Facelifted Audi R8 - details and pricing
Update: pricing for revised R8 range now confirmed, starts at £91K for V8, £124K for new V10 Plus
What do you get for the extra money? Well, revised headlights, slight tweaks to the front and rear bumpers and- oh, we already said that didn’t we! Mechanical alterations are minor, bar one significant change.
As significant as the move from Tiptronic to PDK on 911s, this now makes two-pedal R8s an acceptable choice.
As well as (hopefully) shifting within 30 seconds of when you might actually want it to the new S tronic transmission improves acceleration times by a not inconsiderable three tenths on the V8, 0-62mph now 4.3 seconds while the manual remains at 4.6 seconds. And it’s the same on the V10, the manual staying at 3.9 seconds and S tronic now 3.6 seconds. Manuals remain a fraction faster at the top end though.
In Germany it’ll cost 173,200 euros, 18,600 euros more than a standard V10 coupe. It’s not available as a Spider and though it comes with S tronic as standard it can be specced with a manual gearbox if you want. This, at a stroke, delivers much of the limited edition R8GT experience (less 10hp) while answering the major criticism of that car being an R tronic only deal.
Following the initial announcement Audi UK has confirmed pricing for the refreshed R8 range - details below.
4.2 FSI (V8) Coupe (manual) £91,575
4.2 FSI (V8) Coupe (S tronic) £94,475
5.2 FSI (V10) Coupe (manual) £112,675
5.2 FSI (V10) Coupe (S tronic) £115,575
5.2 FSI (V10 plus) Coupe (manual) £124,675
5.2 FSI (V10 plus) Coupe (S tronic) £127,575
4.2 FSI (V8) Spyder (manual) £100,225
4.2 FSI (V8) Spyder (S tronic) £103,125
5.2 FSI (V10) Spyder (manual) £121,325
5.2 FSI (V10) Spyder (S tronic) £124,225