|The latest rendition of the Audi R8 Supercar has arrived on domestic shores, courtesy of distributors Euromobil. Revamped, Improved, Facelifted, call it as you like…the Audi R8 is one of the most popular Sports Performance on the planet.|
And if you’ve catched the Iron Man 3 movie, you’d notice an Audi R8 in the mix; one’s destroyed when Tony Stark’s mansion got blasted and the other was the R8 e-tron.
Exterior-wise, the Audi R8 maintains its purposeful Sports Performance motifs; from the re-worked single-frame grille with bevelled upper corners and horizontal chrome inserts to a revised bumper that has air inlets bearing three crossbars. Plus, there are intricacies like; new strip-shaped daytime running lights that go along with all-LED headlights, LED rearlights, a matt black vent louvres next to the rear window and the visible V10 powerplant, which can be optionally trimmed in Carbon Sigma cover and instilled with LED lighting. All said, the new badge with signature Audi Sport red diamond distinguishes between the 2013 Audi R8 and its predecessor, as does the rear diffusor with its two round tailpipes. Wheels and tyres on the R8 are 19-inch, 235/35 front tyres and 295/30 rear tyres.
Being essentially an ultra-lightweight design, the Audi R8 aluminium Coupé body weighs just 210 kilograms thanks to the super light Space Frame.
Inside the Audi R8, the premium sporty sentiments are everywhere; R8 insignias on the gear knob, door sill trims, the instrument cluster, Nappa leather upholstery sports seats and the display screen. The center console, the surround for the radio/navigation system and the handbrake lever are decked out in stitched leather. Standard audio and entertainment packages include MMI navigation plus with DVD player and Bluetooth connectivity and the 10-channel amplifier 465 watts Bang & Olufsen Sound system.
The V10-engined Audi R8 houses a 5.2-liter NA powerplant that’s mated to a 7-speed S tronic automatic, replacing the former’s R tronic automated manual. The latest Audi Super sports has a power output of 525hp and 530 Nm of torque. It pushes 0 – 100km/h in just 3.6 seconds and gets up to a top speed of 314km/h. Combined cycle for the car’s fuel consumption is rated 13.1l/100km.
Aluminium double wishbones and Magnetic ride adaptive damping keep the Audi Super Sports glued to the road or track. Whereas, high-performance steel brake discs and aluminium brake callipers provide extremely effective stopping whenever the situation calls for it. For upgrades, look to the Carbon fibre ceramic brake discs or the electronic stabilization control program.
The Audi R8 2013 edition retails from 1.25 million and is available in three body colors; Ibis White, Brilliant Red and Phantom Black. The package include a 4-year or 120,000km warranty.
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