2011 AUDI R8

The 2011 Audi R8 is unlike anything else in the Audi portfolio. With hand assembly of approximately 20 cars a day, only the best and most experienced workers are chosen for series production.
A wide, low stance is derived directly from the Audi motorsports program and helps to provide the Audi R8 with its world-class handling. Unique sideblade wind deflectors on the R8 Coupe straddle the machine’s haunches in subtly exotic tones, while the R8 Spyder features classic air intakes behind the doors. The design allows for a near perfect weight balance, with 56 percent of the weight over the rear tires in the Coupe.
Audi R8 delivers the option of a 4.2 FSI V8 engine or an even more powerful 5.2 FSI V10. The R8 Coupe 4.2 FSI engine produces 420 hp and 317 lb.-ft. of torque. The R8 4.2 FSI is able to reach 60 mph from a standstill in just 4.4 seconds, powering on to a top speed of 187 mph.
Those who demand the absolute highest level of power output may fit their R8 Coupes with the same 5.2 FSI V10 engine that produces a thrilling 525 hp and 391 lb.-ft. of torque.
For drivers who demand a classic sports car experience, a smooth-shifting six-speed manual gearbox is available. With a short throw and perfectly chosen gear ratios, the six-speed manual transmission is built to withstand power from either engine while still delivering the finesse that discerning sports car drivers demand.
The Audi R8 line also is available with one of the most technologically advanced gearboxes available today — the R tronic six-speed transmission.
Base model estimated mpg: 13/21
Estimated starting price: $114,200
Compiled by Motor Matters

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