2015 Audi R8 Specs and Review


2015 Audi R8 whiteAstonishment of some exotic cars for a year or two, then traveled as a caricature of himself, stuck to a bygone era. The case with interesting is not enduringly Audi R8. Up to eight years after the original release, 2015 Audi R8 still rubberizes neck and inspiring social media post breathless. And behind the wheel, still cobra checks are written by those who dare to look. I think that the R8 as well. -the drive all-wheel Audi, the engine is smooth and powerful, reference domestic-water distilled in a powerful pill.

A descendant of the original R8 of Italy, shares certain structural and mechanical elements with expensive Lamborghini Gallardo, and the genes of the supercar was evident as soon as you hit the open road. Offers the intensive construction of aluminum, with the motor in the Center and the all-wheel-drive system is skewed toward the rear of the R8 provides some kind of telepathic response one would expect from a car sport that is smaller, more elements. The current strength of the High-revving V8 or V10, the second from Lamborghini and transmission standard is the reduction of manual doors expuestos-seis speeds. For those of you who want the convenience of an automatic, manual automated double clutch, known as the S tronic offers lightning, perfectly executed a shift in demand (and the fuel economy is better to boot).

Test Drive

2015 Audi R8 accelerationAs the lure of the R8 is driving on a race track, I love always how to run in family situations, also. In particular, offers comfort decent, excellent visibility and comfortable seats and an almost imperceptible gearchanges with S tronic in the way automatic. It is a supercar easily could go every day, and that is not true of all participants in this class. Of course, if you are thinking in a R8, chances are you have a daily driver or three, but it is good to know that flexibility if you want. As you can imagine two places eight years with an engine in the rear headrests, there are some drawbacks. Space of storage is limited, on the one hand, make a bad choice for a long journey of R8 unless is only. And although the R8 Audi MMI interface Electronics has given some upgrades over the years, is an older design that is much more ergonomic than the latest iteration and forward is available in other Audi models.

Even so, the Audi R8 2015 shines among the exotic cars, including the cost of tens of thousands more. If you are buying against the Porsche 911 model 2015 1 is different as well, incredible, but less able to 2014 BMW i8 or exotic hybrids of the upper end as the Ferrari 458 Italy, San Lorenzo and 2015 Lamborghini Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, R8 gt. Defend its relevance as the dream of high level cars. 2015 Audi R8 are two supercar midengine exotic places available in chassis Coupé and Spyder (conversion). Spyder model also is equipped with colleagues of your Coupe, but added a hood of drive and a window rear retractable that serves as a deflector of wind. Five levels of adjustment: V8, V10, only the V10 Plus Coupe V10 competition and only Spyder V10 carbon.

Standard Equipment

2015 Audi R8 fuel economyStandard equipment in the V8 including staggered width 19-inch wheels with tires summer, Adaptive suspension, hot power folding side mirrors, active speed rear spoiler, cruise control, exterior lighting full led (lights, compartment of motor and backlight), control of automatic climate, manual tilt and telescoping steering wheel, trip computer, heated timer with eight positions (with electric lumbar support of four positions) power seats leather and upholstery Suede, auto regulation of mirror glass, Bluetooth phone connection and a sound system of seven speakers with six CD, auxiliary audio jack and satellite radio.

Options in the V8 starts with a DVD (Yes, really) the systems of navigation, interface iPod (to remove the exchanger) and Bang & Olufsen of 12 speakers of sound. Upholstery in leather premium extended is also available, optional with seams of diamond and upholstered in Suede (this last also is an option independent). Add car parking system front and rear cameras and parking sensors. Red brake calipers can be defined, unless you want the optional carbon – ceramic brakes, clips that only comes in grey. Optical packet Add black titanium finish 19-inch wheels and blacked out – out detail foreign (including leaks).


2015 Audi R8 mpgV10 setting Gets a different suspension tuning, parking system, different rims, and a handful of optional Interior luxuries as Standard V8 (leather upholstery, premium suede faux, navigation and audio Bang Olufsen poster &). Carbon (Spyder) V10 version features only a tip of output V10, ceramic brakes, and ornaments of carbon fiber on frames of door, engine, spoiler, diffuser and mirror housing Chamber. If not is thus, the actions of the list of options of V8 V10 with the exception of sports exclusive of escape for the model S tronic.

Only the Coupe V10 Plus also has a high output engine, front diffuser, carbon ceramic brakes and plenty of decorative pieces of carbon fiber. But for further weight reduction, they have tanks of fuel are smaller (19.8 gallons), change to the stereo base and remove the Adaptive suspension, heated power folding mirrors and places of power (though still including power lumbar). Electric chair and an update of the stereo can be added at an additional cost and update of the skin are also available in the Plus V10, as a sports exhaust (S tronic only).


