2012 Audi R8  -  $200,800


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $200,800
Base Invoice: $186,979
Destination Charge: $1,250
Options: $2,750
Trim: 2dr Cpe Auto quattro 5.2L GT
Doors: 2
Drive train: All Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 15 | City: 13 | Hwy: 19
Body Style: 2dr Cpe Auto quattro 5.2L GT
Transmission: 6-speed R tronic automatic transmission
Engine: 5.2L DOHC FSI 40-valve V10 engine

Pros

Exotic-car looks; blistering performance; luxury-car appointments; exclusivity; impressive display of Audi's advanced engineering


Value Writeup

Audi's R8 coupe and Spyder are exotic cars without the fuss; they have the interior comfort and appointments of a luxury coupe, along with an impressive list of features, yet they're nearly as quick as the Lamborghini Gallardo models with which they're closely related. They're also distinctive and unmistakable in their own right. An advanced all-wheel drive system maximizes handling and performance in all conditions. Considering the Lamborghini heritage and all the practical positives, the Audi looks like quite the deal.


Model Highlights

The two-seat, mid-engine R8 sports car remains offered in Coupe and Spyder body styles, with a choice of 430-horsepower, 4.2L V8 or 525-hp, 5.2L V10 engines. They come paired to either a 6-speed manual or R tronic automated manual transmission. The latter gearbox includes Audi launch control, which helps provide a perfect quick launch from a standing start, and all R8 models include quattro all-wheel drive.

R8 Spyder convertible models come with a power soft-top roof that can be closed or opened in just 19 seconds and can be operated at speeds up to 19 mph. The roof also features triple-layer insulation, a carbon-fiber cover and a heated rear window. All R8 coupe models include a glass window over the lighted engine bay, while Spyder models come with a vented aluminum cover. Spyder models also have different side air intakes.

The interior of the R8 is a surprisingly luxurious place. The arched, cockpit-style instrument panel of this two-seater allows quite a bit of interior space--enough for taller drivers--and the seats come upholstered in soft Napa leather or suede-like Alcantara and the interior can be customized with various trims and inlays.

The R8 GT is a new, limited-edition version of the model, for 2012 and it includes a special tune of the 5.2L V10 making 560 horsepower, along with a performance-tuned suspension, a carbon-fiber front bumper, special carbon-fiber rear wing and diffuser and other carbon fiber throughout the interior. Appointments are a bit different inside, too, with a matte-carbon-fiber look complemented with Alcantara seat and interior trim.

Audi says that engineers optimized and reduced weight throughout the R8 GT, cutting about 180 pounds--even though they've managed to keep most of the same interior appointments and conveniences as the 5.2 coupe. Thanks to that and the aerodynamic improvements, the R8 GT can get to 60 mph in just 3.6 seconds and to a top speed of nearly 199 mph.

Interior appointments available on the R8 include power heated sport seats; a 465-watt, 12-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system; and a navigation system with live traffic info. Safety isn't skimped either, even though the R8 is first and foremost a world-class exotic sports car. Front airbags, seat-mounted side bags, and knee airbags are all included and the aluminum space frame construction plays a role in keeping occupants secure.


Model News

An all-new V10 R8 GT coupe joins the R8 lineup in 2012. Produced in a very limited edition--with just 333 made worldwide and 90 for the U.S.--the R8 GT will start at $196,800 and include boosted engine output, weight reduction through carbon fiber and a performance-tuned suspension. Nearly everything else is optimized to save weight, in this model that will appeal both to high-profile collectors and those with track memberships. Otherwise, the R8 lineup has changed very little; it remains offered in V8- and V10-powered coupe and Spyder models.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
12.2

EPA Classification
Compact

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
1

Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
19 MPG

Cruising Range - City
257.40 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
13 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
15 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
376.20 mi

