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Audi Launches Limited-Run R8 V10 Plus Neuberg Edition In Australia 13
Posted by Brad Anderson in audi, Audi R8, Australia, new cars, Reports on 12 13th, 2017

Australians love Audi Sport models and the German company has decided to reward local enthusiasts with 10 limited-edition R8 V10 Plus vehicles, dubbed the Neuberg Edition.

Named after Audi Sport’s home municipality in Germany, the Audi R8 V10 Plus Neuberg Edition is said to feature a number of distinctive elements to differentiate it from a ‘regular’ R8 V10 Plus. In reality, all of the ‘custom’ touches can be specced on any V10 Plus.

Nevertheless, the car comes equipped with gloss black 20-inch wheels, a gloss black engine cover and wing mirror caps, and the usually-optional high-gloss titanium exterior package. Locals will be able to select between a Tango Red, Mythos Black, Suzuka Grey or Daytona Grey exterior paint scheme.

Inside, Audi has equipped the model with black Alcantara, red accent stitching on the black nappa leather seats, aluminum door sills, and gloss carbon fiber inlays.

Customers of the R8 V10 Plus Neuberg Edition will also receive a gift box complete with a Samsung Galaxy S2 tab and Bang & OIufsen H6 headphones.

Local pricing starts at $402,500 ($303,444).

Note: Regular Audi R8 V10 Plus pictured.


Audi R8 V10 Plus Vs McLaren 570S In Fight Of Everyday Supercars 12
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in audi, Audi R8, Audi Videos, Drag-Racing, mclaren, McLaren 570S, McLaren Videos, video on 12 12th, 2017

Both the Audi R8 and the McLaren 570, be it in S or GT version, are marketed by their manufacturers as combining supercar performance (and looks…) with everyday usability, which makes them natural rivals.

Before you give us your best guess regarding which one of these two cars is faster in a straight line, you should know how they stack up on paper.

The Audi R8 V10 Plus has bragging rights when it comes to power, sending 610 PS (601 HP) to all four wheels, together with 560 Nm (413 lb-ft) of torque. The output and the grip should, naturally, give it an advantage off the line.

Then again, McLaren has been known to be a bit conservative when it comes to its models’ power output figures, and the 570S is already pretty impressive in that department with 570 PS / 562 HP and 600 Nm (442 lb-ft) of torque, according to the manufacturer.

Both cars can hit 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.2 seconds, and max out upwards of 328 km/h (203 mph) – the Audi will actually do 330 km/h (205 mph) flat.

Thanks to Archie Hamilton Racing, we get to see the two supercars go at each other multiple times, from a standing start as well as from a roll. As for the winner, sorry, but there are no spoilers here; you’ll have to watch the video to find out.


Should You Supercharge Your Audi R8? 9
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in audi, Audi R8, Audi Videos, reviews, tuning, video on 12 9th, 2017

If you find yourself having to “settle” for the non-Plus version of the current-generation Audi R8, adding VF Engineering’s VF800 bolt-on supercharger kit could make you feel a lot better.

As the system’s nomenclature suggests, you get a total of 800 crank HP on 91 octane fuel, making the car’s 540 stock horses a thing of the past. You also get 610 lb-ft (827 Nm) of torque.

As Matt Farah explains, these VF kits are designed to work on stock vehicles and unless you really put your foot down, you’ll hardly ever notice you’re driving a car with way more power than its manufacturer initially intended for it to have.

To put it plainly, this R8 is really, really fast. Its Eaton TVS2300 3-lobe roots supercharger provides what the tuner calls “lag-free instant punch” from as little as 2,300 rpm. This upgrade is also reversible, and costs $29,995, on top of the car, of course.

After blasting his way through the canyons behind the wheel of this tuned Audi R8, Farah went on to call the car “incredibly fast”, yet “civil and refined.”


Liberty Walk’s Audi R8 Spyder PURRs With New Wheels 3
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in audi, Audi R8, Liberty Walk, tuning, Wheels on 12 3rd, 2017

Whether you like them or detest them, it seems that Liberty Walk’s flashy upgrades are here to stay, with the latest example to receive them being an Audi R8 Spyder in Thailand.

