Last post on Jan 12, 2010 at 3:07 PM
You are in the Audi R8
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Audi R8, Coupe, Hatchback
#11 of 56 Re: Hmmm [esf]
Apr 06, 2006 (3:17 am)
That isn't even a real car yet, just a lot of drawings.
#12 of 56 Re: Hmmm [merc1]
Apr 11, 2006 (2:03 pm)
According to the latest issue of AutoWeek (April 10, 2006), there will be two engines. The base 4.2L engine is right out of the RS4: 420 hp. There will also be a V10 from the upcoming S8: 480hp. At least at first. Later, there is some indication of a twin-turbo V10 rated at around 610 hp. The first car is said to be capable of 0-60 at 4.2 and top speed of 180+. The car is rumored to be scheduled for the Paris Auto Show in September.
To the original question, yes - this will put it into the 911 S territory, maybe even the 911 Turbo and S3 territory. At least in a straight line. And in base trim, a price of around $100K will put it in the price range of all three, sort of.
If the question is referring to the kind of owner loyalty and devotion that Porsche enjoys, the answer is clearly "not a chance". Porsche owners have sacrificed marriages and more over their cars.
#13 of 56 Re: Hmmm [ayyate]
Jun 11, 2006 (1:37 pm)
I look forward to seeing the V10 with 550hp or so. That will be a stunner! I wonder how it will compare to the upcoming RS6 with a a minimum rating of 520 bhp. The new S6 was very impressive in a head to head competition with the M5 and E55 in the lastest issue of Automobile Magazine (The World's Best Sport Sedans). It was actually a winner in many ways, yet about 100bhp less than the others. One can only imagine how the RS6 and R8 will be like.
Jun 16, 2006 (3:42 am)
Host, can we get a name change to Audi R8 since we know the name of this car now?
#15 of 56 Re: Hmmm [ayyate]
Jun 16, 2006 (3:45 am)
Well the whole idea is to match the 911 in various trims.
This car is going to be a stunner for sure. I think we'll get the official pics sometime in August right before the unveiling in Sept. at the Paris Auto Show.
#16 of 56 Re: . [merc1]
by kirstie_h HOST
Jun 16, 2006 (8:31 am)
Thanks for the tip - done!
#17 of 56 The Audi R8 Has Arrived!
Sep 27, 2006 (8:33 pm)
The Baby has arrived! Awesome is an understatement!
Sep 27, 2006 (9:31 pm)
Indeed and it is a stunna:
Audi has incorporated the name and the genes of the five-time Le Mans winner, the Audi R8, into a spectacular sports car. Three years after the unveiling of the Audi Le Mans quattro concept car, the production version will be making its debut at the Paris Motor Show in the guise of the new Audi R8 mid-engined sports model. It is a fascinating driving machine and the sporty pinnacle of the Audi brand. The mid-mounted 420 bhp V8 FSI engine, quattro permanent four-wheel drive and Audi Space Frame aluminium body form the basis for truly outstanding driving dynamics. The Audi R8 will be available to order from 28 September 2006; first deliveries will be made in the first half of 2007.
#19 of 56 Re: R8 [merc1]
Sep 30, 2006 (8:50 pm)
Oct 11, 2006 (9:17 pm)
I've just become a convert to the Audi product line (and my 2007 A8L hasn't yet arrived!)...but I have been blown away by the company's microsite video of the R8. In addition to the upcoming choices of engines in future years, a recent issue of Motor Trend predicts a Spyder model for 2009 - which may be about when one of these cars could become available (IF one orders now)!