Engine Type
Gas V10

Displacement
5.2L/318

Fuel System
Direct

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
560 @ 8000

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
398 @ 6500

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic

First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.37

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.70

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.50

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.23

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.71

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.07

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
520

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
190

Total Cooling System Capacity
24.2 qts

Passenger Capacity
2

Front Head Room
37.7 in

Front Shoulder Room
54.8 in

Wheelbase
104.3 in

Length, Overall
174.6 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
76.0 in

Height, Overall
49.0 in

Track Width, Front
64.5 in

Track Width, Rear
62.8 in

Liftover Height
31.1 in

Trunk Volume
3.5 ft³

Suspension Type - Front
Double-Wishbone

Suspension Type - Rear
Double-Wishbone

Front Tire Size
235/35R19 91Y

Rear Tire Size
295/30R19 100Y

Front Wheel Size
19 x -TBD- in

Rear Wheel Size
19 x -TBD- in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.3

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
38.7 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
19.8 gal

Basic Years
4

Basic Miles/km
50,000

Drivetrain Years
4

Drivetrain Miles/km
50,000

Corrosion Years
12

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Years
4

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
Unlimited

Maintenance Years
1

Maintenance Miles/km
5,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
11V580000

Mfg's Report Date
DEC 05, 2011

Component
AIR BAGS:SIDE/WINDOW

Potential Number of Units Affected
317

Summary
VOLKSWAGEN IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL 2012 AUDI A6 VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM APRIL 8, 2011, THROUGH MAY 26, 2011. DUE TO A PROBLEM IN THE STITCHING PROCESS OF THE CURTAIN AIR BAG, THE SEAM OF THE AIR BAG MAY NOT BE STITCHED PROPERLY.

Consequence
IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH, THE HEAD CURTAIN AIR BAG MAY NOT DEPLOY AND WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PROPERLY PROTECT AN OCCUPANT, INCREASING THE RISK OF AN INJURY.

VOLKSWAGEN WILL NOTIFY ALL OWNERS AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE LEFT AND/OR RIGHT CURTAIN AIR BAG FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JANUARY 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT VOLKSWAGEN AT 1-800-822-8987.

OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

5.2L DOHC FSI 40-valve V10 engine

Dry sump lubrication

6-speed R tronic automatic transmission -inc: auto & sport modes

quattro permanent all-wheel drive system

Electronic differential lock (EDL)

Front/rear double wishbone sport suspension

Audi magnetic ride adaptive damping system

Servotronic electromechanical pwr steering w/speed-dependent pwr assistance

4-wheel vented disc brakes

Oval chrome exhaust pipes

Tool kit

19" 5-twin-spoke GT alloy wheels w/locking wheel bolts -inc: performance tires

Tire mobility system -inc: sealant & 12V compressor

High-gloss black air inlet grilles w/outlet grilles at rear

Audi space frame (ASF)

Flared rocker panels

Carbon fiber matte sideblades

Automatically extending rear spoiler w/manual operation feature

Aluminum door sills

Aluminum optic engine compartment vents

Enlarged rear diffuser

Single-frame high gloss black grille

LED headlights w/light sensor -inc: "coming home" & "leaving home" functionalities

R8 GT LED taillights

Carbon fiber matte auto-dimming pwr folding heated mirrors w/integrated LED turn signals -inc: "3-blink" touch-to-pass feature in turn signal

Variable intermittent windshield wipers w/rain sensor

AM/FM stereo w/6-disc CD changer -inc: MP3 capability, SIRIUS satellite radio, aux input jack

140-watt, 7-speaker sound system

Bluetooth hands-free interface

Leather/Alcantara seating surfaces

10-way pwr heated sport seats -inc: 4-way pwr lumbar, headrests

Center console -inc: (2) cupholders, storage

Front floor mats

3-spoke flat-bottom tilt/telescopic leather-wrapped multi-function sport steering wheel w/audio controls -inc: alloy paddle shifters

Backlit instrument cluster w/auto brightness control

Driver info system w/on-board computer -inc: outside temp display, digital speedometer, digital lap-timer, service interval display, on-board diagnostic system, menu display, speed warning system, average fuel milage, average speed, fuel range, driving time, tire pressure monitoring system

