The 2015 Audi R8 is a two-seat exotic supercar midengine available in Coupe and Spyder body styles. The 2015 Audi R8 Spyder models are equipped similarly to their coupe counterparts manner, but adds a power-operated soft top and a retractable rear window that acts as a wind deflector. There are three trim levels available: V8, V10 and V10 Plus Coupe only.
Standard equipment includes 2015 Audi R8 wheels in staggered-width 19-inch summer tires, an adaptive suspension, power folding side mirrors, rear spoiler an activated speed, cruise control, full LED exterior lighting, automatic climate control, a hand wheel tilt and telescoping steering wheel, onboard computer with lap timer, eight-way power seats with heating, upholstery leather and faux suede, auto-dimming rearview mirror, Bluetooth phone connectivity and a sound system with seven speakers with six-CD changer, auxiliary audio jack and satellite radio.
Options on the 2015 Audi R8 V8 starts with a system DVD-based navigation, iPod interface (which eliminates the CD changer) and a 12-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system. Extended premium leather upholstery is also available optionally diamond stitched headliner and faux suede (the latter is also a separate option). A parking system adds sensors front and rear parking and a rearview camera. Red brake calipers can be specified unless you want the carbon brakes and optional ceramic tweezers which only come in gray. The optical package Black Titanium adds blacked-out exterior trim finish 19-inch wheels and (including the exhaust tips). Several independent aesthetic improvements include matte-silver “sideblades” for the Coupe, carbon fiber trim for the engine compartment, piano black interior inlays and contrasting stitching.
The 2015 Audi R8 V10 fit get fit carbon fiber around his luxury motor, different suspension tuning, different wheels, the parking system and a handful of optional interior luxuries V8 series. Otherwise, list the V10 shares the V8 options with the exception of an exclusive sports exhaust for models S tronic. The V10 Plus coupe only has a higher output engine, a front diffuser, carbon ceramic brakes and a host of special carbon fiber parts. However, for greater weight savings, has a smaller fuel tank, returns to the stereo base and eliminates the adaptive suspension, power folding mirrors and power seats. Electric seats and upgraded stereo can be added again at extra cost, and improvements leather are also offered in V10 Plus, as is the sports exhaust
2015 Audi R8 Interior
The 2015 Audi R8 has a finely crafted cabin with quality materials. The lightweight seats are comfortable for long journeys, and the driving position is suited to a wide range of people, not a given in this class. We like elegant swoop away from the center console driver, but this means that some controls require a inconvenient extent. In addition, the navigation controls and audio are operated by a meticulous place MMI dash mounted and a constellation of buttons below the display. Compared with interface electronics in a Porsche 911, for example, the 2015 Audi R8 is remarkably outdated.
Audi says there is enough room behind the seats of the 2015 Audi R8 Coupe for a couple of golf bags, but would have to be pretty hard-pressed to carry country-club deal with that. The front trunk is 3.5 cubic feet clumsy way and just enough space for a travel bag. The 2015 Audi R8 Spyder convertible top models’ can run at speeds up to 31 mph. It takes about 20 seconds to turn in any direction. Heat-resistant seats Spyder skin temperature of the lower effective area, which is a nice attribute for motorsport convertible.
2015 Audi R8 Engine
The 2015 Audi R8 V8 is powered by a 4.2 liter V8 mounted behind the passenger compartment that sends 430 horsepower and 317 pound-feet of torque to all four wheels. A six-speed manual transmission with shifter exposed metal door is standard, while a manual double-clutch seven-speed automatic, known as S tronic, is optional and includes shift paddles mounted on the steering wheel. In performance tests, the R8 V8 Coupe with six-speed manual went from zero to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds. EPA-estimated fuel economy for both body styles ring in at 14 combined (11 city / 20 highway) with the manual and 17 mpg combined (14/23) with S tronic mpg.
Equipped with a transmission, the 2015 Audi R8 V10 features a 5.2-liter V10 engine that produces 525 horsepower and 391 pound-feet of torque. In performance tests, the V10 Coupe with the manual went from zero to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds, and V10 Spyder also to the manual, did it in 3.9 seconds. Fuel economy is EPA-estimated 14 mpg combined (12/19) with the manual and 16 mpg combined (13/22) with the automatic. The 2015 Audi R8 V10 Plus increases output to 550 horsepower and 398 pound-feet of torque. Any transmission is available. In tests, a V10 Plus S-tronic-equipped rushed to 60 mph in just 3.4 seconds.
2015 Audi R8 Safety
Standard safety equipment includes anti-lock disc brakes, stability control, side airbags and knee airbags. Front and rear parking sensors and rear-view camera are optional on 2015 Audi R8 and standard on V10. In braking tests passed, multiple 2015 Audi R8 have come to a stop from 60 mph between 104 and 106 feet. Meanwhile, a 2015 Audi R8 V10 Plus with carbon ceramic brakes stopped at 106 feet. That’s respectable, but still a few feet longer than some rivals incredibly short distances can be recorded.