2015 Audi R8 test driveContest of the R8 Limited Edition (coupe) offers the V10’s highest output available in R8 along with some improvements of finish exterior aesthetic that include matte carbon “sideblades,” sports exhaust system and Red brake calipers. 2015, Audi R8 V8 4.2 liter V8 engine mounted behind the cockpit that sends 430 horsepower and 317 pound-feet of torque to all four wheels. A manual six-speed transmission with door gear exposed by default metal, while the manual automated seven-speed dual-clutch, known as the optional S tronic and includes change of address-mounted on pallets. Performance test of Edmunds, R8 V8 Coupe with a manual of six speeds going from zero to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds. EPA estimated fuel for both body styles of rings in 14 mpg combined (city/20 Highway 11 with manual) and 17 mpg combined (14/23) with the S tronic.

Equipped with transmission, the Audi R8 V10 5.2 litre V10 has to produce 525 horsepower and 391 lb-ft of torque. Performance test of Edmunds, Coupe V10 with the manual goes from zero to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds and Spyder V10, also with the manual, they do in 3.9 seconds. EPA estimated fuel economy of 14 mpg combined (12/19) with the manual and 16 mpg combined (13/22) with the automatic. The R8 V10 Plus V10 carbon and increase output of 550 horsepower and 398 lb-ft of torque. Both transmissions are also available. Edmunds test, S tronic V10 full more ran 60 mph in 3.4 seconds. Finally, the competition of the R8 V10 (coupe) peak of the range with 570 HP of force and 398 lb-ft of torque. Equipped exclusively with the transmission S Tronic, and Audi expected that is will accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 3.2 seconds.

Stability Control

2015 Audi R8 cabrioletStandard safety equipment includes brakes antilock, stability control, side airbags and knee airbags. Front and rear, Crystal’s camera and parking sensors are optional with the standard with the V8 and V10. In the past, several tests Edmunds Audi R8 Audi brake stopped 60 km/h between 104 and 106 feet. Meanwhile, carbon-ceramic brakes of 2014 R8 V10 more come to a stop at the foot of 106. It is respectable, but still a few feet longer than the short distances of several prominent competitors can sign up. The R8 has cabins made with high quality. Take a comfortable seat for long journeys and the driving position is subject to all persons. -are not given in this class. The arrangement of ground conductor like to Center, but this means that the control requires convenient access. In addition, the navigation and audio controls that are operated by a demanding MMI panel mounted button and the constellation located below the display. In comparison with the interface in a Porsche 911, for example, the R8 is old.

Audi says there is enough space in the back seat of the R8 Coupe to a pair of golf bags, but you have to be the transport Club enough to try it. 3.5 cubic feet of luggage strange guests and just gives you enough space for a travel bag (Porsche 911 feels like a minibus by comparison). Spyder convertible soft models can be operated at speeds up to 31 mph. It takes approximately 20 minutes in any direction for change. Spyder heat-resistant skin seat effective by reducing the temperature of the surface, which is a good attribute for convertible automobile. 2015 Audi R8 rises steadily but surely thanks to the Adaptive suspension, but road noise is pronounced in relation to other similar. Standards of exotic cars, however, is a diary. Sitting on high low anyhow, beyond visibility in R8 very well in all directions. On winding roads, beautiful soft power of the R8, quick reflexes and heroic grip conspire to make this a supercar of 3,600 pounds I feel as agile as a lightweight roadster.


2015 Audi R8 partsSpeaking of power, the R8 V10 adds a considerable amount, as well as an original soundtrack. But even the V8 is one of those who sound better and more treatable engine that have experience. To difference of them would bind well criticized only clutch R tronic speed and offered in the last years, the double clutch S tronic automated manual admirably quick and easy of use around the city. Classical manual shifter is very beneficial for the line, however, is that you will have a hard time resisting him.

If you have not spent a number of unusual time in the race track, where 102A means something, we see little reason to pay for the premium Audi R8 V10 Plus and competition. While the V10 Plus model receives a grade of “a” from the United States, a regimen of weight reduction also reduces some of the daily feature of R8 and value proposition is questionable, at best. Although suitable for suspension driving it hard, not adaptive, in addition is not expensive real conditions and sometimes feeling carbon ceramic brakes petty and sounded by some fans.


2015 Audi R8 problems2015 Audi R8 is accessible, comfortable, great fun to drive and year 2015, R8 model updated for maximum production for this generation. Although it is due to be replaced by a new model soon, the R8 is no less interesting, as the trotters, everyday supercar. The entrance to the R8 still 420 horsepower, 4.2 liter V-8-powered Coupe, convertible or matched with the Spyder. 525 horsepower, 5.2-liter V-10 Coupe and Spyder also brings to the year 2015. Audi R8 2015 all share the updated appearance and interior features, mostly minor adjustments, but collectively, the refinement of the design visible.

