Tuesday, February 3, 2009

All-New 2009 Audi R8 V10

Audi of America is pleased to announce that the Audi R8 5.2 FSI quattro models are available for order. Audi continues to reinforce its leading position in the high-performance sports car segment – in the R8 5.2 FSI quattro it is rolling out the new top-of-the-line model of the R8 model series, which was developed by its high-performance division, quattro GmbH. Its ten-cylinder engine develops 525 hp, which is capable of delivering breathtaking performance. Audi technologies such as quattro permanent all-wheel drive, the lightweight aluminum body and the innovative all-LED lights propel the new top
Audi model to the top of its competitive field.

Technical Highlights:
 5.2 FSI direct injected engine
o Same high-revving V10 engine found in the GT3 R8 race car
o 525 hp @ 8000 rpm
o 391 lb-ft @ 6500 rpm
o 8700 max rpm
o 196 mph top track speed
o 0-100 km/h 3.9 sec
 Mid-engine/quattro concept
 Available R tronic sequential transmission capable of 0.1 second shift times
 Audi magnetic ride
 5.2-specific suspension tuning
 ASF – Audi Space Frame
 Full LED headlights

Exterior differentiating features
 5.2 specific exterior color offering: Sepang Blue pearl effect
 5.2-specific 19-inch ten-spoke Y design forged aluminum alloy wheels with
235/35 R19 front, 295/30 R19 rear summer performance tires
 Single frame grille in high-gloss black with vertical and horizontal chrome
 Air inlet grilles / spoiler lip high-gloss black
 Air outlet grilles at rear high-gloss black
 Rear end with uninterrupted black center section
 Flared sideblades
 Flared rocker panels
 Enlarged rear diffuser
 Aluminum optic engine cover vents
 Oval exhaust pipes
 Full LED headlights

Interior differentiating features
 Fine Nappa leather seats
 5.2-specific instrument cluster and gear knob
 5.2-specific door handles

Standard Feature Highlights (above R8 4.2 FSI)
 Fine Nappa leather seats
 Audi navigation plus
 Audi parking system advanced with rearview camera
 Hill hold assist
 Auto dimming exterior mirrors/heated/power folding
 Storage Package

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