Audi R8 MK1
|2007 to 2014|
(a private subsidiary of Audi AG)
|Production||June 2007–present 54,600 built by August of 2014|
|Designer||Walter de Silva
Frank Lamberty (2004)
|Body and chassis|
|Body style||2-door coupé
quattro permanent all-wheel drive
Audi Le Mans quattro (Concept)
Audi R8 TDI Le Mans (Concept)
|Engine||4.2 L FSI V8, 2×DOHC
5.2 L FSI V10, 2×DOHC
|Wheelbase||2,650 mm (104.3 in)|
|Length||V8 Coupé: 4,431 mm (174.4 in),
V10 Coupé: 4,435 mm (174.6 in),
V10 Spyder: 4,434 mm (174.6 in)
|Width||V8 Coupé & V10 Spyder: 1,904 mm (75.0 in),
V10 Coupé: 1,930 mm (76.0 in)
|Height||V8 Coupé: 1,249 mm (49.2 in),
V10 Coupé: 1,252 mm (49.3 in),
V10 Spyder: 1,244 mm (49.0 in)
|Curb weight||V8 Coupé: 1,560–1,565 kg (3,439–3,450 lb),
V10 Coupé: 1,620–1,625 kg (3,571–3,583 lb),
V10 Spyder: 1,720–1,725 kg (3,792–3,803 lb)
The Audi R8 (Typ 42) is a mid-engine, 2-seater sports car, which uses Audi's trademark quattro permanent all-wheel drive system. It was introduced by the German automaker Audi AG in 2006.
The car was exclusively designed, developed, and manufactured by Audi AG's high performance private subsidiary company, quattro GmbH, and is based on the Lamborghini Gallardo platform. The fundamental construction of the R8 is based on the Audi Space Frame, and uses an aluminium monocoque which is built using space frame principles. The car is built by quattro GmbH in a newly renovated factory at Audi's 'aluminium site' at Neckarsulm in Germany.
In 2005, Audi announced that the name of the successful Audi R8 race car would be used for a new road car in 2007, the Audi R8, based on the Audi Le Mans quattro concept car (designed by Frank Lamberty and Julian Hoenig), appearing at the 2003 International Geneva Motor Show, and 2003 Frankfurt International Motor Show. The R8 development program began in 2004, Lamberty's design being approved and frozen for production. Production body prototypes began field testing in January 2006. The R8 road car was officially launched at the Paris Auto Show on 30 September 2006. There was some confusion with the name, which the car shares with the 24 Hours of Le Mans winning R8 Le Mans Prototype (LMP). 6-time 24 Hours of Le Mans winner Jacky Ickx described the R8 as "the best handling road car today".
The R8 also features a distinctive curved bar of LED daytime running lamps (DRLs) mounted inside the xenon HID headlamp casings.
The R8, like most mid- or rear-engine designed sports cars, utilises wider roadwheels and tyres on its rear axle. For the 18-inch alloy wheels (on standard summer tyres), there is just one range of sizes—the fronts are sized at 8.5J×18H2 ET42, whilst the rears are two inches wider at 10.5Jx18H2 ET50. With the 19-inch wheels (standard fit in most markets), the theme continues—the fronts are all 8.5J×19H2 ET42, and the rears are 11.0Jx19H2 ET50. 19-inch wheels for the winter tyre package have a ½" narrower rear compared to the summer tyre wheel package. There is also a corresponding difference in tyre sizes—18's are 235/40 ZR18 95Y XL (eXtra Load) in front and 285/35 ZR18 101Y XL at the rear. For the 19-inch tyres, two different options are available—all fronts are 235/35 ZR19 91Y, and the rears are either 295/30 ZR19 100Y XL or 305/30 ZR19 102Y XL. Standard factory supplied tyre makes offered are either Continental SportContact3 or Pirelli P-Zero Rosso.
