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The new Audi R8 Coupé V10 performance quattro

R8 V10 performance quattro

Racing meets serial production.
The Audi R8 Coupé V10 performance quattro.

Audi has racing in its genes – and the Audi R8 Coupé V10 performance quattro* has plenty of this genetic material. You can see this from every angle: from the powerful air intakes next to the wide single-frame grille at the front, through the sharp-edged side lines, which gives a sense of the mid-mounted engine, through to the raised diffuser at the rear. This 449 kW Coupé marks the exact transition between the road and the race track.

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  • Shining form: the charisma of ascari blue is exclusively reserved for the Audi R8 Coupé V10 performance quattro.

  • The LED headlights are optically darkened and accentuate its sporty, streamlined design.

  • Spoiler alert: the rear of the Audi R8 Coupé V10 performance quattro reveals a large, fixed spoiler made from carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP).

  • Character study: the passenger space is shifted towards the front of the vehicle, betraying the racing in its genes.

  • The elevated diffuser and shiny black, elliptical tailpipes are part of series production for the Audi R8 Coupé V10 performance quattro.

  • Confronts mediocrity head-on: flat slits in the front hood evoke the brand icon, the Audi Sport quattro.

  • At the rear, 118 LEDS form a striking, widely visible illuminated signature.

  • Focused on you: the interior of the Audi R8.

  • Standard for the Audi R8 Coupé V10 performance quattro: leather/alcantara covers with accents in mercato blue and decorative touches in ultra-glossy carbon.

Performance values




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from 0 to 100 km/h

The chassis: precision from every perspective

In addition to performance, racing is always about how precisely and how directly you can replicate it on the road. The chassis delivers a key part of the answer: dual aluminium wishbone axles guide all four wheels, while the Audi R8 Coupé V10 performance quattro features springs and dampers that are set up to be even tighter. Audi magnetic ride, which comes standard, uses a synthetic blend of oils that contain tiny magnetic particles to create a magnetic field within the shock absorber. This adapts the way the shock absorbers work to suit your driving style and the profile of the road – making changes every millisecond for each individual wheel.

The re-tuned steering assistance passes on your steering even more directly and ensures exceptionally accurate feedback from the road. The optional dynamic steering adjusts the steering angle depending on your speed, thereby ensuring extremely agile handling. The standard carbon-fibre-reinforced ceramic brakes with red brake calipers on the Audi R8 Coupé V10 performance quattro serve to reduce momentum.

Audi R8 Coupé V10 performance quattro rearview
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Role model racing

The brother of the Audi R8, the Audi R8 LMS, has enjoyed success on prestigious circuits all over the world. So far, it has clinched four overall victories at the 24 Hours Nürburgring and the Total 24 Hours of Spa, and one in Dubai. Among other sprint and championship titles, it has already topped the leaderboard three times at the Bathurst 12 Hour.

The closeness of the relationship between these high-performance sports vehicles can be seen in the number of identical parts: 50 percent compared to the GT3 version. For example, the V10 engine is almost identical in both vehicles. The series model even shares 60 percent of its parts with the sports car Audi R8 LMS GT4.

Audi R8 LMS

Interior: focus and elegance

Its proximity to racing is also noticeable in the interior of the Audi R8: directly in front of you, a large, contoured arc visually encompasses all the controls, imitating the driver-focused design of a monoposto car. The Audi R8 Coupé V10 performance quattro has bucket seats as optional. The interior comes with fine nappa leather seat trim covers with diamond stitching, and decorative inlays in matt carbon twill. Stainless steel pedals and footrest, as well as carbon inlays, are also standard. Of course, there is no limit to your individual requests. Audi exclusive has a variety of colour and material combinations for you that you can use to ensure the interior of your super-sporty vehicle perfectly matches your style.

Interior Audi R8 Coupé V10 performance quattro

The Audi virtual cockpit: keep the essentials in view

The concept of using the interior to enable the driver to focus as much as possible on the track is extended to the digital world with the standard combination of MMI navigation plus and the Audi virtual cockpit. The large 12.3-inch diagonal display focuses on a tachometer. Additional values are arranged around this, such as torque, g-forces, lap times, engine and transmission oil temperatures, and tyre pressure and temperature. The MMI operating system works with intelligent speech recognition and in principle can be controlled without you needing to take your hands off the steering wheel. The Audi R8 Coupé V10 performance quattro features an additional button that allows you to directly control the specially adjusted performance programs.

Audi virtual cockpit

The benefit of choosing Audi

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    5 year Warranty

    Your new Audi comes with a warranty cover that gives you unparalleled care and expertise in the unlikely event of a problem. Covering a wide range of mechanical and electrical components.

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    3 year Motoring Plan

    Protect against the unexpected with a comprehensive cover that goes over and above your regular servicing. From the replacement of all original parts due to normal wear and tear, brakes, wheel alignments, and even a W.O.F.

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    5 year Roadside Assistance

    Get help anywhere in the country, day or night. Audi Roadside Assistance will provide 24/7 support if your Audi is immobilised for any reason such as lost keys, running out of fuel, accident damage, or a puncture.

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International models might be shown for illustrative purposes only, and New Zealand specifications may vary.
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