new Audi R8 2018 is a beautifully crafted modern sports car that is as easy to
drive as it is to live with. It boasts a
powerful engine that offers amazing performance and has been ranked in the top
5 Luxury Sports Cars of 2018. The only negatives for this premium sports car is
the poor fuel economy and the narrow racing seats that are offered.
Audi R8 has a reasonable starting price compared to other competitors with
similar features. However with additional customisations, the price is expected
to increase significantly. When compared to its competitors Lamborghini,
Ferrari and Mercedes Benz, the R8 2018 is built ideally for speed rather than
Audi R8 2018 has an estimated 22 Miles per Gallon (MPG) for highway for EPA
Fuel Economy, while for the city, it is 14 Miles per Gallon (MPG). The cruising
range in miles for the city is 306. 60 while for the highway, it is 481.80. The
estimated combined Fuel Economy is 17 Miles per Gallon (MPG).
type of brakes featured on the R8 2018 sports car have not been identified,
however, it features a 4- wheel Anti-locking Brake System (ABS) with both front
and rear disc brakes. The front brake rotor is 15 inches thick, while the rear
brake rotor is a little thinner at 14 inches thick.
The fuel tank
The fuel tank capacity of any automobile varies
model by model and car by car. The approximate capacity of the fuel tank on the
new Audi R8 2018 sports car is about 21.9 gallons which is larger than some
cars in its rank. No Aux fuel tank is found on the Audi R8 2018.
The Audi R8 2018 sports car has an All-Wheel
Drive (AWD) Drivetrain with Auto- Shift Manual with OD. The First Gear ratio is
3.13, the Second Gear ratio is 2.59 while the Third through to Seventh Gear
ratios are as follows: 1.96, 1.24, 0.98, 0.98 and 0.84. The Final Drive Axle
ratio is 3.59.
5. Dimensions- Interior
The new Audi R8 2018 is a two- seater with
an average front head room of 38.5 inches; the average leg room is 40.9 inches.
The front shoulder room is 55.1 inches. The hip room and passenger volume have
not been indicated as in other competing sports cars.
6. The Engine
The powerful engine featured in the Audi R8
2018 is a Premium Unleaded V-10, with a 5.2 L/318 displacement and a Port/
Direct injection fuel system. The SAE net horsepower is 610 at 7800 revolutions
per minute (RPM), while the SAE torque is 413 at 6500 revolutions per minute
7. Electrical system
The Audi R8 2018 sports car has 420 cold
cranking amps at 0°F, while the maximum alternator capacity is 210 amps. Both
suspensions in the front and the rear of the vehicle are double wish bone. This
means that the suspensions are designed with two wishbone shaped pieces that
are parallel to each other that keep the wheel from tilting.
8. The Wheels
The front wheels on the new Audi R8 2018
sports car are 19 x 8.5 inches while the rear wheels are 19 x 11 inches. Both
wheels are composed of forged aluminium which are 3 times as strong as those
produced by pouring liquid aluminium into moulds as they are produced under
9. Dimensions- Exterior
The dimension of the wheelbase on the Audi
R8 2018 is 104.4 inches, while the overall length of this popular sports car is
around 174.3 inches. The maximum width is 76.4 inches without the mirrors
included and the height, overall, is 48.8 inches. The track width at the front
of the R8 2018 is 64.5 inches while the track at its rear is 63 inches.
10. Mechanics- 1
The Audi r8 sports car has a 7- speed S
tronic transmission with driver selectable mode and steering wheel fitted with easy
access controls. The motor car also features an engine oil cooler, and a 75
amp/hr 420CCA battery that is 100% maintenance free and sports Run Down
11. Mechanics- 2
The new Audi r8 sports car also has a 210
Amp alternator and shock absorbers that are gas pressurized and anti-roll bars
on the front and rear of the car. Power-assist steering, stainless steel
exhaust with a black finish and mechanical limited slip differential as well as
permanent locking hubs are some other mechanical features of the R8.
12. Exterior details- 1
The Audi R8 2018 boasts a number of
exterior details including 19 inch wheels with 5-double-spoke design, a spare
tire, carbon fibre body-side insert and heated side mirrors that house turn
signal indicators and can fold inwards at the push of a button. The rear window
features a defroster to keep it clear of frost and snow.
13. Exterior details- 2
Another feature that is not very popular in
sports cars is the R8’s rain detecting wipers that can change speed depending
on the intensity of the rain. The front windshield is fitted with a visor
strip, black grilles with chrome surround detail the front of the sports car,
and light tinted glass as well as fog lamps in the front and rear.
14. Exterior details- 3
In addition to those features mentioned
above, the Audi R8 2018 sports car also features LED brake lamps, a lift-gate
access to the car’s rear cargo area and wing spoiled. Upgraded high beam head
lamps have been added with Automatic Projector Beam and Laser Supplement
15. In –car Entertainment 1
The Audi R8 2018 sports car boasts an Audi
MMI Navigation Plus radio with USB ports as well as smartphone interface.
Drivers may also stream music directly from their mobile devices to the radio
by Bluetooth connection. A 90- day
subscription for the Sirius XM satellite radio is an additional feature.