Initial release Versions
R8 Coupé 4.2 FSI quattro (2006-)
The Audi R8 was initially equipped with a 4.2 litre V8 engine. Specifically, it is an all-aluminium alloy 32-valve (four valves per cylinder) petrol engine, utilising Fuel Stratified Injection (FSI), and has a displacement of 4,163 cubic centimetres (254.0 cu in). It develops a motive power output of 420 metric horsepower (309 kW; 414 bhp) (Directive 80/1269/EEC), and generates 430 newton metres (317 lbf·ft) of torque, on 98 RON 'Super Unleaded' petrol. It is basically the same engine used in the Audi B7 RS4, but is modified to use a dry sump lubrication system. This V8 is a highly reworked, high-revving variant of the existing 4.2 litre V8, but includes cylinder-direct fuel injection (Fuel Stratified Injection), and four valves per cylinder, instead of five (as used on the previous non-FSI variants). It also uses two chain-driven double overhead camshafts (DOHC) per cylinder bank, and utilises variable valve timing for both inlet and exhaust camshafts. The 4 wheel drive system is biased towards the rear; it sends 30% of its power to the front wheels and 70% to the rear.
R8 Spyder 4.2 FSI quattro (2011-)
On July 1, 2011 Autocar reported that Audi has added the 4.2 FSI V8 engine to the R8 Spyder range. The 434 PS (319 kW; 428 bhp) (up 14 bhp on coupé), 430 newton metres (317 lbf·ft) unit now completes the R8 Spyder range alongside the launch V10 powerplant. It has a 0-62 mph (0–100 km/h) time of 4.8sec and will go on to reach a top speed of 185 mph (299 km/h). The engine is available with Audi's R tronic sequential manual gearbox. Like the V10 model, the V8 Spyder features an aluminium spaceframe with carbon composites and an automatic retractable folding cloth roof.
R8 Coupé 5.2 FSI quattro (2008-)
Audi AG unveiled the Audi R8 V10 on 9 December 2008. It uses a 5.2 litre FSI engine, based on the unit in the Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 (which in turn was based on the 5.2 FSI V10 as used in the Audi C6 S6 and Audi D3 S8), but is re-tuned to produce a power output of 532 metric horsepower (391 kW; 525 bhp), and generate 530 newton metres (391 lbf·ft) of torque. Compared to the V8 variant, the R8 V10's performance numbers are enhanced. Audi states the new 0 to 100 kilometres per hour (0.0 to 62.1 mph) time as only 3.9 seconds, 60 to 124 miles per hour (97 to 200 km/h) in 8.1 seconds, and a top speed of 316 kilometres per hour (196.4 mph). Other changes to the V10 version of the R8 include some aesthetic differences: such as all-LED headlights (a world-first), interior enhancements such as Bang & Olufsen 465 watt sound system, and a more aggressive body styling, larger rear brakes and different roadwheels.
R8 Spyder 5.2 FSI quattro (2009-)
Although it was rumoured by the automotive press since the announcement of the production R8 in 2006, it was only in August 2008 that spy shots of a convertible R8 "Spider" from filming scenes of the movie Iron Man 2 were published online. The photos showed a clearly visible "soft-top" roof, and the distinctive sideblade had been removed.The vehicle was formally unveiled at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show. Compared with the coupé model, the convertible will have extra chassis support, a pair of roll-over safety bars, as well as minor changes such as the location of the fuel filler. It will be powered by a 5.2 FSI V10 engine.
Audi R8 FSI QUATTRO SPYDER side view
Audi R8 V12 TDI concept (2008)
This is a concept vehicle version of R8 Coupé with 5,934 cc (5.934 L; 362.1 cu in) V12 twin turbo Diesel engine rated 500 PS (368 kW; 493 hp) and 1,000 N·m (738 lb·ft)@1750-3000rpm with Euro 6 emissions standard compliance via oxidizing catalyst and particulate filter, matt Grace Silver body colour, 6-speed manual transmission with small-diameter double-plate clutch, quattro permanent all-wheel drive, starting ratio of 40:60.
