Archive for the ‘R8’ Category
Audi presents the R8 in September 2006, the first mid-engined sports car, which is approved as a production vehicle for the road. With the mounting position of the engine in the all-aluminum body a weight distribution of 44 to 56 percent between the front and rear axle shall be achieved. The prototype, from which the name R8 originates and with which Audi won at Le Mans five times, and the production car are however worlds apart.
Exactly this R8 Coupé, an already quite polarizing sports car of superlatives, has been subjected to an almost miraculous metamorphosis by the firm REGULA Tuning from Schwerte. A made of aramid (aromatic polyamide) body kit brings the R8 even closer to the perfect race machine with road approval. As with all products from the pen of REGULA tuning, unlimited robustness and absolute accuracy have the first priority. The use of raw materials with only the highest quality and permanent quality controls ensure the high standard of product flexibility with also an extremely smooth surface, which in turn helps to reduce the painting costs.
Due to the TÜV-certified quality management system, all REGULA-Tuning mounting parts have the TÜV-technical report and can therefore easily be registered with each examiner. The body kit costs 7,698 euros and is available for the presented here V10 version, as well as for the models V8 Spyder (from May 2010) and Coupé. The central air inlet and the two lateral “fellows” under the headlights look as if they want to absorb everything that faces them in their way…
But getting back to the feast for the eyes. Also, the wheel and tire combination could not be better chosen: 20 inch Oxigin wheels model Oxrock with a width of 8.5 inches at the front and 11 inches at the rear and tires of adequate size in the dimensions of 235/30 R20 at the front and 295/25 R20 at the rear.
The Audi R8 V10 has already significant 525 hp as the series performance. REGULA Tuning is now offering a chiptuning for 1.398 €, then there would be available a performance of 560 hp.
Every car in the 2011 Motor Trend Best Drivers Car competition was lapped around Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca by hot shoe Randy Pobst. Our next competitor, the 2012 Audi R8 GT.
On this episode of Ignition, Carlos Lago drives the 2012 Audi R8 5.2 FSI because… well, why not?
Audi’s 525 horsepower V-10-powered all-wheel drive coupe delivers the impressive performance numbers, stunning design and sheer driving pleasure that might make it the most complete super car on the road today.
The Bavarian mid-engine sports car is named after the Le Mans prototype Audi R8. It is produced by Quattro GmbH in Neckarsulm since 2006. The first study of a Le Mans Quattro dates back to 2003.
Racing one, motor sports service provider and event organizer from Rhineland, has helped an Audi R8 V10 – the stock version is certainly not insufficiently motorized – gaining a total of about 610 horse powers through discreet changes in hardware as well as systematic adjustment of the engine mapping. An exhaust system made of titanium, naturally flip-controlled by Akrapovic plays the role of communication with the outside world.
The running gear is equipped with 2-way MDS dampers from Bilstein Motorsport. In contrast, there are brake pads by Performance Friction Brakes in place, while the in-house brake cooling can be called a „borrowing” from the racing circuit. Bucket seats with 6-point belts, braces in the interior and a fire extinguisher are naturally included in this new version of Audi. The stickers of the racing one Audi R8 V10 were made at Cam Shaft Kempen, the green Porsche killer was resoled with semi-slicks. The rebuilding cost amounts to 26 000 euro.
It’s already known that the racing one is active in Motorsport. The team was significantly involved in the development of the Endurance Package for the Ferrari 458 Challenge which is why this car is also looked after by the professionals from Rhine in the current Long Distance Championship Nürburgring (VLN). The crew led by managing director Martin Kohlhaas also offers brand-independent vehicle preparation and driver trainings as well as organization for races and track days. Specialized car tunings for the race track are also made.
Many people dream of driving R8 with their own hands at least once in a lifetime. Racing one makes that possible as well! There is even a choice to be behind the steering wheel of the V10 on the race track or to just fulfill the dream as a passenger. The necessary R8 can be provided by racing one, whether with or without driver, both options are possible. Either way, another highlight is the data recording for later analysis via CAN bus as well as video recordings from two cameras that tape all that has happened.
On the home page of racing one there are some examples of event management listed under INDIVIDUAL. From gifts for individual customers to company incentives, (almost) everything is possible! By the way, Porsche or Ferrari can also be booked on special request.
Below you will find an overview of the planned event days.
Fascination V10 & R8 Co-PilotRide
Event location: Hockenheimring
– Sunday, May 20, 2012
– Monday, May 21, 2012
– Thursday, May 24, 2012
– Thursday, June 21, 2012
– Monday, June 25, 2012
– Sunday, October, 14 2012
Event location: Bilster Berg Drive Resort
– Sunday, September 09, 2012
– Saturday, September 15, 2012
– Sunday, September 16, 2012
Event location: EuroSpeedway Lausitz
– Sunday, May 27, 2012 (Pentecost)
– Friday, June15, 2012
– Friday, October 05, 2012
Event location: Nürburgring
– Friday, November 02, 2012
Exclusive: V10 Performance-Training
Event location: Bosch test track Boxberg
– Saturday, June 09, 2012
– Sunday. June,10, 2012
– Saturday, September 22, 2012
– Sunday, September 23, 2012
Audi has revealed the UK price list for the new R8 facelift. The entry-level version costs £91,575, while the new range-topping R8 V10 Plus will be £127,575 with the double-clutch gearbox included.
