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Apologies if this mirrors a previous post...but i've had the info come through on the R8. Thought you'd like to see the detail:- beerchug.gif

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4.2 FSI 420 PS

0-62 4.6 seconds

top speed 187 mph

peak torque 430Nm from 4500-6000

power to weight ratio 269PS per tonne

max rev limit 8250 rpm

Suggested price region of £76,000

I have other full spec detail and pics...but i'm not really aloud to show you... otherwise i may get beaten sportifs2.gif

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Vehicle introduction

We are delighted to provide information about the Audi R8 which was unveiled at the Paris

Motorshow on 27th September.

The 2-seater Audi R8 represents a new milestone in the history of Audi and is the pinnacle of

Vorsprung durch Technik. Feedback has been extremely positive from those who had the

opportunity to enjoy a short preview of the car at the recent TT training, with the progressive

design clearly supporting the Audi values.

The Audi R8 launches with a mid mounted V8 4.2 FSI (420PS) engine, quattro permanent fourwheel

drive, ESP 8 and lightweight construction utilising Audi Space Frame (ASF) technology. The

Audi R8 is available with manual transmission or ‘R tronic’, an automated manual gearbox with shift

by wire technology and a joystick gear lever for short, sporting shifts.

The Audi R8 was unveiled to the International Press yesterday at the Paris motorshow and the

following weeks will see significant press and customer interest in the vehicle.

Technical specification

Audi R8 4.2 FSI 420PS

Emissions standard: EU4

CO2: 326 g/km

Acceleration (0-62mph): 4.6 seconds

Top speed: 187mph

Peak torque: 430 Nm from 4,500 to 6,000 rpm

Fuel consumption (mpg): 13.6 (Urban); 29.7 (Extra Urban); 20.8 (Combined)

Unladen weight: 1560kg (1565kg R tronic)

Power to weight ratio: 269PS per tonne

Dimensions: 1.9 metres wide, 4.43 metres long and 1.25 metres high

Front luggage capacity: 100 litres

Pricing

R8 Pricing

We anticipate that the retail price will be in the region of £76,000. Final price confirmation will be

provided by the end of October 2006.

Key features

<u>Mid-mounted engine concept</u>

Product concept / function

• Front (44%) and rear (56%) axle load distribution creates optimised conditions for

outstanding traction and driving dynamics

• Fuel tank position near to the vehicle’s centre of gravity provides constant axle load

distribution, regardless of the fuel volume

• The vehicle’s extremely low centre of gravity offers maximum directional stability, even in

the most extreme driving situations

<u>Customer benefits</u>

• Front luggage compartment in addition to luggage compartment behind the seats, (108

litres loaded to roof)

• Generous driver and passenger space (head, leg, shoulder clearance)

4.2 FSI V8 engine – high revving

<u>Product concept / function</u>

• Dry sump for motorsport-style lateral acceleration and low centre of gravity

• V8 high-revving concept delivering 420PS and a maximum 8,250 rpm – a genuine sports

car engine

• Lightweight construction based on aluminium crankcase

<u>Customer benefits</u>

• Maximum agility and free-revving response

• Outstanding acceleration and engine sound

R tronic automated-manual gearbox

<u>Product concept / function</u>

• Automated 6-speed manual gearbox with ‘shift by wire’ technology and joystick gear lever

• Tried and proven technology from Audi motorsport

<u>Customer benefits</u>

• Combining the sportiness of a manual gearbox with the advantages of an automatic

• Option to choose between sport and regular shift programme

• Shift paddles on steering wheel and joystick gear lever featuring new-style shift pattern

ESP 8 including ABS, EBD, ASR and EDL systems

<u>Product concept / function</u>

• Driver can select different ESP settings (full system <=> sport mode <=> ESP OFF) to suit

different driving conditions

• Sport mode uses a controller specifically tuned for sports driving

• Developed to promote maximum traction on all surfaces and optimized driver support in

extreme situations

<u>Customer benefits</u>

• High safety allied with high agility

• Driver decides the control strategy

Audi Space Frame (ASF)

<u>Product concept / function</u>

• Aluminium spaceframe body construction

• Intelligent material mix (magnesium, aluminium) for the body structure

• Use of strong aluminium alloys in highly-stressed profile components

• Intelligent Spaceframe concept for high-performance mid-engine sports cars

<u>Customer benefits</u>

• High body rigidity and strength to satisfy stringent comfort and safety requirements

