Audi R8 2012 – characteristics, specifications, features, improvements
Since its released Audi R8 is impressing everyone. That huge success force Audi to emphasize even more on that particular model. In 2012 we will be able to enjoy the new version of that so popular supercar. This extreme auto is ranked on many charts of exotic sport cars in top 3. It really excites with great exterior and incredible performance. Moreover the nice vision is coming with also a great comfort of the interior which is really amazing as most of the time it is sacrificed in order to deliver more attractive appearance.
What’s so great about Audi R8 2012:
Audi Magnetic ride- offers instantaneous control at the touch of the button. More in details it’s a system that by using advanced magnetically charged liquid that adapts to the driving dynamics and so enables better control on the road. There are to modes- Normal and Sport one. The final result is better handling on all types of road.
Advanced Braking System- Audi R8 2012 braking system is made in order to match its incredible power capabilities. It features a 13.4 inches front rotor with eight pistons and 14 inches rear rotor with four pistons. They offer amazing clamp and assure fast and controllable braking. The system is made so to increase the airflow around the breaks and prevent overheating.
Quattro All-wheel Drive- Audi R8 will not have the same extreme performance on the road without the legendary Quattro all-wheel drive system. With it the car inspires driver confidence, giving the necessary traction and stability whenever you need it at all type of road conditions. R8 has incredible power capacity but without the Quattro it wouldn’t be able to utilize the maximum of it. This especially designed Quattro system enables R8 to provide balance driving experience like no other sports car from this class.
ASF- is the abbreviation of Audi Space Frame. It’s revolutionary technology for the chassis construction. It’s developed by Audi few years ago but since then its significantly improved. The basis of that chassis is the aluminum which is strength enough to provide safety in case of accident but on other side it’s extremely light and that enables better braking and handling. The final result of the ASF chassis is high torsion rigidity and optimal performance.
5.2 FSI Specs
Horsepower 525 hp @ 8000 rpm
Torque 391 lb-ft. @ 6500 RPM
0-60 MPH for 3.7 sec.
Transmission: Manual and R-tronic
FSI direct injection technology
Maximum speed- 196.4 mph ( 327 km/h)
Fuel Estimates :12/19 MPG-13/19 MPG
4.2 FSI® Specs
Horsepower 430 hp @ 7900 RPM
Torque 316 lb-ft. @ 4500 RPM
Maximum speed- 187mph (300 km/h)
0-60 MPH 4.4 sec.
FSI direct injection technology
Transmission Manual and R-tronic
Fuel Estimates 11/20 MPG 13/21 MPG
Six-speed R tronic Transmission
Is an automated six-speed manual gearbox that combines the perfect control of a manual gearbox with the comfort of an automatic one.
Shifting the speed is performed with a joystick gear lever or manual shift paddls mounted on the steering wheel. There are various programs which are design for particular type of driving- Leisure, Sport, Normal.
FSI® Direct Injection
FSI is an abbreviation for Fuel Stratified Injection. This systems offer the advantages of greater performance as well as incredible fuel efficiency. Moreover it ensure a complete combustion and therefore decrease the waste and maximize the power.
Dry Sump Lubrication
A dry sump is an exclusive oil system in development as a racing application that uses a secondary external reservoir for oil, as compared to a conventional oil system.
The system guarantees steady, constant supply of oil to all components of Audi R8 no matter if its under heavy acceleration or cornering. Furthermore a part of dry sump technology is larger reservoir that enables lower oil temperature and so better performance. At last it enables a very low center of gravity that betters the handling performance of the car.
The Audi R8 is inspired from the Audi’s Le Mans sport car. It has won 10 out of last twelve competitions. The car is constructed to achieve great results like the Le Mans’ one.
Full LED Lighting
The R8 is the world’s first series-production vehicle to offer an available full LED headlight system. High beam, low beam, daytime running lights, mirror-housed turn signals and taillights all offer brilliant, unmistakable illumination. The R8 features a total of 24 LED daytime running lights, symbolic of Audi victories at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Exclusive V10 Elements
The R8 5.2 is distinguished by a number of exclusive features. Among them are the specially designed wheels, high gloss black grille, engine intakes, rear diffuser and Aluminum Optic engine vents. Every element comes together to form a car unlike any other.
Available Oxygen Silver Sideblades
The R8 offers optional Oxygen Silver Sideblades that complement the stunning proportions of the R8 while increasing performance by directing air to the engine intake.
Visible Engine Compartment with LED Lighting
The visible engine compartment reveals the engineering behind the powerful engine with standard LED lighting and Carbon Fiber Sigma engine bay.
Advanced Air-intake System
Every detail of the R8 is designed for the sole purpose of performance. Amongst those details are the aerodynamically designed front, underbody, diffuser and side air intakes of the R8. These features help air flow to and from the engine bay for optimal cooling and performance.
Race-inspired Driver-oriented Cockpit Design
The cockpit is design to so to be comfortable as well as to enable maximum performance from the driver and the car.
Refined Micrometallic is used to provide luxury and style of the interior.
Available Carbon Fiber Sigma Elements
Carbon Fiber is not only used for the exterior but is also a perfect supplement to the cockpit of Audi R8.
