Audi R8 Coupe Leasing
Audi's Performance Sports Car
A four-wheel drive supercar from a proven and solid German carmaker, the Audi R8 is the company’s pièce de résistance - the most remarkable in the family line-up. The most recent updates to the R8 raise the car even further into the echelons of supercar standards, with a sharper design language and a new set of engine options, plus exquisite design and detail across the board.
Sporty, Supercar Design
The new R8 has developed somewhat since previous generations, with sharper looking bumpers in the front and rear, and larger exhaust pipes and slots above the front grille giving a knowing nod to Audi’s 1984 Sport Quattro B rally car. A new carbon anti-roll bar in the front of the car lightens the load - it’s 40 percent lighter than the old steel one - and inside the car has taken a turn for the sportily luxurious. New brown and silver colour schemes ooze refinement, and the execution of materials is masterful. Sitting inside the cabin, the driver is both comfortably at ease and held firm in a sports embrace. The digital dash does a good job of tidying up the details, and the far-off windscreen increases the sense of interior space.
Straight Forward Specs
There are three specification levels to choose from with the R8: the R8 base model and the Performance.
R8: all-LED lights come as standard on both models. The R8 base model has a bhp of 562, and is fitted out with a 12.3” digital instrument display. There’s compatibility for smartphones, various drive modes, and a digital parking system.
Performance: bhp comes in at 614, with a naturally-aspirated 5.2-litre V10 engine delivering 620 metric horsepower and 406 lb-ft torque across four wheels.
Supercar Like Performance
It was always a powerful car, but the latest evolution takes it up a notch. The R8 now boasts a roaring 8,700rpm V10 engine, and bhp increasing on both trim levels: the R8 is up from 533 to 562bhp, while the Performance takes a jump from 604 to 614bhp. That new carbon anti-roll bar takes a load off the car’s weight, and the steering has been recalibrated with an optional addition of variable-ratio Dynamic Steering. The car drives calmly at lower energy levels, but when teased gives just what the driver wants. Braking distance is reduced due to the new materials utilised for the Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tyres, and the optional adaptive suspension is at hand to smoothen the ride, should one want to.
- Standard engine size: 5.2-litre petrol
- 0-62mph: 3.20 seconds
- MPG: 23.9
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