2013 Audi R8 UK Price
The new Audi R8 with its new looks and upgraded details will soon hit UK market starting from just above 90 grand.
It also gets a new transmission. The ultra-rapid transmission is just one highlight of the 2013 Model Year R8 range, which also now features new design detailing and all-LED lighting across the board, equipment upgrades for most models and a new, even more powerful and focused version of the V10 Coupé – the 550PS V10 plus. Styling-wise, all-LED headlights and rear indicators with innovative sweeping function standard across the range – equipment upgrades for most models.
There is a new range topping model called Audi R8 V10 plus with 550 hp and tweaked body parts. Pricing for the new range starts from £91,575 and goes up to £127,575.
Details and price list:
Quicker and cleaner
With the benefit of S tronic the hand built, naturally aspirated eight and ten cylinder FSI petrol engines are given even more opportunity to show their mettle. The integration of the new 7-speed S tronic transmission has not only reduced CO2 emissions by up to 22 grams/km, but in V8 and V10 Coupé and V10 Spyder versions it has also improved the acceleration time from rest to 62mph by three-tenths of a second compared with R tronic-equipped equivalents. Both engines are compact, comparatively lightweight and feature motorsport-derived dry-sump lubrication which allows for low positioning and therefore a lower centre of gravity for optimum handling.
The 4.2-litre V8 FSI engine produces 430PS at 7,900 rpm, and peak torque of 430 Nm between 4,500 and 6,000 rpm. The unit powers the R8 Coupé with S tronic transmission from rest to 62mph in 4.3 seconds and on to a top speed of 186mph (with manual transmission: 4.6 seconds and 187mph). The R8 V8 Spyder in manual and S tronic forms takes care of the sprint in 4.5 and 4.8 seconds respectively, and in both cases can reach a top speed of 186mph. According to the combined cycle test the V8 Coupé with new S tronic transmission can return up to 22.8mpg.
The V10 engine provides 530 Nm of torque at 6,500 rpm, and peak power of 525PS available at 8,000 rpm. With S tronic transmission the V10 Coupé can accelerate from zero to 62mph in 3.6 seconds and reach a top speed of 195mph. With manual transmission the values are 3.9 seconds and 196mph. The R8 V10 Spyder with S tronic completes the standard sprint in 3.8 seconds and has a top speed of 193mph (with manual transmission: 4.1 seconds and 194mph). Combined economy in the V10 Coupé with S tronic stands at 21.6mpg.
550PS R8 V10 plus
The new flagship of the range is the Audi R8 V10 plus. Developing 550PS and maximum torque of 540 Nm at 6,500 rpm, this coupé-only version catapults from rest to 62mph in 3.5 seconds and achieves a top speed of 197mph when linked to S tronic transmission; Combined fuel economy is 21.9mpg. With manual transmission, the acceleration time lengthens slightly to 3.8 seconds, top speed also increases to 198mph and combined fuel economy tops out at 19.0mpg
The chassis of the high-performance sports car employs technologies derived from motorsport. Double wishbones forged from aluminium guide all four wheels, and in the R8 V10 plus the springs, shock absorbers and front suspension geometry have been specially tuned and adapted. Audi magnetic ride adaptive damping is standard for the R8 V10 and optional for the V8 variants; it offers a normal mode and a sports mode. The power steering delivers super-sensitive feedback, with ultra-direct gear ratios.
In the UK, V8 versions of the 2013 Model Year R8 will feature 19-inch five-arm double-spoke wheels with 235/35 tyres at the front and 295/30 tyres at the rear. ‘Standard’ V10 models will be equipped with 19-inch ten-spoke Y design wheels with tyres of the same specification. The R8 V10 plus will differentiate itself further through an exclusive 19-inch five-arm double-spoke wheel design. Optional wheels with a high gloss or titanium look will also be available, with an exclusive black gloss finish offered for the V10 plus.
|R8 2013 MY|
|4.2 FSI (V8)||Coupe||430||manual||332||19.9||£91,575|
|4.2 FSI (V8)||Coupe||430||S tronic||289||22.8||£94,475|
|5.2 FSI (V10)||Coupe||525||manual||346||19.0||£112,675|
|5.2 FSI (V10)||Coupe||525||S tronic||305||21.6||£115,575|
|5.2 FSI (V10 plus)||Coupe||550||manual||346||19.0||£124,675|
|5.2 FSI (V10 plus)||Coupe||550||S tronic||299||21.9||£127,575|
|4.2 FSI (V8)||Spyder||430||manual||337||19.6||£100,225|
|4.2 FSI (V8)||Spyder||430||S tronic||294||22.4||£103,125|
|5.2 FSI (V10)||Spyder||525||manual||349||19.0||£121,325|
|5.2 FSI (V10)||Spyder||525||S tronic||310||21.9||£124,225|
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