• Weight benefits over steel bodies

• Low weight for optimised performance and inspiring driving dynamics

• Optimised axle load distribution through integrating magnesium technology into the body

structures

Retractable rear spoiler

• The electrically retractable rear spoiler is a unique combination of design and functionality

• Retracted when the vehicle is stationary and in city traffic, the spoiler promotes the flowing

design contours of the rear and increased downforce

• Automatic extension at 75mph (where law permits), retraction at 50mph

• Can also be manually actuated via a separate switch on the centre console

Vehicle safety

• Driver and passenger airbag (full size, two-stage)

• Head-thorax side airbag

• Side impact protection: high-strength aluminium profiles in the doors and lateral

acceleration sensors

• Belt force limiter and belt tensioner (even on rear and side impact) for effective protection

• “Audi Headguard” support system for reducing impact from a rear collision

• Passenger compartment and fuel system remain intact, even in the case of a rear impact or

serious accident (eg 50mph at 70% overlap)

• Fuel switch-off in the event of collision

• Battery and cable disconnect in the event of collision

Standard specification

19" alloy wheels. 5-arm double spoke

design

4-branch exhaust system

Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)

Anti-Slip Regulation (ASR)

Anti-theft device

Bi-Xenon Plus Headlights

Brake Lights with LED technology

Cup holder

Decorative inlays - micrometallic

Disc brakes at front and rear

Door mirrors - electrically operated & heated

Driver and front passenger airbags

Driver's Information System (DIS)

Electric lumbar support

Electronic climate control

Electronic Differential Lock (EDL)

Electronic immobiliser

ESP Version 8

Exterior lighting

Fine Nappa leather upholstery

First aid kit with warning triangle

Fuel tank - 90 litres

Interior and instrument lighting

ISOFIX

Leather covered multi-function steering wheel

(with paddle shift on R tronic Model)

Leather gear knob

LED day time running lights

Lockable glove box, with light

Locking wheel bolts

quattro four-wheel-drive

Radio System RNS-E*

Remote central locking

Retractable rear spoiler

Roof lining - black

Scuff plates

Seat belt reminder

Side front airbags

Sports Seats

Sun visor with vanity mirror

Tool kit

Tracking security system - TBA

Tyre mobility system

Valet key

* RNS-E: FM & AM reception with single CD drive (MP3 capable), 2 slots for MMC/SD memory cards

for the playing of MP3 files, 6.5"" TFT colour display, 7 loudspeakers and 5 channel amplifier, total

power 140 Watt.

Optional equipment

Equipment / Design packages

Extended leather package – black. Full Fine Nappa leather upholstery to

dashboard, top shoulder and side panel, storage compartment in door,

monoposto, cowl, knee bolster and function pads

Coloured stitching for extended leather, located on the monoposto, cowl

and cover rear shelf

Alcantara roof lining

Chassis / Brakes

Audi magnetic ride - Adaptive suspension system with two selectable

modes (Normal or Sport). Sensors in the car monitor the road conditions

and adjust the damping effect by varying a magnetic charge which passes

through a fluid-based shock absorber for improved road handling,

outstanding chassis control and excellent driving comfort

Seats

Heated front seats

Electrically adjustable front seats with adjustment for height, forwards

and backwards position, backrest angle and lumbar support

Interior trim

Carbon inlays – to centre console, monoposto, door trim and door handle

Stainless steel pedals

Standard 19” 5-arm double spoke design alloy wheel shown

Audio and Communication

Navigation plus

Bang & Olufsen Sound System – Designed specifically for the Audi R8

providing surround sound reproduction with dynamic compensation for road

noise, digital amplifier and 12 speakers (total output 425 watts)

CD autochanger for six discs, located in glove box

Bluetooth phone preparation (same system as on A3 and A4)

Safety Systems

Audi hill hold assist

Cruise control, for holding any speed above 25mph

Interior Equipment

Garage door opener (HomeLink), programmable radio-operated remote

control for up to 3 compatible doors / gates. Control buttons integrated in

the roof module at the front

Additional Equipment

Deletion of model and engine designation at rear

Engine cover in carbon sigma

Tyre pressure monitoring system

Audi R8 Microsite

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Have i read that correctly? Hill hold and cruise are a cost option. On a £75k car, well done Audi tight as a nats c*?t.

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Have i read that correctly? Hill hold and cruise are a cost option. On a £75k car, well done Audi tight as a nats c*?t.