Elements of comfort and convenience in the Interior is usually minimal, but the Coupe – at the same time, more than enough. It includes Audi MMI navigation with traffic in real time, Bluetooth and a very good audio base is expected. The Chair and the space in the cabin will encourage to take advantage of the time that passes there. And although the cargo space is somewhat limited, it is still one of the Supercars cars more practical or supercar around.


2015 Audi R8 crash not proven by official bodies, but with a design and modern suite of Security specification, including dual-stage airbags, knee, head and thorax airbags airbags, control stability, glass, cameras and much more to help reduce the effects of the impact of the Audi. Put as high as 14/23 mpg city/highway with the V-8 double-clutch transmission and 4.2 litres or as mpg 19/12 with a 5.2-liter V-10 and a manual transmission, the Audi R8 not very green, even for a car than the caliber of performance. The greater change has occurred in the last year was the replacement of the previous transmission unit S Tronic of double clutch. Not Agus you and they do not cooperate, the R8 a dual-clutch gearbox is now preferred – unless you really want your own team. Upload and downshifts almost smart predictions that a stable, fast, even ignoring the gears to respond directly to some of the downshift request, new gearbox is now a must – have for all, but the purists. For purists, there is still a six-speed manual.

Also new for last year was Model Plus V10, which increases the power of a standard R8 V10 525 550 HP a little more fun. It is still not outrageous in the days of 650 horses more muscle cars, but combined with weight reduction in standard V-10-powered car, the R8 V10 Plus as playful as an R8 with engine 8 V. together, lightness and resistance that players stand out, especially when combined with a dual-clutch transmission. The update for this year include several new exterior colors, in addition to a roof optional in layers, as well as painted red claw.


Inside, the R8 is luxurious and serious. 2014, R8 interior suffered extensive start-up to… – return to measure in the form of needle and smooth glossy black accents or chrome between many settings… – a distillation of the cabin even more. Cover top of the fireplace and easy control are mixed with ingredients that soften, Earthy, giving a finish smooth, sports. As you move up the ladder of performance, elements unique, such as buttons, indicators and door entrance is responsible for further performance of the spirit to your design, combining its exterior.

Available in two body basic: Coupé, the R8 Spyder and ranges of style classic with sports aggressive. The standard developed by V-8 coupe a way elegant, impressive and unpretentious in Germany, but retains its engine means supercar silhouettes and talent. At the end of the line of the front extended curves and undulations, Fender, features wide “side blades” and down-slope roof, harmonic convergence on the back lines. Spyder doesn’t hurt looking R8, if soft profile top walking, turning the car into a more relaxed but still sporty form of transport with the top down. Upgrade to a V-10 model and you’ll get sportier and more aggressive wheels to show increased performance and details. Last a little crazy the R8 GT model year is gone, but instead we have a V10 are much more. With only subtle differences marked in addition to standard models of V-10, performance Extras can be cut a bit more low-profile.


Under the skin, the Audi R8 lend some bits and pieces of the Lamborghini Gallardo, make this car a legitimate supercar – with good manners. New V10 model last year was a Plus, increase the strength of 5.2 liters V-10 of 550 HP, best 0-60 mph time of 3.5 seconds Audi said. Maximum speed of 197 km/h plus additional performance, Audi V10 is more weight, shaved 110 pounds of the standard R8 V10 Coupe, tilting the balance 3,461 pounds–only 22 pounds heavier than the R8. That, along with the suspension and the traction quattro and model S Tronic, full Audi specialist in programming, the V10 Plus is actually capable of fun, in the line.

Six-speed manual is still available, of course, and Audi expects to sell a large number of them, although the double automatic clutch improvements to it. Also ahead of the 2015 model is the model R8 and R8 V10, in the form of Coupé and Spyder. The V-8 engine light has changed, with the R8 model the boost of 10 horsepower to the V-8 430 HP 4.2 liters. The v-10 engine presented with the score of 525 HP 5.2 liter V-10 that was a year ago. This two-seater mid of car of the sports motor called the winner of race car Audi Le Mans and is available as a coupe or roadster Spyder. R8 using weight-saving aluminum body and they have all-wheel drive. The default V-8 and an optional V-10 engine.


New diamond stitched Alcantara headliner available V-10 simulation and model with automatic transmission may have available a new sports exhaust. Limited Edition performance packages are available. The R8 is amazing personally. Photos do not do justice to car, low overall height, the surprising, the ability to see the engine located behind the head in the cradle of the passenger through the transparent cover, everything contributes to a little wild style, attention. You have a beautiful line of Ferrari 458 or muscles of the stupid Dodge Viper, or even choose to go the route of the aim Germanic, form following function. It seems to me that you as expected Germany see supercar: elegant, streamlined and designed for details, rather than passion. 5.2 plus version above in Sepang, hue 5 blue matte painting.exclusive 2 in addition, complemented by carbon for the mirror and the sidebar.

