New 2014 Audi R8 improves in performance and efficiency through new S tronic® transmission
The R8 is the pinnacle of the Audi model lineup that comprises of three different engine variants: the R8 V8, the R8 V10 and the R8 V10 Plus. The
high performance sports car is now more dynamic and powerful than ever before thanks to numerous improvements, including a newly developed
seven-speed S tronic® transmission that helped improve the 0-60 mph time by 0.3 seconds on the R8 V10 Plus.
The new seven-speed S tronic double-clutch transmission significantly boosts the performance of the Audi R8.The new S tronic transmission also improves driving comfort with smoother shifts.
At the top of the range is the new R8 V10 Plus with 550 horsepower and 398 lb.-ft. of torque. Equipped with the S tronic, it catapults from zero to
60 mph in 3.3 seconds and reaches a top speed of 196 mph. It weighs approximately 100 lbs. less than the R8 V10 due to utilizing carbon fiber side
blades, front splitter, rear diffuser, spoiler; a smaller fuel tank; manual Alcantara® seats and ceramic brakes.
To further enhance the Audi R8 design, several aesthetic adjustments are added throughout the vehicle. Some of the most noticeable changes are
the newly structured LED headlights that are now standard on all models, the hexagonal Singleframe® grille, new side mirrors and the large, round
tailpipe trims are the most obvious elements. The rear lights of all models include the innovative dynamic turn signals.
The Audi R8 V10 with the S tronic completes the 0-60 mph sprint in 3.4 seconds and generates 525 horsepower with 391 lb.-ft. of torque. It has a
top speed of 195 mph. The Audi R8 V8 FSI® produces 430 horsepower and 317 lb.-ft. of torque. In combination with the seven-speed S tronic, it
accelerates the R8 V8 from zero to 60 mph in 4.2 seconds on its way to a top speed of 186 mph.
All Audi R8 models have the option of the gated 6-speed manual transmission or the S tronic transmission. The Audi R8 Spyder is available with the V8 and V10 engine. The R8 V10 Plus is available as a coupe only.
2014 Audi R8 Specifications:
R8 V8...............4.2 FSI / 430 hp
R8 V10.............5.2 FSI / 525 hp
R8 V10 Plus.......5.2 FSI / 550 hp
2014 Audi R8 model line Pricing:
R8 V8 Coupe
S tronic $124,000
R8 V10 Coupe
S tronic $160,300
R8 V10 Plus Coupe
S tronic $179,645
R8 V8 Spyder
S tronic $137,500
R8 V10 Spyder
S tronic $173,800
The new Audi R8 has been further optimized thanks to
numerous improvements, including an available new seven-speed S tronic transmission that improves the 0-60 mph time by 0.3 seconds on the R8 V10 Plus. The new S tronic transmission also significantly improves
comfort through smoother gear shifts and greater efficiency. New full-LED headlamp design continues to give the R8 an unmistakable presence while standing still and at speed on the road or the track.
top of the range is the new R8 V10 Plus Coupe with 550 horsepower and 398 lb.-ft. of torque. Equipped with the available S tronic, it catapults from zero to 60 mph in 3.3 seconds and can achieve a top speed of 196
mph. It weighs approximately 130 lbs. less than the R8 V10 due to ceramic brakes, carbon fiber side blades, front splitter, rear diffuser, and spoiler; a smaller fuel tank; manual Alcantara® seats and reduced
sound insulation in the engine bay.