Audi R8 5.2 FSI qu plus S tronic Review
Tony Stark's ride

Story and Photos by Benjamin G. Kline
26 Oct 2013
 

Introduction

Audi’s flagship supercar burst onto the scene back in 2006 at the Paris Motor Show. At the time, the supercar was more than just a new model for the company. It was a statement. One that proved to the international community that Audi had the technological expertise and experience to build a modern day supercar that could rival the best in the industry.

Despite its age, the basic architecture of the car hasn’t changed even with this latest iteration. Built around Audi’s patented Aluminum Space Frame that weighs in at just 210 kilos, the car is able to maintain a kerb weight of just 1,570 kilos.

While this latest V10 Plus edition hasn’t seen any major changes under the skin, the ‘Plus’ in Audi speak means the boys at Ingolstadt have taken a fine tooth comb through their flagship supercar and have made this the ultimate evolution of the current R8 before a new generation takes over. 


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Engine

Engine Capacity 5204cc
Engine Type V 10
Compression Ratio 12.5:1
Bore x Stroke (84.5 x 92.8)mm
Power 550bhp @ 8000rpm
Torque 540Nm @ 6500rpm
Power to Weight 344.8 bhp per ton

Performance

Acceleration 3.5s (0-100 km/h)
Top Speed 317 km/h
Fuel Consumption (combined) 7.6 km/L
Drag Coefficient 0.360

Misc Technical Data

Transmission 7 -speed S tronic
Drive Type M4
Steering Hydraulic

Measurements

Body Type Supercar
Dimension
(L x W x H)
(4440 x 1929 x 1252) mm
Wheelbase 2650 mm
Kerb Weight 1595 kg
Boot Capacity 100 L
Fuel Tank Capacity 75 L

Brakes

Brakes (Front) Ventilated Discs
Brakes (Rear) Ventilated Discs