16. In –car Entertainment 2
The radio and other media interface is
displayed on an LCD monitor that is fixed at the front of the R8 2018. It has
seek- scan, can be used with MP3 players, features a single mounted remote CD
and voice activation. The In- car Entertainment system also has volume controls
that automatically adjust based on the speed of the car.
The Audi R8 2018 sports dual stage airbags
for both passenger and driver; front, head –curtain, knee and side airbags. There
is a power central locking system featuring safety unlock if the airbags become
deployed. Brake assist and Electronic Brake- pressure Distribution (EBD) and
rear camera are another safety feature of the car.
18. More safety features
A few other safety features include
Electronic Stability Control (ESC), traction control and secondary collision
brake assist. State -of -the -art alarm system, to prevent theft, with
immobiliser, a monitoring system for tire pressure, seat belts with adaptive
force limiters and electromechanical parking brake are standard safety
19. Standard interior- 1
Interior features that come standard with
the Audi R8 2018 sports car includes two wheel- mounted buttons; Start/ Stop
for the engine and Audi drive. Automatic dimming rear view mirror, aluminium
door sills that illuminate at night, stainless steel foot pedals and a flat
bottom leather- bound steering wheel with a manually adjusted steering column
are some interior features that come standard.
20. Standard interior- 2
A few other standard interior features
include automatic climate control, windows with one touch up/ down operation, heated
power seats with height and longitudinal adjustment , a number of gauges
including speedometer, voltmeter, trip odometer and oil temperature. Mobile hotspot internet access is a great
21. Interior details- 1
The Audi R8 2018 sports car features a
number of interior details that increase the functionality of the motor
vehicle. Some of these include a front cup holder, compass, panic button,
keyless entry, valet mode and an illuminating locking glove compartment. A
driver foot rest is also located to the left of the brake pedal.
22. Interior details- 2
Driver and passenger vanity mirrors are
located on the visor above each seat and feature a light, so the mirror can be
used in low lighting conditions. The interior lights fade off, a net is affixed
to the cargo area to secure contents and the hood of the car houses a light for
visibility at nights.
The seats in the Audi R8 2018 sports car
are made of Nappa leather and are 18- way power sport seats. They feature a
pneumatic seat button that allows both driver and passenger the luxury of
adjusting their seats to their individual preference.
24. Seat customization
The standard seat colour is a black Nappa
leather, however, customers have the option of selecting Express Red, Vermont
Brown, Rotor Gray or Black Silver leather. In addition, clients can choose
between the standard stitching option or select the diamond in either Macaw
Blue, Express Red or Vegas Yellow.
The Audi R8 2018 sports car comes standard
with Anthracite inlays that surround many of the interior silver- toned
controls in the motor car. However, customers have the option of selecting
Carbon Atlas inlays for an additional cost of $3,400.
26. Body colour
The exterior of the Audi R8 2018 can be
painted in an array of colours starting as low as $575 up to $6,000. These
include Silver and Gray Metallic, Ibis White, Green Metallic and Ara Blue
Crystal. The Matte body paint and exclusive paint colour are at the top of the
27. The Price- 1
The six- figure price tag of the Audi R8 is
still reasonable when compared to some of its other competitors on the market. The
Coupe Quattro V10 model goes for $165, 450 for the manufactured suggested
retail price, while the Coupe Quattro V10 plus comes in a little over at $192,
28. The Price- 2
The price tag mentioned above does not
include the $1, 250 worth of fees. This comprises destination, taxes, dealer
fees, title and registration. The final sale price will depend on negotiations
between clients and dealers.
29. Customizing wheels
The standard wheels are 19 inches 5- double
spoke forged, finished with silver finished. Clients have the option of
choosing either 20 inches 10- spoke Y- design silver wheels for $1,500 or 20
inches 10- spoke Y- design wheels with anthracite finish for $2, 800.
Customers can further personalize their
Audi R8 2018 sports car with red brake callipers for $700. In addition, a ceramic
brake package is available for $9,900 which includes 15 inches front ceramic
disc brakes with 6- piston callipers and 14 inch rear ceramic disc with 4-
31. Carbon package
The Audi R8 2018 sports car also features
an exterior Carbon package for $5, 600. It includes a full Carbon Fiber engine
cover as well as Carbon Sigma side blades. The interior Carbon package however,
goes for $3,400 and includes Carbon Sigma high- gloss inlays around the air
vents and virtual cockpit area.
32. Black package
A Black optic package costing just under
$3, 000 is a feature that clients can take into account when purchasing their
Audi R8 sports car. It features the 20 inches 10- spoke Y- design wheels with
anthracite finish, black exhaust tips, Titanium black exterior trim and Mythos
black side blades.
33. Leather package
The Audi R8 2018 interior can be customised
to a full leather interior for $3,000, with the purchase of the leather
package. This includes leather on the upper dashboard as well as the lower
sections, leather on the door panels and the sides of the car; leather would
also cover the airbags for a more sophisticated look.