The vehicle was unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show in 2008.
Audi R8 TDI Le Mans (2008)
It is a version of Audi R8 V12 TDI concept with Brilliant Red body colour, rhombus-pattern cover on the air inlets and outlets, continuous aluminum spoiler lip, glass roof of the passenger compartment with two large transparent sections, glazed engine compartment behind seats, NACA duct in the middle of the roof, optional carbon fiber engine liner, LED headlights with color temperature of 6,000 Kelvin, 365 mm (14.37 in) three-spoke flat bottom diecast magnesium core sport steering wheel upholstered in Valcona leather, larger aluminum applications at around the center console, 24-piston (total) brake calipers (red six-piston monobloc aluminum front calipers, fixed rear calipers), ventilated carbon fiber reinforced silicon carbide ceramic brake discs.
The vehicle was unveiled in 2008 Geneva Motor Show.
The development of R8 TDI vehicles was cancelled, citing the cost of re-engineering the petrol R8 to accommodate the massive twin-turbocharged diesel engine is simply too great, and that it would be unable to recoup its investment through sales alone.
R8 LMS (2009-)
For 2009, Audi announced the production of an R8 LMS racing car, designed for the GT3 rules in the FIA GT3 European Championship and various national racing series. Known within Audi Sport as the 'R16', the R8 LMS features a 500 PS (368 kW; 493 bhp) V10 engine. Because the GT3 regulations prohibit the use of four-wheel drive, Audi had to drop its 'trademark' quattro four-wheel drive system, and the R8 LMS is only available with the typical rear-wheel drive setup. The torque is transmitted via a newly developed six-speed sequential sports gearbox. The car was manufactured by Audi Sport, quattro GmbH, and Audi Hungaria Motor Kft. (Györ).
The first test races in various European racing series was scheduled for the 2009 season. Delivery to the customers was planned from the autumn of this coming year. The R8 LMS GT3 was reported to cost $350,000USD. European model was sold for €262,000 (VAT included).
R8 e-tron concept (2009)
The all-electric Audi e-tron concept car was unveiled at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show, followed by 2009 LA Auto Show (in orange body colour), and at the 2010 24 Hours of Le Mans.
The Audi e-tron is a version of the R8 Coupé with a slightly smaller body, four electric motors rated 317 PS (233 kW; 313 bhp) and 4,500 newton metres (3,319 lbf·ft) of torque. However the proposed torque rating is the torque measured at the wheels, not at the output shaft — as is the industry standard, the true torque rating being around 678 newton metres (500 lbf·ft). Other features include 42.4 kilowatt hours lithium-ion battery, needs-based energy management system, LED technology used for all lighting units, independent cooling system for each axle, doors, covers, sidewalls and roof in fiber-reinforced plastic; 3-mode flush gear selector (forward, reverse and neutral), instrument cluster with fold-out central display with integrated MMI functions, climate control unit located to the right above the steering wheel, racing-inspired lightweight bucket seats, snow white and cognac interior colours, heat pump, climate control system, triangular double wishbones at the front axle and trapezoidal wishbones made of forged aluminum components at the rear axle, direct rack-and-pinion steering with speed-sensitive electromechanical steering boost, 235/35R19 front and 295/30R19 rear tires with a new blade design, prototype of an information processing system (car-to-x communication).
R8 e-tron prototype (2011)
Audi originally announced the first e-tron model to be built by quattro GmbH at Neckarsulm, with a small production series beginning in late 2012. The R8 e-tron prototype was unveiled at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show.
