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Audi R8 Review

The Audi R8’s most recent release is the Spyder, which followed two years later from the coupe. This time around, the Spyder has two engines: a 5.2-litre V10 and a 4.2-litre V8. This model also features an abundant grip care of its Quattro four-wheel drive system, which enables excellent power and performance for the most part. Everyday usability is the prime draw of this model despite its more exotic look. At the same time, its unique look will have heads turning upon setting their eyes and getting behind the wheel of the Spyder. Read on to know how else the latest model fares on the road.

Pros

The Audi R8 Spyder boasts of a superior performance thanks to its engines: a 5.2-litre V10 and the 4.2-litre V8. The V10 engine is at 158bhp and at 530Nm of torque. It can sprint from standstill and into 62mph after 4.1 seconds and at a top speed of 194mph. More recent models shorten the sprint time at 3.8 seconds. The engine’s quick acceleration can be credited to how power is able to build from a low down and then gain strength as the revs rise. Full power is at 8,000 rpm and peak torque starts at 6,300 rpm. Expect to enjoy full throttle at 8,700rpm. 

The V8 engine does not require a supercharger or turbocharger to arrive at its peak power. But it does deliver good and reliable old-fashioned revs that go as much as 8,000rpm. It requires a little extra work but once it gets there, you’ll have no regrets cruising in this power. Mid-torque range is also available.

Ride and handling has been seriously improved on this vehicle. The large tyres are able to deliver steering resistance as you go into lower speeds. Aerodynamics also increase as you go faster, with the rear spoiler rising up to the airflow as the undertray sucks the rear downwards to the road. The Quattro four-wheel drive allows for large grip amounts and enables novice drivers with enough confidence.

They Spyder is fitted with all sorts of gadgets, with the standard kit including heated seats, sat-nav, Bluetooth, voice control, a stereo system with USB input, a leather interior, and heated seats. If you want to enhance your model, then the R8 Spyder can be included with optional accessories such as two solid paint finish choices at either pearl or crystal effects. Other equipment that can be included are the body colour seat backs, carbon fibre packages, and exterior alterations.

Cons

Space is limited in the Audi R8. Don’t expect to bring this car when you have to buy equipment and materials from the hardware store. It may be a practical car for daily use but so are other cars within its range. The boot found under the bonnet can fit a few overnight bags and a few grocery bags but that’s about it. You can fit enough luggage for two if you’ll be out for a weekend, but it will be a struggle trying to fit in everything you need for a week-long holiday.

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A History of the Audi R8

 The Audi R8 was developed and manufactured in 2006 as a two-seater sports car. Hinged on an Audi Space Frame construction, the vehicle employs an aluminium monocoque. The Audi R8’s very first model housed a 4.2 litre V8 engine that uses Fuel Stratified Injection. Then in 2008, a two-door Coupe design was released along with a high-technology suspension system, 4.2 litre gas power at 420 HP, and either manual or automatic six-speed transmission. Audi’s assurance of luxury was maintained with new features such as the suede and leather seats, auto climate control, and the 19-inch wheels. Some of the features that the A8 shares with the Lamborghini are its transmissions, V10 engine, chassis, floor plan, and door handle.

 

In 2010, the R8 upgraded with a 5.2 litre V10 at 525 HP. Other improvements covered the engine’s cooling system, the exhaust systems, suspension revisions, and the electronics’ ability for race-optimization. The next year introduced more specialized and specific production in the limit of 20 cars made a day. The two-seater version of this luxury car packed its power once again with the 5.2 litre engine, and also offers six-speed R-Tronic sequential automatic transmission. It continued to give luxury with its features such as climate control and even Bluetooth connectivity. By 2012 exclusive editions such as the R8 Coupe 4.2 FSI quattro and 5.2 FSI Quattro were released.

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