The R8 blurs the lines between art and performance with exotic styling and the handling performance to match. With the choice of three potent engines, it excels at blurring your surroundings too.
Sometimes a bright idea really does shine. Case in point, our iconic LED daytime running lights and LED headlights. While they were intended to help make you more visible to other drivers and provide unparalleled visibility at night, we thought they could also serve double duty as a beautiful styling statement. It’s just another way we’re lighting the way on design.
The R8 is a real performance heavyweight. Through the use of our ultra® lightweight technology and ASF® high strength aluminum construction, the R8 features advanced materials to create a body that is strong yet lightweight. And it’s how the R8 goes heavy on performance.
An exotic supercar deserves a drivetrain to match. Luckily, the R8 comes equipped with our legendary quattro® all-wheel drive system. Specifically tailored to the high-performance demands of an exotic car, quattro® actively sends power to the wheels with the most grip, enhancing acceleration and cornering performance. It’s just another way the R8 keeps you ahead of the curve.
A true sports car gives you a powerful engine that stirs your soul. The R8 gives you three. A 430-hp FSI® V8 engine delivers an authentic super car experience, while a 525-hp FSI® V10 engine provides levels of acceleration you never thought possible. And our 550-hp FSI® engine doesn’t just give you bragging rights you can talk about – it gives you the kind you can actually show.
The available MMI® navigation system can help you find your way while also helping you find new points of interest. It lets you know where you’re going while getting lost in the drive.
This feature uses rear sensors to detect when you are close to another object, while a rear view camera helps provide additional visibility when backing up. It’s clear we’ve got parking covered.
Combining the strength, lightness and heightened resistance to heat and fade that only carbon fiber and ceramic brakes can provide, the R8 has stopping power in more ways than one.
With 12 speakers and an impressive 465 watts of power, this available premium audio system provides unrivaled sound reproduction and clarity.