Audi Parking System plus with Rearview Camera
As most car nowadays this one has a fantastic park systems with both rear and front cameras that will assist you and prevent any accidents.
Race-inspired Steering Wheel with Shift Paddles
The steering wheel is inspired from the Le Mans’ sport car and so is design to match the needs of the driver. The control of the car is extremely easy. The steering wheel is able to control trough buttons the navigation system, audio, video and also to shift the speed in the R-tronic equipped R8s.
Fine Nappa leather Seats and Elements
Audi R8 distinguishes from other sport cars with its comfortable interior. The fine Nappa leather seats are created to be comfortable. Even very little changes of the seat angel and position are possible in order to assure that you will take the most comfortable position for you while driving.
Other Luxury features
Driver information system with Lap-timer
The driver information system presents the most important things while driving such as MPG, navigation directions, estimated time and also enables you to connect your phone with it. It’s design in order with almost no efforts and loss of concentration to be able to control all other devices that you may need.
Audi Navigation System plus with Real-time Traffic
The navigation system is DVD based. It’s coming with full-color 6.5 inches LCD display and MMI- inspired control logic, real time traffic, six CDs slots, IPod integration, two SD card slots that will enable you to listen your favorite MP3s. Audi R8 2012 navigation system is significantly improved. It offers a detail color map and is design so to be very easy to get orientated.
Bang & Olufsen® Sound System
It consists of 12 speakers that provide 465 digitally amplified watts and surround sound reproduction.
Assembled By Hand
Every Audi R8 2012 is assembled by hand from the best Audi technician in order to assure only the best quality to the customers.
Features and specifications
5.2 vs 4.2 Features
Options and packages for Audi R8
Audi convenience package is design to make the driving experience easier. It includes rear and front cameras for the parking assistance system, Audi hill hold assistance, auto-dimming heated/folding exterior mirrors and storage space behind the seats enough to put medium size bag.
The package is inspired by the motorsport version of the car. The exterior elemens are exhaust tailpipes in black, iconic black single fram grill and 19 inchs 5-arm-double-spoke design titanium finish wheels with dry performance tires. The interior will include performance look with black Alcantara headliner and Piano Black inlays to finish the fantastic vision of that supercar.
The Leather Package includes Fine Nappa Leather seats, door inserts and door handles in leather. Colors available to choose from are Black, Limestone Gray, Luxor Beige, Tuscan Brown, or Red.
Enhanced Leather Package
If you want to make the driving even more luxurious and comfortable then this package will be a perfect supplement to your 2012 Audi R8. It offersextended black leather details such as dashboard, cowl and upper door trim.
Carbon Fiber Sigma Exterior Package
The available Carbon Fiber Sigma Exterior Package enhances the unmistakable exterior of the R8. The exclusive material is artfully integrated on the lower front bumper as well as the rear diffuser, creating a powerful and distinctive look.
Carbon Fiber Sigma or Piano Black inlays
The use of Carbon Fiber Sigma or Piano Black Interior Inlays further highlights the performance driven design of the R8 interior.
Carbon Fiber Sigma doorsill inserts
The interior features of the Audi R8 offer Carbon Fiber doorsills to add a sport look to the interior.
Carbon Fiber Sigma exterior mirrors
Powerful and efficient LED turn indicator lamps are artfully incorporated into the Carbon Fiber Sigma mirrors housings, complementing the modern and fluid design of the vehicle.
Audi MMI® Navigation plus with Audi music interface with iPod® cable
The DVD-based MMI® Navigation plus features real-time traffic, a full-color 6.5″ LCD screen and MMI-inspired control logic for AM/FM and satellite radio functions. Also included are two SD card slots and an iPod® interface.
Illuminated doorsill inserts
The stylish sill plates provide protection and illumination to the doorway and doorsills, complementing the overall interior excellence of the vehicle.
Carbon Ceramic Brakes
The optional carbon fiber-reinforced ceramic brakes have specially developed cooling ducts, which offer internal ventilation while providing excellent braking performance and fading stability.
Audi MMI® Navigation plus with real time traffic
MMI® Navigation plus with MMI control logic features a 6.5″ full-color LCD screen with 3D map display, radio with twin tuner, DVD drive for navigation DVD, audio or MP3 CDs (cannot be played when navigation system is being used), two integral MMC/SDHC card readers for MP3 files (up to 32 GB), AUX-IN connection, arrow display in driver information system, display of optical parking information
19″ 10-spoke-Y-design polished aluminum alloy wheels with summer performance tires
The aggressive look of the 19″ wheels is complemented by the summer performance tires that offer enhanced handling.
Carbon Fiber Sigma engine compartment inlays
The carbon fiber sigma engine compartment cover calls attention to the superlative performance of the Audi R8.
Carbon Fiber Sigma sideblade
An iconic feature of the Audi R8 is the sideblade. The Carbon Fiber Sigma sideblade makes a bold statement.
Oxygen Silver sideblade
An iconic feature of the Audi R8 is the sideblade. The Oxygen Silver sideblade makes a bold statement.
Full LED Headlights with LED daytime running lights
The R8 features an available full LED headlight system. High beam, low beam, daytime running lights and turn signals all offer brilliant illumination, long service life and low energy consumption.
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