The prototype is based on the R8 and follows closely the original concept, with a shape reminiscent of existing V8 and V10 petrol-powered versions. Audi claims the production version of the R8 e-tron will be capable of a 0–100 km/h (62 mph) time of around 4.8 seconds, making it only 0.2 seconds slower than the R8 V8. Initial plans call for its top speed to be limited to 124 mph (200 km/h) to protect the charge of the battery. It is planned for launch in early 2012. Along with the R8 e-tron, Audi is also considering small-scale production of a smaller and lighter zero-emission sportscar based on the second e-tron concept displayed at the 2010 Detroit Motor Show.
In 2010 Audi began a development program with the objective to manufacture a limited edition of the R8 e-tron. On June 26, 2012, one of the earliest R8 e-tron prototypes set a new electric car lap record at the Nürburgring racetrack with a time of 8:09.099.
After developing 10 prototypes for research and development purposes, in May 2013 Audi decided to put on hold the production of the electric car due to its limited all-electric range as battery technology did not advanced as fast as Audi had expected, making the R8 e-tron unviable for series production.
In March 2014 Audi revised its decision and announced it will build the R8 e-tron upon customer request. The carmaker explained that their latest development work resulted in an increased range from 215 km (134 mi) to approximately 450 km (280 mi). The limited production R8 e-tron will be based on the R8 new-generation platform shared with the Lamborghini Huracan.
R8 LMS Evolution (2010)
Changes to the 2009 R8 LMS include the improvement of the engine cooling system capacity, suspension revisions, race-optimised electronics and exhaust systems, and a 6-speed transmission that can be inspected through an opening in the housing without the need to dismantle the entire assembly. Previous vehicles could be upgraded via an update kit.
The final version of the vehicle was sold for €298,000 (£267,000 in UK), with the first delivery went to American-owned United Autosports team from Yorkshire in England.
R8 GT (2010–2013)
It was to be a limited production of 333 units world wide, 35 UK, 90 USA (however only 19 cars were ever manufactured) this rare version of R8 Coupé 5.2 FSI quattro with curb weight reduced by 100 kg (220 lb) to 1,525 kg (3,362 lb), increased engine power to 560 PS (412 kW; 552 bhp) (367 PS (270 kW; 362 bhp) per ton). Because of these changes the R8 GT has a top speed of 199 mph (320 km/h) and goes from 0–100 km/h in 3.6 seconds, 0.3 faster than the R8 V10. The car also features some visual changes including red brake caliper covers, a fixed rear wing, front bumper mounted winglets and GT badges replacing the V10 ones.
R8 GT Spyder
It is a limited (333 units, 50 in USA) production vehicle that combines the improvements in R8 GT with a convertible body. The German model went on sale for base price of €207,800.
The vehicle was unveiled in 2011 at Le Mans.
US model went on sale as 2012 Model Year vehicle, with delivery beginning in February 2012.
R8 V8 Limited Edition (2011-)
It is a limited (100 units) version of R8 Coupé 4.2 FSI quattro for the UK market, commemorating the tenth victory for Audi in 24 Hours of Le Mans marathon race. It included titanium body colour option (no-cost optional metallic and pearl effect paint options, Titanium Metallic at cost), titanium finish 19-inch '5-arm double-spoke Y design' alloy wheels (from R8 GT Coupe), red brake callipers, satellite navigation, the Audi Music Interface (AMI), an interior light package, a premium Bang and Olufsen sound system, mobile phone preparation via a Bluetooth interface with integrated seat-belt microphones, Audi magnetic ride adaptive suspension system, Black Fine Nappa Leather-upholstered seats and headrests with crimson red accents and red contrast stitching, red stitching on leather-covered multi-function steering wheel and instrument cowl, crimson red leather upholstery on monoposto, knee pads and passenger door handle in red leather, floor mats have a red surround and feature the R8 logo in silver, stainless steel pedals and illuminated door sills with bright aluminium inserts carrying the R8 logo, optional Carbon Package (carbon sigma sideblades, door mirrors, monoposto, inlays and door sill trims, illuminated engine bay), bespoke R8 Driving Experience at Silverstone Circuit.