Te R8 range brings bucket seats and ceramic brakes as standard, along with additional carbon fiber panels, an optional matt paint, as well as a few extra ponies from that V10 5.2-liter hand built engine.
While the standard V10 pumps out 518 HP, the Plus version of the R8 comes with 543 HP, making it 0.1 seconds quicker in the 0-62 mph sprint. The R8 Plus also comes with 19″Y-spoke alloy wheels that were available for the limited-run R8 GT, along with exhaust pipe detailing and a darkened grille.
FULL PRICE LIST
|Engine||Bodystyle||PS||Transmission||Price (£) OTR|
|4.2 FSI (V8)||Coupe||430||manual||£91,575|
|4.2 FSI (V8)||Coupe||430||S tronic||£94,475|
|5.2 FSI (V10)||Coupe||525||manual||£112,675|
|5.2 FSI (V10)||Coupe||525||S tronic||£115,575|
|5.2 FSI (V10 plus)||Coupe||550||manual||£124,675|
|5.2 FSI (V10 plus)||Coupe||550||S tronic||£127,575|
|4.2 FSI (V8)||Spyder||430||manual||£100,225|
|4.2 FSI (V8)||Spyder||430||S tronic||£103,125|
|5.2 FSI (V10)||Spyder||525||manual||£121,325|
|5.2 FSI (V10)||Spyder||525||S tronic||£124,225|
Audi today announced 2012 R8 models created exclusively for the U.S. market. Building on the award-winning R8 V8 and R8 V10 Coupes, the Exclusive Selection Editions will arrive in limited volume later this month. Only twenty 2012 Exclusive Selection Edition R8 V8 vehicles and thirty 2012 Exclusive Selection Edition R8 V10 vehicles will be produced.
The 2012 Exclusive Selection Edition R8 V8 commands immediate attention with new exterior colors and stunning exclusive interior finishes. For the first time, Audi debuts a Daytona Gray matte exterior for the 2012 Exclusive Selection Edition R8 V8, complete with carbon fiber exterior splitter and diffuser, 19″ titanium five-arm double spoke wheels, black grille surround, black exhaust finishers, R8 GT tail lamps, and red brake calipers. Inside, the R8 V8 features an exclusive leather package with Crimson Red elements and contrast stitching, exclusive leather Navigation surround, and a thicker contoured leather multifunctional steering wheel for a sportier grip. The 2012 Exclusive Selection Edition R8 V8 is equipped with a 4.2-liter FSI® V8 which generates 430 hp at 7,900 rpm, with 316 lb-ft of torque at 4,500 – 6,000 rpm.
Carbon Fiber elements, Bang & Olufsen® Sound System and Navigation with the Audi Music Interface also add to the 2012 Exclusive Selection Edition V8.
The 2012 Exclusive Selection Edition R8 V10 comes with a shimmering Ibis white exterior and Brilliant Black features – including the sideblade, exterior mirrors, and rear license plate surround – as well as R8 GT tail lamps and 19″ bi-color e-tron wheels. Ibis finishes and Alabaster White contrast stitching, as well as a Carbon Fiber monoposto driver’s cockpit, completes the interior, which also features an exclusive leather Navigation surround and contoured steering wheel. The 2012 Exclusive Selection Edition R8 V10 is equipped with a 5.2-liter FSI V10, and produces 525 hp at 8,000 rpm with 391 lb-ft of torque at 6,500 rpm.
Either version can be paired with a six-speed manual transmission or an automatic R tronic® transmission. With Audi ultra lightweight technology and Audi quattro® all-wheel drive, the R8 boasts superior speed, performance and handling.
2012 Exclusive Selection Edition R8 V8 manual transmission $137,700
2012 Exclusive Selection Edition R8 V8 R tronic transmission $146,800
2012 Exclusive Selection Edition R8 V10 manual transmission $161,500
2012 Exclusive Selection Edition R8 V10 R tronic transmission $170,600
While most of the industry is busy with new debuts in Los Angeles, things aren’t slowing down one bit on the racing side of the business. In the past couple of days alone, Chevrolet has debuted a new Corvette Daytona Prototype, Dacia has launched a new ice-racing minivan, Mini has announced a new B-spec Cooper, and now Audi has released their latest customer sports racing car.
The R8 LMS Ultra picks up where its predecessor left off – and that’s quite a starting point: In just three years, the R8 LMS has won 115 races and 12 championships on racing circuits around the world. The improvements encompassed in the Ultra, however, promise to increase that number significantly.
Compared to the existing R8 LMS, the R8 LMS Ultra has lost some weight (thanks to carbon reinforced plastic doors), been made safer (thanks to new safety foam and racing bucket), gained a new transmission, had its cooling and breathing improved, its weight better balanced, its suspension and rolling stock beefed up and its aerodynamics optimized.
The same production-based 5.2-liter V10 carries over essentially unchanged, offering up to 570 horsepower depending on the regulators mandated by various racing series. The R8 LMS Ultra conforms to standard GT3 regulations, and can be yours for the low, low price of 329,900 euros ($445k USD) with deliveries beginning in March.