The Audi R8 2018 sports car comes with a
basic warranty of 4 year or 50, 000 miles. The warranty for Drive-train is also
4 years or 50, 000 miles and for corrosion of any part of the vehicle is up to
12 years. Warranty for maintenance is 1 year or 10, 000 miles, while the
warranty for Roadside Assistance is 4 years at unlimited miles.
35. The body
The body of the Audi R8 20108 is made
entirely from lightweight high tech materials that incorporate Carbon Fibre and
aluminium into the design. This causes the sports car to be praised for its incredible
strength- to- weight ratio; it weighs in at only 1,454 kg which equates to
36. The design
The Audi R8 2018 has clean and bold design
with an under- square design, alternating firing intervals and offset cylinder
banks. It has a Space Frame underbody and is low and short to the road. The
cargo area has been design for weekend getaways as it can fit up to two
suitcases, a suit bag and a shoe bag.
37. Virtual cockpit- 1
The virtual cockpit is a new feature that
has not been seen in other sports car to date. The Audi R8 features a 12.3 inch
screen with 1,440 x 540 pixels just behind the 3-spoke steering wheel with
custom views and modes. It delivers sharp displays and bright images with zero
reflections while driving.
38. Virtual cockpit- 2
The virtual cockpit uses a Tegra 30 chip
from NVIDIA who has partnered with Audi. In addition, it uses a separate video
and audio system than the entertainment system with radio fitted to the car,
making it run smoother without hitches. The virtual cockpit has 2 GB of memory.
39. Virtual cockpit- 3
The virtual cockpit in the Audi R8 2018
displays information to drivers with beautiful effects. Take for example the
rev counter needle that moves with pure fluidity when the engine is being
revved under full load. Moving through lists of options is based on the model
and the colour scheme displayed depends entirely on the basic menu selected.
40. Virtual cockpit- 4
Drivers have the option of switching
between the user interfaces simply by pressing the ‘view’ button mounted on the
steering wheel for driver convenience. If the Infotainment mode is selected,
the virtual cockpit turns into a large window for viewing navigation maps and
lists from your smartphone.
41. Virtual cockpit- 5
The Infotainment mode, when selected also
displays the speedometer and rev counter but in small rounds. Select classic
mode and the large window will decrease and the digital gauges will increase in
size to resemble those analog gauges on the dashboard.
42. Virtual cockpit- 6
Drivers have another option of selecting
performance mode, which shows a large rev counter on the screen. The rev
counter appears in colour when the 7- speed S tronic is being used in manual
mode. It has five sections and a red section at the end which displays to
drivers the limit of 8,500 rpm; shift light alerts occupants that the limit has
43. Virtual cockpit- 7
The Virtual cockpit can be customized as
drivers can added other gauges around the rev counter on the screen. The g-
meter displays the forces that act when the car is accelerating, driving around
curves or applying the brakes; it goes up to 1.5 g. A lap timer can also be
added which can be used to document up to 99 laps and organise the times.
44. Virtual cockpit- 8
The Virtual cockpit allows the Audi R8 to
function as a race car, providing drivers with engine oil and transmission
fluid temperatures right on the screen. It also features a new menu structure
with a multi- media interface providing clients with easy operation as seen in
today’s smartphones with frequently used settings accessed at the touch of a
45. Virtual cockpit- 9
Another interesting feature of the Virtual
cockpit is the Multi- media interface search. This option is available irrespective
of the mode drivers have selected and is used by inputting text. Answers are
generated almost immediately after a few letters, depending on the physical
location of the car.
46. Virtual cockpit- 10
A multi- media interface (MMI) area has
been added to the console in the center of the Audi R8 2018 sports car and has
been given an entirely new design. This includes highly responsive push- button
and rotary controls. The top of the controls houses the MMI touch interface so
drivers can easily input text in addition to scrolling on the screen and
zooming to increase the size of information displayed.
47. Virtual cockpit- 11
The controls not only have touch interface
but have toggle switches behind and in front to be used when selecting basic
menus functions, the home button and going back to the previous screen.
Additional buttons are located to the right and the left of these push- buttons
and are entirely responsible for launching shortcut and other functional menus.
48. Virtual cockpit- 12
The Virtual cockpit of the Audi R8 can also
display current traffic information or radio bands from the radio menu with the
use of these buttons are located to the right and the left of the push- button
controls. Destinations that have been entered into the car’s GPS can be
compiled in a favourites list and easily selected if ever being used again.
Available parking spaces can also be displayed on the screen.
49. Virtual cockpit- 13
The Virtual cockpit has also added
additional technology with the use of voice control. It has been programmed to
recognize a number of regular expressions that are used every day. Connect your
smartphone to the car’s system via Bluetooth and utilize voice control to make
a call directly from your contacts hands- free while driving. It also plays radio stations and a particular
song from your smartphone all with a simple command.
50. Virtual cockpit- 14
The wheel- mounted controls, besides those
on the center console, can be used to control the Virtual cockpit in the Audi
R8. The controls on the left of the steering wheel can be used for moving
through lists of menus, while on the right are the favourite button and the
volume control button. The scrolling feature, however, cannot be controlled
from the steering wheel.