Changes of style additional distinguished 5.2 also, includes a separator of air, window of output of fiber of carbon vent rear black matte line pd and trim black. Frankly, this is not best R8-choice of color matte paint is best in neutral colors as the silver or white, not when a bright would work better. But it is different and attracted many comments to paint color, in terms of the shape of the body. Conveniently located behind the driver and passenger in the R8 is usually the engine V-8, which is standard in the R8 base. Search engines are strong, but you can spend a bit more (well, more coins) and buy a great supercar engine: 5.2-liter V-10 525 horsepower and 391 pounds-feet of torque. Or you can spend much more money and step for the package, which gives output to 550 HP and R8 5.2 and engine test 398 lb ft of torque, as my car. All engine along with a seven-speed or six-speed manual automatic transmission, dual-clutch, which replaced the year six-speed automatic.


It sends power to the four wheels thanks to the unit’s traction Quattro standard. The result is a dual personality car is attractive, easy access, easy-to-handle sports cars that can be driven every day in the comfort of a luxury, is easy, or by pressing the “sport”, being a hairy chest of sturdy machine shouting from zero to 60 mph in 3.3 seconds, reaching a top speed of 197 km/h (estimate of the manufacturer). Some things about the sounds of the planet as a V-10 engine at full throttle, curiously voice that sounds nothing like the bellows of great ROAR V-8 or V-12 plain. It is the balance between the dissonant two cylinders are odd, but looks stunning.

Not the R8 5.2 further accelerates well, but steer, stop and rides with precision is fantastic. Unlike some competitors, such as Nissan GT-R, however, did not feel the wound-up above all the time, like a squirrel in amphetamine – you can jump, sailing around the city, absorb the MI after miles of road and never feel stressed or tormented. He management is heavy and precise, but not nervous, racing of cars as the GT-are the only problem is the R8 brakes very sticky, carbon ceramic units that require of leg very fine to take the car to a stop without Sangranarices passengers against the belt of security. They were basically racing brakes, they are not suitable for the task; strong sounds produced when cold or hot it sufficiently to attract the wrong type of looks of passers-by.

Fuel Economy

By misfortune, were already in the standard R8 5.2 in addition, means that if you want a car, get brakes noisy, straps. I suspect that most clients may be used by them. The fuel economy of a car like this is really a discussion just for entertainment purposes, not to buy luxury V-10-powered vehicles because they want to save the planet. R8 5.2 automatic plus rated 13/22/16 mpg city/highway/combined, which fell with the results of my test of 16.5 mpg mixed. This is slightly better than the V-8-powered Maserati GranTurismo, having entered on 13/09/16 mpg, but it is not as “good” as the Nissan GT-R 19/16/23 mpg or qualification of the Porsche 911 Turbo S’ 17 to 24/20 mpg. These cars require premium gas, too, but if it is something that would claim, here is the link of the Toyota Prius, did you read my comment is wrong.

The interior of the luxury vehicles, this is one of the more accommodating. It is the case still “sit-and-play” going for the R8, in which first planting your butt in a Chair and turn your feet to avoid. Have to reverse the process out of the car, but once there is a lot of room for people that are more large or round. The R8 high means low low windshield and combined with the high tail, which houses the engine compartment, the external visibility is not great. Traffic signal is lost when we approached them, and best of all, you will check blind spots two or three times when the line changed. Camera sensors and sonar security default help turn back in the parking lot.


Seats of powerful, but very comfortable, faced the unusual or roll to complain at all. There are many site of hip and shoulder, too; The R8 is a car and be only two, residents of two people to be satisfied with their environment. 19-inch wheels is surprisingly quiet cabin, too, with most of the road without drama, cruise, in addition to wheels slap. That all changed, however, after pressing the “sport” and the V-10 opening is a little behind the head tube, allowing the beautiful regret all 10 cylinders to complete the system of satellite radio.

Compared with cars of competitor, Audi finished middle of the Pack in terms of interior appointments. 5.2 in addition to Edition brings the finish standard of fiber of carbon, and my car of test had almost worthy of standards $6,300 of the Chair of leather black diamond quilt and cut point of panel inside, along with a upholstered of suede Alcantara. Porsche 911 Turbo S is as good, if not as broad. Maserati GranTurismo has ingredients that are more luxurious and spectacular style to it, but not much comfort. And 2015 Audi R8 easily trounces Nissan GT-R in sophisticated style and materials, seat comfort, but appeared short on space and visibility.

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