Pwr locks

Pwr windows -inc: one touch up/down, pinch protection

Remote keyless entry

Audi navigation system plus -inc: 6.5" TFT color screen

Cruise control

Trunk & fuel filler remote releases

Anti-theft alarm w/engine immobilizer

HomeLink garage door opener

Automatic air conditioning -inc: sun sensor, electronic air temp

Rear window defogger w/timed shut off

Auto-dimming rearview mirror w/compass

Illuminated glove box -inc: sunglasses holder

Ashtray & lighter

LED interior lighting -inc: engine compartment LED

Carbon fiber matte interior inlays

Leather door inserts

Black Alcantara headliner

Leather-wrapped interior door handles

Storage compartments in doors

Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors

Front reading lights

Leather-wrapped parking brake

(2) storage nets on back of seats

Luggage net on rear shelf

4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) w/electronic rear brake pressure distribution (EBD)

Electronic stabilization program -inc: sport & disable settings, anti-slip regulation (ASR)

Side intrusion door beams

LED daytime running lights

Dual front airbags w/dual-threshold deployment -inc: passenger-side occupant sensor

Dual seat-mounted side-impact head & chest airbags

Dual front knee airbags

Audi advanced parking system w/rearview camera

Audi hill hold assist

3-point seat belts -inc: belt tensioners, force limiters

Tire pressure monitoring system

Crash sensor -inc: fuel supply shut off, battery disconnect, doors unlock

 
GAS GUZZLER TAX
$2,100

 
FEDERAL EMISSIONS
$0

 
NORTHEAST EMISSIONS
$0

 
CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS
$0

 
SAMOA ORANGE METALLIC
$650

 
ICE SILVER METALLIC
$650

 
PHANTOM BLACK METALLIC
$650

 
SUZUKA GRAY METALLIC
$2,500

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
BLACK, LEATHER/ALCANTARA SEATING SURFACES W/CRIMSON RED STITCHING
$0

 
BLACK, LEATHER/ALCANTARA SEATING SURFACES W/SIGNAL ORANGE STITCHING
$0

 
BLACK, LEATHER/ALCANTARA SEATING SURFACES W/TITANIUM GRAY STITCHING
$0

 
FRONT LICENSE PLATE HOLDER
$0

 
FRONT GRILLE FILLER PANEL
$0

 
ENHANCED R8 GT LEATHER PKG
$8,380

 
CARBON FIBER MATTE ENGINE COMPARTMENT COVER
$4,000

 
AUDI CARBON CERAMIC BRAKES
$9,900

 
LARGER CAPACITY FUEL TANK (23.7 GALLONS)
$0

 
19" 5-ARM DOUBLE-SPOKE TITANIUM FINISH FORGED ALUMINUM ALLOY WHEELS
$500

 
19" 5-ARM TWIN-SPOKE FORGED ALUMINUM ALLOY WHEELS
$800

 
CARBON FIBER MATTE DOOR SILL INSERTS
$1,500

 
CARBON FIBER MATTE DOOR SILL INSERTS W/RED ILLUMINATION
$2,500

 
BANG & OLUFSEN SOUND SYSTEM
$1,800

 
R8 GT SPECIFIC FLOOR MATS
$650

 
AUDI EXCLUSIVE LEATHER-WRAPPED STEERING WHEEL & HANDBRAKE
$950

 
AUDI NAVIGATION SYSTEM PLUS W/AUDI MUSIC INTERFACE
$0

 
CARBON FIBER MATTE DOOR & CENTER CONSOLE PANELS
$1,960

 
CARBON FIBER MATTE MIDDLE CONSOLE PANELS
$1,550

 
MIDDLE CONSOLE PANELS IN EXTERIOR COLOR
$1,400

 
AUDI EXCLUSIVE FEE
$1,200

 
AUDI GUARD WHEEL LOCK KIT
$80


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