Sharing roughly 50% of the same parts as the R8 GT3 LMS race car, the Audi R8 Coupe is bred through the lens of motorsport. The 562-hp or 602-hp V10 performance engine epitomizes the mid-engine drivetrain concept, providing ideal vehicle balance through its center of gravity and dynamic weight transfer characteristics.
The R8 Coupe features a completely unique application of quattro®, which emulates a rear-wheel drive vehicle, but with the ability to send up to 100% of available torque to the front axle, depending on the driving situation. This is made possible by advanced technologies, like the electronically controlled hydraulic multi-plate clutch, the addition of torque vectoring and quattro® integration within the Audi drive select system.
Audi drive select on the Audi R8 Coupe lets you choose between a range of variable handling settings through control of the quattro® all-wheel drive system, and other drivetrain and running gear components. Select your preference from up to five modes: Comfort, Auto, Dynamic, Individual and, on R8 V10 performance models, Performance.
On the R8 V10 Coupe, Audi magnetic ride allows the driver to adjust the firmness of the dampers through an electronically charged magnetic fluid within the shock absorbers. Dynamic, Comfort and Auto settings are available via Audi drive select.
Standard on the R8 Coupe and R8 V10 performance, Audi advanced key offers the next generation of keyless entry technology. Open the doors or start up the engine of the R8 without even reaching for your pocket.
Designed specifically for the Audi R8, the Bang & Olufsen® Sound System offers premium audio technology as standard equipment on the R8 V10, and is available on the V10 performance models. The system features 13 active speakers and a strategically placed subwoofer in the chamber of the front wheel, resulting in 550 watts of crystalline sound.
On the road, shifts happen. Constantly moving vehicles, traffic and obstacles. The Audi suite of advanced driver assistance technologies can help alert you to some of the unpredictable shifts that come your way.