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2017 Audi R8

At a Glance

Pricing $162,900 - $189,900
Drive Types AWD
Engines 5.2l V10
Transmissions A7
Fuel Economy 14 (city), 22 (highway)

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Overview Information

Audi's mid-engine sports car, the R8, is available in both coupe and convertible (Spyder) forms. Power is provided to all four wheels by a 5.2L V10 engine. The quattro AWD system has a rear-wheel torque bias, but can send torque to the front wheels to improve traction.

What Changed:

The R8 was redesigned for 2017. A 540-bhp V10 engine is standard in the R8 V10. The R8 V10 plus has reduced weight and an additional 70 horsepower.

Official Word:

No model with the four rings is closer to motorsport, none is more striking and more dynamic: at the Geneva Motor Show, Audi is presenting the second generation of its high-performance R8 sports car. The V10 mid-engine and a newly developed quattro drive ensure breathtaking driving performance, especially in the top-of-the-range version with 449 kW (610 hp): achieving 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in just 3.2 seconds, its top speed is 330 km/h (205.1 mph)....Read.

Model/Trim/Package EL Engine MPG VjI Base Price
R8 V10 4 5.2l V10 (540-bhp) A7 AWD 14/22/18 79 $162,900
R8 V10 Plus 4 5.2l V10 (610-bhp) A7 AWD 14/22/18 80 $189,900

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