The All-new 2008 Audi R8 Similar to Porsche and Ferrari

by : Zeke Gervis

Audi the producer of top-of-the-line has introduced a supercar that can function well as an everyday transport and as source of power whenever you get the urge for a high revving road action. The new 2008 Audi R8 supercar with its dynamic styling, 420 horse power, V8 engine placed behind the seats together with a plethora of other high-tech innovations has put the R8 to the level of Porsche and Ferrari.

The R8 makes use of an all-wheel-drive configuration and a choice of manual-shifting automatic or manual transmission. The R8's frame and body utilizes lightweight aluminum-frame structure. The underside is also fully enclosed like a race car to boost aerodynamics.

The R8 was developed in connection with the Lamborghini Gallardo, which is also owned by Volkswagen so it is not surprising that the R8 will possess similar components as that of the Gallardo. The big difference however according to those who have driven it, is the fact that the R8 feels like an everyday vehicle that is comfortable in stop-and-go mph. The price of the R8 is set at $118,000 when equipped with the six-speed R Tronic automatic gearbox.

Some details on the all-new 2008 Audi R8

Bodystyles: 2-Dr Coupe;
Engines: 4.2L V 8;
Transmissions: 6 Speed Manual; 6 Speed Semi-Automatic;
Drivetrains: All Wheel Drive;

2008 Audi R8 Performance & Efficiency Standard Features

- 4,200 cc 4.2 liters V 8 front engine with 12.5 compression ratio and four valves per cylinder
- Premium unleaded fuel 91
- Gasoline direct injection fuel system
- Main premium unleaded fuel tank
- Power: 313 kW , 420 HP SAE @ 8,250 rpm; 317 ft lb , 430 Nm @ 4,500 rpm

2008 Audi R8 Handling, Ride & Braking Standard Features

- Four-wheel ABS
- Brake assist system
- Four disc brakes including four ventilated discs
- Electronic brake distribution
- Immobilizer
- Stability control
- Multi-link front and rear suspension independent with stabilizer bar and coil springs

2008 Audi R8 Exterior & Aerodynamics Standard Features

- Body color front and rear bumpers
- Driver and passenger power heated body color door mirrors indicator lights
- Projector beam lens Bi-Xenon headlights
- Luxury trim alloy on gearknob
- Gloss paint
- Fixed rear window with defogger
- Trunk/hatch spoiler
- Tinted glass on cabin
- Windshield wipers with automatic intermittent wipe and rain sensor