The vehicle was available to order from July 2011, with UK deliveries began in October.
R8 Grand-Am (2012-)
As part of NASCAR's embracing of GT3 in their Grand American Road Racing Association Rolex Series races, GT3 cars are permitted to run with slight restrictions as the "national" GT3 in the United States. This version (Grand-Am) features an engine with its power reduced from 470 PS (346 kW; 464 bhp) to 450 PS (331 kW; 444 bhp) via air restrictor and the engine electronics, a reduced fuel tank capacity of 83.3 litres, three-part rims for wheels and suspension, and deactivated anti-lock system and traction control (NASCAR/Grand-Am does not permit either traction control nor anti-lock brakes). Additional changes include loss of aerodynamic grip via smaller front splitter and rear diffuser, stiffer roll cages, an Earnhardt bar (anti-intrusion bars on the windscreen), and side window nets on both sides, both of which are required in the Rolex Series. As is the rule, a specification Continental tyre is used. Compared to the Audi R8 LMS ultra, the R8 Grand AM has lower down force.
This model made debut in 50th Daytona 24 Hours in January 2012.
Audi R8 Limited Edition (2012?-)
It is a limited (30 units) version of R8 Coupé 5.2 FSI quattro for China market. It included Nordic gold body colour, front and rear air intakes/outlets and lightweight tailpipes are in matt black, front and rear slats and rear bumper (partially) in matt titanium grey; front spoiler, flics, sideblades, exterior mirrors, fixed rear wing, enlarged diffuser in carbon matt; radiator grille in matt black; radiator grille surround and bars in matt titanium grey, 19" wheels in 5 twin-spoke “Y” design in titanium look, aluminum gear knob with limited edition number from 1 up to 99 without number 4, 14 and 24; sports bucket seats in black Alcantara with contrasting stitching and piping in trim colour, headlining in Alcantara with contrasting stitching, knee pad in shark skin black with contrast stitching, centre console inlays and door trim inserts in body colour, monoposto and door pulls use inlays in carbon matt, doors and centre console are in body colour, instrument cluster with black dials and R8 emblem, door sill trims with aluminium insert and R8 logo, R tronic transmission.
R8 LMS ultra (2012–)
It is a version of Audi R8 LMS with CFRP (carbon fiber reinforced plastic) doors with high-energy absorbing new crash foams, new PS1 safety seat developed by Audi, updated transmission provides additional reserves on long-distance runs, increased engine power to 570 PS (419 kW; 562 bhp) (depending on restrictor regulations) with higher torque at lower engine speeds, a larger engine oil cooler and transmission fluid cooler, relocated steering hydraulics oil cooler to the vehicle's midsection, enlarged air vents, improved air flow to radiator and interior, front 12-inch wheels with Michelin 30-65/18 tires, optimized brake cooling at the front wheels, uniball joints transverse control arm mounts, weight-reduced compression and rebound-adjustable gas dampers from Bilstein, wider front hood with louvers, new wider rear wing with larger end plates, new front plate with optimized diffusion under the front end. Previous vehicles could be upgraded via an update kit.
R8 Exclusive Selection Editions (2012)
They are limited versions of 2012 R8 Coupé 4.2 FSI quattro (20 units) and 2012 R8 Coupé 5.2 FSI quattro (30 units) for the US market.
2012 Exclusive Selection Edition R8 V8 includes Daytona Gray matte body colour, carbon fiber exterior splitter and diffuser, 19-inch titanium five-arm double spoke wheels, black grille surround, black exhaust finishers, R8 GT tail lamps, red brake calipers, exclusive leather package with Crimson Red elements and contrast stitching, exclusive leather Navigation surround, a thicker contoured leather multifunctional steering wheel, Carbon Fiber elements, Bang & Olufsen Sound System and Navigation with the Audi Music Interface.
