2021 Audi R8 has introduced the initial coupe and rear-wheel drive in the 532 hp Spider version. This configuration replaces last year’s base offering, which was equipped with a 522 hp V-10 engine and all-wheel drive.
To now get an all-wheel drive, you need to upgrade to the more expensive and more powerful high-performance R8 model with 602 hp.
Choosing between standard models and performance models is a difficult decision. For starters, the 532 hp V-10 also offers incredible acceleration and the same rumble as the 602 hp version.
Engine, Performance, and Transmission
The V-10 R8 engine comes in two horsepower options – both powerful enough to knock out unexpected occupants and can burn your ears with a second universal exhalation. R8’s seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, but not the most comfortable.
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The Audi R8 base comes standard with adjustable hubs, while high-performance models have a more aggressive fixed-tilt setup.
The two protrusions absorb very well and provide a pleasant driving experience that you can take with you on long, tireless journeys.
Interior and Comfort Audi R8
Minimalism has never been so luxurious Audi R8. Combining a dashboard and infotainment devices, Audi offers a pleasantly simple layout and beautifully designed gaming seats, as well as a high-resolution digital instrument panel that is central to the R8’s cabin.
It allows a slight alteration of the heel and the internal structure and interior: Black, gray, gray, and red leather are available with a flat or stitched pattern and with matching or contrasting seams.
All in all, it’s a well-designed cab with simple access controls, including amenities like a power button on the steering wheel. No one buys a supercar for convenience, and the R8 doesn’t break the trend in the segment by delivering real cargo.
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Infotainment and Connectivity
The 2021 Audi R8 high-resolution navigation is standard and the system can be controlled via voice commands, buttons on the steering wheel, or the control wheel in the center console.
Integrated Wi-Fi 4G LTE access point as standard; Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are also available.
2021 Audi R8
- mid-engine, all-wheel-drive, 2-passenger coupe or convertible
- coupe, $172,850; Spyder, $185,050; Performance coupe, $198,850; Performance Spyder, $211,050
- DOHC 40-valve 5.2-liter V-10, 562 or 602 hp, 406 or 413 lb-ft
- 7-speed dual-clutch automatic
- Wheelbase: 104.3 in
- Length: 174.4 in
- Width: 76.4 in
- Height: 48.7–48.9 in
- Passenger volume: 50 cu ft
- Cargo volume: 4–8 cu ft
- Curb weight (C/D est): 3700–3950 lb
PERFORMANCE (C/D EST)
- 60 mph: 2.8–3.0 sec
- 100 mph: 6.4–7.3 sec
- ¼-mile: 10.7–11.3 sec
- Top speed: 201–205 mph
EPA FUEL ECONOMY
- Combined/city/highway: 16/13/20 mpg