The kit include the usual fender add-ons in addition to some front and rear modifications, and a new suspension. Apparently, the owner of this R8 Spyder wanted more, so he turned to Infinite Motorsport, a local PUR dealer, for a new set of rims.

After viewing the collection, he eventually chose the ‘Luxury Series I’ LX04, which are engineered from aerospace-grade 6061-T6 forged aluminum, in 9×19- and 12.5×20-inches size front and rear respectively. With an extended concave profile, the wheels are powder coated with a matte anthracite face and gloss anthracite lip and have a forged carbon composite center cap.

Despite gaining extra head-turning points, we’re not sure if these mods have in any way affected the performance of the Audi R8 Spyder, which needs 3.5 seconds for the 0-60 mph (96 km/h) acceleration in the 540 HP base version, and 3.2 seconds in the 601 HP Plus, both of which are powered by a naturally aspirated 5.2-liter V10.


FC Barcelona Players Awarded A Fleet Of Audis 1
Posted by Brad Anderson in audi, Audi Q7, Audi R8, audi rs3, Audi RS6, Audi SQ7, celebrities on 12 1st, 2017

Real Madrid players won’t be the only footballers cruising around in new Audis for the next 12 months, as rivals FC Barcelona have received exactly the same perk thanks to the German automaker’s sponsorship deal with the team.

Just like the stars of Real Madrid, those from FC Barcelona were allowed to choose a car from Audi’s expansive fleet of vehicles. Unsurprisingly, no less than 11 of the 25 players have opted for the Audi Q7, a couple of which selected the Q7 e-Tron Quattro while Andres Iniesta went for the SQ7 TDI.

Three of the squad’s stars, Gerard Pique, Luis Suarez, and Lionel Messi will be driving around in Audi RS6 Avant Performance models throughout 2018. Joining the Audi Sport family at FC Barcelona are five RS3 Sportbacks, a R8 V10 Plus Coupe, and a R8 V10 Spyder.

In a scene strikingly similar to the handover event for Real Madrid, FC Barcelona players were also exposed to the carmaker’s motorsport prowess. While those from Real Madrid jumped into a Formula E simulator, their cross-country rivals went for passenger laps in the Audi R8 LMS and Audi RS3 LMS.


Audi Delivers A Selection Of Vehicles To Real Madrid Players 24
Posted by Brad Anderson in audi, Audi Q7, Audi R8, Audi RS6, Audi RS7, Audi SQ7, Audi Videos, celebrities, video on 11 24th, 2017

In what has become a yearly tradition for Real Madrid players, these extremely talented footballers have just taken delivery of a host of new vehicles from team sponsor Audi.

Given free rein to choose from Audi’s fleet, no less than 14 players opted for the ever-popular Q7, three of which selected the Q7 e-tron quattro variant while one player, Kiko Casilla, picked up the keys to an SQ7 TDI.

Beyond the rather mundane Q7, some players did opt for Audi Sport models, four of which set to drive RS6 Avant Performance models for the next 12 months. A further two players, including Cristiano Ronaldo, will be rocking up to practice in their RS7 Sportbacks.

Other RS models picked by certain Real Madrid players include an R8 Spyder V10 and two RS5 Coupes, like the red one pictured here, chosen by winger Lucas Vazquez.

While attending the delivery event, a handful of players also had the chance to take a virtual test drive in the Audi e-tron FE04, the German manufacturer’s Formula E racer set to make its debut at the season opener in Hong Kong on December 2-3.



Audi R8 Spyder Is Even More Enjoyable Than The Coupe 24
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in audi, Audi R8, Audi Videos, reviews, video on 11 24th, 2017

The Audi R8 appears to have it all: stunning looks, great interior and a fabulous 5.2-liter naturally aspirated V10 engine shared with the Lamborghini Huracan.

If you’d rather enjoy open-top motoring, then instead of the Coupe you’ll go for the Spyder version, which works very well as an everyday driver, as CarBuyer pointed out in their review of the base, 540 HP version.

