Audi celebrates the victory at Le Mans with a limited edition R8

Audi has launched a limited edition of the R8, the V8 version, designed to celebrate the tenth victory in the race at Le Mans.

It took only two weeks for Audi to properly honor his victory in Le Mans, where R18 has managed a landslide victory over rivals from Peugeot. The Germans decided to celebrate success as they know better, that is a special type.

Marcel Fässler, Andre Lotterer and Benoit Treluyer, pilots of R18 TDI R8 boast a V8 Limited Edition, which is distinguished by means of interior and exterior accessories.

Sport was painted in titanium, has adopted a series of 19-inch wheels with a design similar to those encountered stronger brother R8 GT and received a package with carbon fiber elements, including a motor housing. Behind the black rims painted red calipers hiding to contrast better.

For the interior, the Germans went all the idea of ​​carbon fiber inserts, combined with Nappa leather seats, red stitching and a number of new optional Audi Magnetic Ride, Audi Music Interface, satellite navigation and audio system Bang & Olufsen.

Under bodywork lies the same 4.2-liter V8 engine, 430 horsepower, assisted by an R-Tronic box. Sprint from 0 to 100 km / h in 4.6 seconds, top speed is estimated at 301 km / h.

Special edition dedicated to the tenth of victories in Le Mans, will be extremely limited, Audi will produce only 100 units, which will arrive just in Britain, with a price of 104.800 euros.

The R8 Spyder opens up the Roadster season

The summer can come because the Audi R8 Spyder Roadster heralds a season! In addition to a place in the sun of the brand new R8 Spyder promises an abundance of power and sheer driving pleasure.

Whoever has 156,400 euros to spare, you can get drive yourself under the sun in a brand new Audi R8 Spyder – with 525 hp, ten cylinders, and up to 313 km / h. First outing with the new super roadster.

The twin-layer soft top rests on a magnesium rod and folds electrically into a trough directly above the engine. With the charred roof lines, but it is supposed to be no problems, because the tissue can withstand up to 80 degrees. So much they themselves had never been measured in the desert testing to insure the engineers. Even the 313 km / h maximum is easily put away the cloth part, as the opening and closing during the trip, if it is steeply into the wind. The show works for up to 50 km / h and lasts for 19 seconds. Closed spans the top two fins to the rear. This resembles the silhouette of the coupe, the trick also reduces noise in the cockpit. Nett: The small rear window can be hidden separately. This allows the driver next to get an extra dose of fresh air and exhaust note to the interior.

Compared to the Lamborghini Gallardo, where the 560-horsepower V10 may dirty screech, the R8 is a bit too solid. The power curve is less sharp and not so high (525 hp), torque is distributed evenly and the sound there is a subtle one track. With violent jerking of at best a tenth of a second the 100 mark by 4.1 seconds fall. The same would also create the manual to. Both reach 313 km / h top. The coupe can with 3.9 seconds and 316 km / h only marginally better. In sharp cornering speed bites the Spyder so relentlessly in the asphalt that it will take even rough inability to get him into trouble.

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