Quattro GmbH (a private subsidiary of Audi AG)
Gen 1: Jun 2006 – Aug 2015, ~28,600 built; Gen 2: Aug 2015 – present;
Walter de Silva Frank Lamberty (2004)
Body and Chasis
2-door coupé, 2-door roadster
Longitudinal mid-engine, Quattro permanent all-wheel drive
Audi RSQ (Concept), Audi Le Mans quattro (Concept), Audi R8 TDI Le Mans (Concept), Lamborghini Gallardo Lamborghini Huracán (second-generation R8 from 2015)
4.2 L FSI V8, 2×DOHC, Odd firing 5.2 L FSI V10, 2×DOHC
6-speed manual, 6-speed R-Tronic, 7-speed S-Tronic
2,650 mm (104.3 in)
V8 Coupé: 4,431 mm (174.4 in), V10 Coupé: 4,435 mm (174.6 in), V10 Spyder: 4,434 mm (174.6 in)
V8 Coupé & V10 Spyder:1,904 mm (75.0 in), V10 Coupé: 1,930 mm (76.0 in)
V8 Coupé: 1,249 mm (49.2 in), V10 Coupé: 1,252 mm (49.3 in), V10 Spyder: 1,244 mm (49.0 in)
V8 Coupé: 1,560–1,565 kg(3,439–3,450 lb), V10 Coupé: 1,620–1,625 kg (3,571–3,583 lb), V10 Spyder: 1,720–1,725 kg (3,792–3,803 lb)
The Audi R8 (Typ 42) is a mid-engine, 2-seater supercar, which uses Audi’s trademark Quattro permanent all-wheel-drive system. It was introduced by the German automaker Audi AG in 2006.
The car is exclusively designed, developed, and manufactured by Audi AG’s high-performance private subsidiary company, Quattro GmbH, and is based on the Lamborghini Gallardo platform. The fundamental construction of the R8 is based on the Audi Space Frame and uses an aluminum monocoque which is built using space frame principles. The car is built by Quattro GmbH in a newly renovated factory at Audi’s ‘aluminum site’ at Neckarsulm in Germany.
In 2005, Audi announced that the name of the successful Audi R8 race car would be used for a new road car in 2007, the Audi R8, based on the Audi Le Mans Quattro concept car (designed by Frank Lamberty and Julian Hoenig), appearing at the 2003 International Geneva Motor Show, and 2003 Frankfurt International Motor Show. The R8 development program began in 2004, Lamberty’s design being approved and frozen for production. Production body prototypes began field testing in January 2006. The R8 road car was officially launched at the Paris Auto Show on 30 September 2006. There was some confusion with the name, which the car shares with the 24 Hours of Le Mans winningR8 Le Mans Prototype (LMP). 6-time 24 Hours of Le Mans winner Jacky Ickx described the R8 as “the best handling road car today”.
It is also the first production car with full-LED headlamps.
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