In 2003, The Audi R8 made an initial appearance at the International Geneva Motor Show and the Frankfurt International Auto Show. Three years later, it was officially launched at the Paris Auto Motor Show. The well-built coupe was formerly built based on the Lamborghini Gallardo. Currently, it utilizes the Lamborghini Huracan platform.
In 2015, its second-generation was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show. Two years after, Audi Philippines made it available locally.
The Audi R8 measures 4,426mm long, 1,940mm wide, and 1,240mm tall. Highlights in its sleek body include striking LED headlights with dynamic indicators and high beam assist, highly-defined side air outlets, contemporary LED rear lights and LED fog lamps, rear wing, and a sleek spoiler.
To enhance the look of this head-turning coupe, it wears a set of durable aluminum wheels that come in a wide array of powerful and engineered designs.
Though the Audi R8 can only accommodate two fully grown passengers, its luxurious cabin is roomy. It is fitted with notable features such as leather bucket seats with lateral and lumbar support, Audi virtual cockpit with a 12.3-inch display and digital information cluster, Audi R8 multi-function leather-wrapped steering wheel with two to four operating satellites, deluxe automatic air conditioning system, and efficient LED illumination in all compartments.
Technology & Safety Features
Providing infotainment is the MMI navigation plus with MMI touch paired with either a Bang & Olufsen Sound System or the Audi sound system.
In terms of safety, The Audi R8 is fitted with advanced airbags, Audi drive select, an anti-lock braking system, anti-slip regulation, electronic differential lock, electronic stabilization control, and more.
Platform & Chassis
The Audi R8 is built with a Double wishbone axle front and rear suspension with an Audi R8 sport suspension for a sportier handling and more contact with the road.
Its braking power is enhanced with a fixed six-piston caliper brake on the front and a fixed four-piston caliper at the rear.