2012 Exclusive Selection Edition R8 V10 includes Ibis white exterior and Brilliant Black features (sideblade, exterior mirrors, rear license plate surround), R8 GT tail lamps, 19-inch bi-color e-tron wheels, Ibis interior upholstery with Alabaster White contrast stitching, Carbon Fiber monoposto driver's cockpit, exclusive leather Navigation surround and contoured steering wheel.
Audi R8 China Edition (2012-)
A limited edition (80 units) of R8 Coupé 5.2 FSI quattro was built for the China market. It included a choice of two body colors (Malibu blue body with Suzuka grey rocker panel side blades, or Suzuka grey body with Malibu blue side blades), 19-inch high-gloss black wheel hubs in a five twin-spoke "Y" design, fixed spoiler in carbon matte, shark skin upholstery with colored stitching, handbrake and steering wheel wrapped in Alcantara, instrument shield in carbon matte, aluminum gear knob engraved with characters "R8 专享" and the serial numbers had any "4" removed (considered an unlucky number in China), seat heating function, and R tronic transmission.
2012 update (Facelift)
Facelift 2014 Audi-R8 side view
- New single-frame grille with the beveled upper corners is painted high-gloss black, with horizontal chrome inserts adorning the struts on the V10 variants
- New bumper with the air inlets bearing three crossbars each (optional front splitter in carbon fiber reinforced plastic)
- LED headlights are now standard on all variants of the Audi R8
- Vent louvers next to the rear window have an aluminum look on the R8 V10 Coupé (matt black on the R8 V8 Coupé)
- 7-speed S tronic replacing R-tronic transmission (S tronic standard on all V10 engine models)
- Audi magnetic ride adaptive damping is standard on the R8 V10 and optional for the V8 variants; it offers a normal mode and a sports mode
- V8 engine versions have the standard wheel dimensions of 8.5 J x 18 at the front and 10.5 J x 18 at the rear, with tire sizes 235/40 and 285/35. On the V10 versions Audi mounts 19-inch wheels of widths 8.5 and 11 inches; the tires come in the sizes 235/35 and 295/30 respectively.
- electrically adjustable sports seats are optional on the V8 engine versions and standard on the V10 variants (R8 Spyder seats include a special pigmentation reduces heating from direct sunlight)
- center console and the handbrake lever are covered with leather, adorned by delicate seams; in the V10 models the molding around the standard navigation system plus is also leather-covered.
- R8 V10 and the R8 V10 plus come with the navigation system plus and the Bang & Olufsen Sound System as standard on-board features
R8 V10 plus (available only as a coupé) includes:
- front splitter in carbon fiber reinforced plastic
- housings of the outside mirrors and the side blades, the lateral air inlets made from CFRP
- standard vent louvers next to the rear window in matt black
- LEDs illuminate the engine compartment with a partial CFRP lining for the engine compartment
- standard diffusor in CFRP
- tailpipe trim sections in black
- matt effect body colour option
- 1,570 kg (3,461.26 lb) curb? weight
- V10 engine rated 550 PS (405 kW; 542 bhp)@?rpm and 540 N·m (398.28 lb·ft)@6500rpm
- tuned shock absorbers and camber values at the front axle
- Optional wheels in black gloss
- standard bucket seats with prominent side sections
- upholstery inlays in Carbon Sigma
Other options for all R8 variants include a high-beam assistant, a stowage package, various travel case sets, a cell phone preparation, with belt microphone and voice control, and the parking system plus with reversing camera.
European models were delivered at the end of 2012. Early models include R8 V8 (Coupé/Spyder), R8 V10 (Coupé/Spyder), R8 V10 plus (Coupé).
UK models went on sale as 2013 model year vehicles. The sales began in August 2012, with deliveries began in early 2013.
US models went on sale in 2013-04-11 as 2014 model year vehicles. Early models include R8 V8 (Coupé/Spyder), R8 V10 (Coupé/Spyder), R8 V10 plus (Coupé.
