Audi R8

5/5
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Verdict

The Audi R8 is an exceptional supercar which was launched on Irish roads during 2016. Before we go on, it's timely to say that this is the fastest production Audi ever. The new R8 thrills with power, control, and a touch of insanity. The first generation of R8 was the first step into this segment by Audi, and this second generation road-supercar is more thrilling.

Performance

There are two engine choices with the R8. Previously the choices on offer were a V8 and a V10. Audi has decided the 5.2 litre V10 models are more fun and now customers can choose either a V10 with a whopping 533bhp or a V10 Plus with an earth-shattering 602bhp. This car is super-fast and super cool. The V10 Plus engine, coupled with the seven-speed S-tronic gearbox will launch you from 0-100km/h in just 3.2 seconds.

Ride & Handling

Sharpness would probably be one of the keywords for the Audi R8. Everything is sharp and precise. While the steering is light, it does exactly as you ask with precision. Torque is delivered to each wheel when needed and corners are a breeze due to the excellent grip on offer from the vehicle.

Refinement

Well? How refined can a supercar really be. This is as refined as you would hope it to be. Every beautiful noise can be heard from the V10 engine. If you're looking for a silent cruiser, then go to a different section of this site. This car's refinement is in its solid build quality and excellent engineering.

Quality & Reliability

When dealing with performance cars like the Audi R8 it's vitally important that everything is of impeccable build quality. This car can achieve extraordinary speeds in a very short space of time. Thankfully Audi are known for their build quality and everything is as it should be. Considering you will be paying upward from €230,000 for one of these, you should expect the build to be 100%.

Safety & Security

It's not likely that the Audi R8 will ever sit a Euro NCAP test. Who would write-off one of these on purpose? The R8 comes with plenty of driver systems to keep the car in check. However, a lot of the safety of this car will be down to the driver not to drive it like a maniac. The carbon fibre of the vehicle is stronger than before and it has airbags to the front, side and roof.

Space & Practicality

This car is not about practicality. It's about arriving in style. Therefore, it does fulfil this segment for people who are interested in purchasing one. There are two seats to the front. That's about as practical as the interior gets. It should also get you to your destination in time!!

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Key Facts

Make

Audi

Model
R8
Variant
R8 CP V10 5.2FSI 540 Q S-T
Trim
V10
Car Category
Performance Cars
First Launched
2016
Engine (L)
5.2
Gearbox Type
Automatic
Gears
7 speed
Fuel type
Petrol
Body Type
Coupe
Price New
€231,500
CBG Expert Rating
5.0

Running Costs

Tax
€2350
Tax Band
G
L/100km Combined
16.9
Average km/L
5.9
Fuel Tank Capacity (L)
83
Fuel Tank Range
491 km
Cost of filling a tank
€109.06
Average Cost Per 200 km
€44.41
CO2 emmissions
272 g/km
CO2 emmissions standard
EU6

Performance

Brake Horsepower
540 bhp
Max Power kW
403
Displacement - CC (Engine)
5204
Engine Cylinders
10
Engine Position
Rear, longitudinal
Number of valves
4
Aspiration
Naturally
Top speed
318 (km/h)
Acceleration(0-100 km/h)
3.5 s
L/100km Urban
16.70 L
L/100km Extra Urban
8.40 L

Space & Practicality

Body Type
Coupe
Doors
2
Seats
2
Boot capacity
112 L
Automatic Parking
No
Bluetooth
Yes
Cruise Control
Yes
Folding Rear Seats
No
Front Cup Holders
Yes
Height Adjustable Seats
Electrically adjustable seat height
Parking Sensors
Parking System Plus
Power Steering
Electromechanical power steering
Rear Cup Holders
No
Reversing Camera
Available from €1112
USB Connectivity
Yes

Warranty

All Components
3 Year manufacturer's warranty
Engine, Gearbox and Drivetrain
3 Year manufacturer's warranty
Car Body
12 Year body protection warranty
Paintwork
3 Year paint warranty
Mileage
90000
Roadside Assistance
2 Year Roadside Assistance

Safety

Hill Hold Assist System
Electromechanical power steering

Interior Comfort

Air Conditioning
Yes

Dimensions

Boot capacity
112 L
Wheels
All wheel drive (4x4)
Tyre size front
245/35 R19 mm
Tyre size back
295/35 R19 mm
Rim size
8.5 J x 19; 11 J x 19 mm
Length
4426 mm
Width
1940 mm
Height
1240 mm
Wheel Base
2650 mm
Front Track (mm)
1240
Kerb weight
1670 KG
Max trailer Weight (Kg)
1895

Technical Information

Engine Configuration
V engine
Engine Type
Rear, longitudinal
Fuel Delivery
Direct injection
Front Suspension
Double wishbone
Rear Suspension
Double wishbone
Front Brakes
Ventilated discs
Rear Brakes
Ventilated discs
Steering
Steering rack
Power
540 bhp
2 Variants
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Coupe
€231,500
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 7 speed
  • Fuel Type Petrol
  • Tax €2350
  • Boot Capacity 112 L
  • Engine Size 5.2 L
  • Power 540 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 3.5 s
  • New Price €231,500
Coupe
€263,000
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 7 speed
  • Fuel Type Petrol
  • Tax €2350
  • Boot Capacity 112 L
  • Engine Size 5.2 L
  • Power 610 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 3.2 s
  • New Price €263,000