between 4,500 and 6,000 rpm
– FSI petrol direct injection
– Dry sump lubrication for a low centre of gravity and high loadability

Transmission and drivetrain:
– Six-speed manual gearbox with short gearshift travel
– R tronic sequential gearbox (optional)
– quattro permanent four-wheel drive, perfect weight distribution 44 % to 56 %

Suspension:
– Double wishbone axles at front and rear, safe self-steering properties
– Innovative damping system Audi magnetic ride (optional)
– 18-inch or 19-inch wheels, high-performance brake system
– Ceramic brake discs (optional, to follow)

Equipment:
– Sophisticated interior character, wide range of customisation options
– Extensive standard specification, xenon plus headlights with LED daytime
running lights
– Bang & Olufsen sound system (optional)
– First car in the world with all-LED headlights (optional, from end 2007)

For a full press release click here.

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