With a listed MSRP starting at $117,150, the 2015 Audi R8 blurs the lines between style and performance. Available in two basic body styles: Coupe and Spyder, the Audi R8 ranges from stylish-classic to sporty-aggressive. Both the 2015 coupe and roadster models remain available with the 430-hp V-8 or the 525-hp V-10 engines paired to either a gated six-speed manual or a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic. Both V-8 and V-10 are about a tenth of a second quicker to reach 60 mph than the previous R8, reaching 60 mph in 4.3 and 3.6 seconds. Top speed is rated at 201 mph or 205 mph, depending on the model. The 4.2-liter V-8 and dual-clutch transmission is rated 14/23 mpg city/highway and the 5.2-liter V-10 and manual transmission is rated as 12/19 mpg.
All 2015 R8s share updated appearance and interior features, mostly minor changes, however together, a noticeable refinement of design. The trademark 4 rings are not in their usual position on the grille, but located above it on the hood, giving the front end an even more road hugging look. The two broad side air inlets flank the sporty, slender Audi single-frame radiator grille, ensuring that sufficient cool air is supplied to the high-performance engine and the brakes. The taut lines of the front end curve and swell to the wide, sculpted fenders, the characteristic side blades, and the downward slope of the roof line converge at the rear.
The Audi R8 is geared toward the driver with the cockpit’s perfected ergonomics. Audi’s full design and specification of a modern safety suite to reduce the effects of an impact.include: dual-stage airbags, knee airbags, head and thorax airbags, stability control, rear-view camera, and more. Controls, displays, and instruments are all clearly marked and simple to use. The Audi R8’s steering wheel both tilts and telescopes, helping a wider range of body types to achieve a proper driving position. In the cabin, the seats and space are designed with sufficient room for comfort. Its cargo space, though limited, make it one of the most practical supercars.
Crafted from inspiring design of the Lamborghini Gallardo, the Audi R8 is beautiful and exciting to drive. The developers and designers have created a fastcar that embody automotive perfection and extraordinary design. Because of its German precision and Italian powerplant, the Audi R8 is a supercar suited for daily driving.