Inside, everything feels very familiar, as most controls come from other Audis. There are some very good quality materials, standard equipment is generous and it includes the virtual cockpit as well, and you also get enough storage spaces for a car in this segment.

Take it out for a short spin and you will find that it simply grips to the road, has impressive amounts of power and a great gearbox. Moreover, with the roof up, the R8 Spyder is almost as relaxing to drive as the Coupe.

Still, there are some downsides with the £140,000 ($185,778) German supercar, such as the interior, which doesn’t feel that special, the steering isn’t as sharp as you would expect and the brake pedal is too mushy.

You can find the rest about Audi’s open-top supercar by hitting the “play” button in the video that follows right after the jump.


The Audi R8 V10 Plus Truly Is An All-Season Supercar 23
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in audi, Audi R8, Audi Videos, video on 11 23rd, 2017

Most supercars get locked away for the winter and often fall too, but not this Audi R8 V10 Plus, which shows that it can handle the snow easily, almost as good as one of its iconic predecessors, the Quattro.

However, while the Quattro was rally-bred, the R8 is a 21st century supercar, and one of the few in this class that can be used as a daily driver without massive compromises.

Filmed at the foot of the Tatra Mountains in Zakopane, Poland, the following video depicts the German supercar in a beautiful landscape, with the R8 V10 Plus being referred to as “a real winter warrior”.

If the footage has whet your appetite, then get ready to spend at least $164,900 for the base 540 HP R8 Coupe, and some $30,000 more for the range-topping V10 Plus that’s featured here and puts out no less than 602hp and 413lb-ft (560Nm) of torque.


Audi Races To SEMA With TT Clubsport Turbo Concept And Sport Performance Parts 30
Posted by Michael Gauthier in audi, Audi Concepts, Audi R8, Audi TT, Audi TT-RS, concept, SEMA show on 10 30th, 2017

The SEMA Show kicks off tomorrow and Audi of America will use the event to introduce a TT RS which has been equipped with an assortment of Audi Sport Performance Parts.
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2018 Audi R8 V10 RWS Goes Tokyo Drift In Underground Parking Lot 6
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in audi, Audi R8, Audi Videos, commercials, new cars, video on 10 6th, 2017

It's okay to feel hyped about the new Audi R8 V10 RWS, because this version of the German supercar is truly targeted to purists.
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The Mystery Audi R8 Prototype Could Be An Entry-Level Model With A Bi-Turbo V6 5
Posted by Michael Gauthier in audi, Audi R8, Reports on 10 5th, 2017

A few days ago, spy photographers snapped photos of a mysterious Audi R8 prototype. It was initially believed to be a high-performance model, which could revive the R8 GT moniker, but a new report is indicating that isn't the case.
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Could The Rumored Audi R8 GT Look Anything Like This? 4
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in audi, Audi R8, Renderings on 10 4th, 2017

Audi Sport has a few surprises in store for us, and we're not talking only about the performance versions of the upcoming A6 and A7, but also what appears to be an even meaner R8.
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Order Your Audi R8 LMS GT4 Now, Hit The Track In December 3
Posted by Carscoops Staff in audi, Audi R8, Motorsport, racing on 10 3rd, 2017

Looking to start your own race team? Audi can help. The German automaker's customer racing division offers the RS3 LMS, the R8 LMS GT3, and now the R8 LMS GT4 as well.
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Are You A New Audi R8 GT? We Hope So 3
Posted by Carscoops Staff in audi, Audi R8, Audi Scoops, Scoops on 10 3rd, 2017

Well, well, well… what do we have here? Looks like an Audi R8 to us, but not just any R8. Looks like this one's packing some secrets.
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Civil War As Audi R8 V10 Spyder And 911 Turbo Cabrio Go Head-To-Head 23
Posted by Brad Anderson in audi, Audi R8, Audi Videos, porsche, Porsche Videos, Porsche-911, video on 09 23rd, 2017

Never before have supercar owners had so much choice when it comes to their latest toys.
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