Japan models went on sale in August 2013. Early models include R8 V8 (Coupé), R8 V10 (Coupé/Spyder).
The vehicle was unveiled in 2013 Geneva Motor Show, followed by 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show.
It is an electric car version of R8 Coupé designed by AUDI AG and Audi Electronics Venture, with Robert Bosch GmbH, Bosch Engineering GmbH and 3 institutes at the RWTH Aachen University (Institute of Automotive Engineering (ika), Institute for Power Electronics and Electrical Drives (ISEA), Institute of Electrical Machines (IEM)). It includes two separate blocks of 200-macrocell battery with total 38 kWh charge, front axle synchronous motor and rear axle asynchronous motors rated 204 PS (150 kW; 201 hp) and 550 N·m (405.66 lb·ft), a DC/DC converter, heat pump, user-programmable instrument cluster. The car's basic drive functions – Park, Reverse, Neutral and Drive – are performed by operating buttons on the center tunnel. All other operations are controlled via a tablet computer that can be removed from the center console.
R8 e-tron prototype
It is a rear wheel drive electric car version of R8 Coupé. It includes two permanent magnet synchronous motors at the rear axle rated 381 PS (280 kW; 376 hp) and 820 N·m (604.80 lb·ft) (total), torque vectoring, electric single-wheel anti-slip regulation, Multimaterial Space Frame chassis with increased use of carbon-fiber reinforced plastic over R8 GT, springs made from fiberglass-reinforced polymer, wheel hubs made of forged titanium, anti-roll bar boasts made in hybrid aluminum and carbon fiber, 19-inch wheels with friction-optimized 225-35 series tires, 48.6 kWh lithium-ion battery beneath the passenger cabin as structural element, Crescendo Red Metallic body colour, fine chrome horizontal struts on the grille, e-tron-specific LED headlamp design, diffuser at the rear, 7-inch MMI displays, 6.7-inch Active Matrix Organic Light Emitting Diode (AMOLED) optic rear-view mirror system, leather and Alcantara upholstery, e-sound artificial engine noise emitting from a speaker system mounted in the underbody that is audible outside the car at speeds under 60 km/h (37 mph).
Audi R8 LMS GT Daytona class car (2014-)
It is a version of Audi R8 LMS ultra GT3 race car for the GT Daytona class of United SportsCar Championship, which include the 5.2-liter V10 FSI engine of the Audi R8 LMS.
Audi R8 LMX (2014-)
It is a limited (99 units) version of Audi R8 V10 5.2 FSI quattro Coupé with LED and laser high beams module from Audi R18 e‑tron quattro with four 450 nanometer 5,500 Kelvin laser diodes per module, increase engine power to 570 PS (419 kW; 562 hp) and 540 N·m (398.28 lb·ft), 7-speed S-Tronic transmission, carbon‑fiber ceramic brake discs (Template:380 front), red anodized brake calipers, 19‑inch wheels with 235/35 R 19 front and 305/30 R 19 rear tires, exclusive Ara Blue body colour, a fixed rear spoiler, matt carbon fiber‑reinforced polymer front spoiler lip, side flics, engine compartment cover, exterior mirror housings, sideblades, rear wing and the diffuser; singleframe grille, front air inlet grilles, rear outlet grille finished in titanium gray; sport exhaust system with high-gloss black tailpipes, black interior with blue accents, folding bucket seats upholstered in Fine Nappa leather with Sepang Blue diamond pattern, backrest covers in Ara Blue, Sepang Blue stitching at parking brake lever, center tunnel console, steering wheel and the instrument cowl; black Alcantara headlining, black Fine Nappa leather door trim, center tunnel console, parking brake lever, inlays in the doors, arc around the cockpit in matte carbon; illuminated aluminum inlays integrated into the CFRP door sill trims, selector lever for the S tronic and knee pads upholstered in Fine Nappa leather, floor mats with black piping and Sepang Blue stitching.