2014 Audi R8
The 2014 Audi R8 comes with the first substantial revision for the supercar since it was launched in 2007. The new R8 comes now with styling updates, the addition of V10 Plus model and with a new seven-speed dual-clutch sequential manual transmission. The new 2014 Audi R8 is a sleek, elegant and very fast two-seat sports car that also offers a comfortable cabin and a mid-mounted engine. The Audi R8 competes with Lamborghini Gallardo, Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, Ferrari 458 Porsche 911 and Aston Martin V8 Vantage.
The 2014 Audi R8 is a coupe exotic supercar, available in V8, V10 and V10 Plus trim levels. The R8 convertible (named Spyder) is considered a distinct model. The 2014 Audi R8 V8 comes standard with 19-inch wheels, cruise control, adaptive suspension, full LED lighting, heated seats, eight-way power adjustable seats, automatic climate control, heated side mirrors, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, Bluetooth connectivity and 7-speaker sound system with satellite radio and 6-Cd changer. The Convenience package adds parking sensors and a rearview camera. Power-folding mirrors, carbon-ceramic brakes, a navigation system, an iPod interface and a 12-speaker Bang&Olufsen audio system are also available as options.
The 2014 R8 V10 adds a V10 engine, a tuned suspension, premium leather upholstery and a navigation system. The R8 V10 Plus model adds a higher-output engine, the carbon-ceramic brakes and an upgraded adaptive suspension.
The 2014 Audi R8 V8 is powered by a 4.2-liter V8 engine. This engine produces 430 hp and 317 lb-ft of torque and it is mounted behind the passenger compartment. This engine is paired standard to a 6-speed manual transmission. A new 7-speed double-clutch automated manual transmission (named S tronic) with steering-wheel-mounted shift paddles is available as an option.
The R8 V10 is equipped with a 5.2-liter V10 engine that produces 525 hp and 381 lb-ft of torque. This engine can be coupled to either of the two transmission. The Audi R8 V10 Plus has same engine, but forced to produce 550 hp and 398 lb-ft of torque.
Standard safety features of the new 2014 Audi R8 include antilock brakes (ABS), stability control, traction control, knee airbags and seat-mounted side-impact airbags.
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