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Audi seem to be getting worse and worse not better these days. Even BMWs are starting to look good value with more kit these days. smirk.gif

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grin.gif feck whats standard and whats not - that is stunningly beautiful smlove2.gifjump.gif

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I think some people need to take a look at the Porsche option list. ROLLEY~14.GIF

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Even my wife likes it and she is not at all interested in cars laugh.gif Shame we have (nearly) 2 children......

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I think some people need to take a look at the Porsche option list. ROLLEY~14.GIF

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grin.gif or the BMW MINI options list - fancy paying extra for nets on the back of the front seats? yelrotflmao.gif

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Hmm, I'm so tempted. How many people are actually ordering one, and just how are you paying for it?

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Trying to decide what to do. I've got an early one on order, its going to cost £82-85k with a decent spec and is overpriced but I'm still very tempted.

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If I had the money, I'd go for it. It's just such a "technical" car. Do you know what I mean? I bet when you see the first one on the road, it'll take your breath away. I love 911s and I know you can buy a comparable (performance-wise) 911 for less money but...

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Very nice motor. Muscular in some areas of the design but very delicate in others.

Certainly a very Audi design, will be interesting to see how it sells.

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If I had the money, I'd go for it. It's just such a "technical" car. Do you know what I mean? I bet when you see the first one on the road, it'll take your breath away. I love 911s and I know you can buy a comparable (performance-wise) 911 for less money but...

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Someone said in another thread I think, they wouldn't feel comfortable leaving the R8 at the train station all day like they do their 911 and I can see that being the case for me too.

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If I had the money, I'd go for it. It's just such a "technical" car. Do you know what I mean? I bet when you see the first one on the road, it'll take your breath away. I love 911s and I know you can buy a comparable (performance-wise) 911 for less money but...

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Not really. I think you will find 270bhp per ton to be considerably more than any 911 par the Turbo and Gt3...

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Trying to decide what to do. I've got an early one on order, its going to cost £82-85k with a decent spec and is overpriced but I'm still very tempted.

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That's the thing, isn't it? £85k is a lot of moolah compared to the likes of the S8 where £70k gets you V10 goodness, MMI, 6-CD, BOSE, lots more luggage and passenger space and not that much of a reduction in performance (given the size difference between them).

If it had magnetic ride, MMI, Nav, BOSE, 6-CD, heated seats, cruise control and reversing camera as standard it might represent better value.

I wonder what kind of discounts will go on the R8. 10% or more would be nice, but that still has a tax implication for those of us that fund it through a company.

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..but the S8 isn't drenched in carbon fibre, nor does it looks anywhere near as beautiful as this does. I agree it's quite alot of cash but you can't deny it looks alot more supercar than a 997S does.

Whether that's a good thing or a bad tho I'm not too sure. People use their Porsches everyday and they blend in easily, I dunno if I can see the R8 doing the same.

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..but the S8 isn't drenched in carbon fibre, nor does it looks anywhere near as beautiful as this does.

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But it's a feck of a lot bigger and has a feck of a lot more expensive technology built in as standard, yet it costs less.

Stunning to look at as the R8 is, a premium car needs toys.

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Oh, and things like cruise control, hill hold (previously mentioned) and navigation are 'soft' features that the car's systems can achieve but are coded out to enable a cost-option upsell with only minimal cost physical changes to the car. I object to stuff like that being an option more than e-gear (err, sorry r-tronic) for example, where a significant physical change is required.

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..but the S8 isn't drenched in carbon fibre, nor does it looks anywhere near as beautiful as this does.

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But it's a feck of a lot bigger and has a feck of a lot more expensive technology built in as standard, yet it costs less.

Stunning to look at as the R8 is, a premium car needs toys.

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Must agree, I think it's over priced for the spec, I'm not sure where Audi are going these days, so many new models/options lists a mile long!!

I priced up one of my 19" Pax run-flat wheels today. £1012.00 for just the F**king Wheel! smashfreakB.gif

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Must agree, I think it's over priced for the spec,

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I'm glad that someone else is thinking the same as me cool.gif

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Must agree, I think it's over priced for the spec,

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I'm glad that someone else is thinking the same as me cool.gif

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Oh I don't know, the base price for a (less powerful and slower) Porsche 997 C4S is £71,980.00 and then you need to spend a lot more to get it to the same spec as this.

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If it's as good as a porsche then I'll agree..

but is doesn't quite have the pedigree or the development time of the 997. Ok, they might have borrowed a lot of info from lambo.. but it's going to be interesting.

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