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Audi R8

Price $141,000 – $152,500
Fuel consumption 10.3 – 17.1 L/100km
The Car Guide rating 85%(view ratings)
Despite its 150,000$ price tag, the Audi R8 was a real breath of fresh air in the 2008 auto world. And it was awarded the coveted ?ÒCar of the Year?Ó title by the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada. This superb GT is brought to life by a 420 horsepower 4,2-litre V8 engine. Even though it takes a little time to get used to the synchro shift transmission, driving with the manual transmission is simply breathtaking. What's more, this two-place powerhouse is comfortable!

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First Drives2018 Audi R8 V10 RWS: The Rear-wheel-drive R8
MADRID, Spain – Wow! The R8’s naturally aspirated 5.2L V10 is still as impressive. It howls as revs climb smoothly all the way up to 8700 rpm in what is an instant response to our foot mashing the accelerator. The experience can only be described as nirvana. Except that in …
First Drives2017 Audi R8 Spyder: Faster, Lighter and More Dynamic
COSTA BRAVA, Spain – The title says it all for the second-generation R8 Spyder. The new head honcho at Audi Sport was proud to present the vehicle to us and also took the time to inform us of his new role within the group: he’ll be laying the groundwork for …
Blog2017 Audi R8: Turbo Engine To Replace The 4.2L V8
Recently launched and tested at Portugal’s Autodromo Internacional do Algarve, the new second-generation R8 comes exclusively with a 5.2-litre V10, since Audi retired the 4.2-litre V8 available in the previous model. However, it’s almost certain that the R8 will also be available with a turbo engine. At least, that’s if …

News

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ElectricAudi R8 to be Replaced with an Electric Supercar?
Introduced in 2015, the current generation of Audi’s premium sports car is getting a significant update for 2020 —due this summer—that includes mechanical and exterior changes. And just a few days ago at the 2019 New York Auto Show, the brand unveiled the limited-edition R8 Decennium. That being said, many …
NewsSignificant Updates for the 2019 Audi R8
While Audi still hasn’t spoken of a possible replacement for its iconic supercar, it’s nevertheless giving it a bunch of updates for 2019. Aggressive The most notable change is on the outside, as the R8 gets a new fascia and rocker panels. Oddly enough, Audi has not supplied us with …
MontrealCanadian Premiere: Audi R8 Spyder V10 plus Adds on More Power
The ever-impressive Audi R8 is available in coupe and roadster (aka Spyder) configurations.This sports car has a naturally aspirated V10—meaning no turbo or supercharger. In the “base” version, it delivers 540 horsepower and 398 lb.-ft. of torque. If that’s not enough for you, there’s another version of this engine, simply …
Geneva2017 World Car Awards: Top Three Finalists Revealed
At the Geneva Auto Show last week, the top three finalists in each of six distinct World Car Awards categories were announced. In terms of media reach, the World Car Awards have been ranked as the number one automotive awards program in the world, and its jury consists of 75 …
News2017 World Car Awards: Finalists Announced
For the fourth year in a row, in terms of media reach, the World Car Awards have been ranked as the number one automotive awards program in world. Its jury of 75 automotive journalists spread across the planet, including two from Canada, have chosen the finalists in six different categories.
Los AngelesAudi R8 V10 Plus Exclusive Edition: Now with Lasers!
Audi has been hard at work upgrading their car’s lighting system: instead of installing simple LEDs (or antiquated light bulbs) in their front assembly, the German manufacturer recently launched a technology that comes from the future: they will light the road in front of their car with lasers! This isn’t …
NewsNew Audi R8 V10 plus selection 24h limited to just 24 units
Worried a $214,000 Audi R8 V10 plus won't cut it on the exclusivity scale? Well the German automaker has your back, announcing the limited edition R8 V10 plus selection 24h, a nod to the R8 LMS race car. Limited to just 24 units worldwide, the selection 24h builds on the …

Videos

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Motoring TV
Review: 2017 Audi R8 Spyder
Every car company desires a "Halo Car" that brings consumers into the showroom. The R8 is just that car for Audi, and Russ got a chance to drive the latest flavour. (This segment originally appeared on Motoring TV 2017 Episode #9) …
Motoring TV
Motoring TV: Performance Car of the Year for 2017
Motoring TV recently held it's 1 hour Car of the Year Special on the TSN network where we picked the best in class for 2017. Here are the nominees and winner in the Performance category. (This segment originally appeared on Motoring TV 2017 episode #6) …
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Review: 2017 Audi R8 V10
Graeme Fletcher has been doing Test Drive for 29 years on Motoring TV. Every now and then, something special comes along. That something special is the Audi R8 V10. There is virtually nothing shared between the out going model and this new one. (This segment originally appeared on Motoring TV …
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Two-Minute Test Drive: 2015 Audi R8 LM
If there was one car that was tailor-made for the Two-Minute Test Drive it would be the Audi R8. So why has one never appeared on the segment? Well, Russ Bond claims he was waiting for "a very special" version of it. Transgressions aside, that special one has arrived: The …