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2016 Audi R8 LMS now available for order

The Audi R8 LMS race car has gone on sale after its debut earlier this year at the Geneva motor show. Audi claims that about half the parts in the track-only R8 LMS are shared with the road-going R8. The LMS is compliant with the FIA's latest GT3 race specs, which start taking effect next year and will be in force until at least 2018...

2016 Audi R8 Spyder spy photos

The second-generation Audi R8 Spyder has been spotted at and around the Nurburgring by our team of spy photographers. Despite the layer of swirly camouflage plastered all over its body, it's clear the new R8 Spyder isn't a radical departure from the coupe that it's based in. The new convertible R8 will continue with a electronically operated soft top, which once again features flying buttress layout at the rear...

Audi Sport 'sub-brand' pilot tested in Australia

The Audi Sport ‘sub brand’ has arrived in Australia, which will serve as a global pilot market for the program alongside the UK. The Audi Sport moniker has been set up to more clearly delineate Audi’s hardcore sports car (RS models and the R8) and racing activities from the rest of the brand — in essence, it’s the new forward-facing name for its quattro GmbH subsidiary (Audi’s version of AMG or BMW M)...

Audi R8 program manager speaks on working alongside Lamborghini

Cross pollination between Audi and sister company Lamborghini has resulted in a better R8 and Huracan alike, according to technical program manager for the R8, Alwyn Watkins. In a candid conversation with CarAdvice, Watkins spoke in glowing terms of working across platforms with Lamborghini engineers...

Audi R8 won't go turbo any time soon

It seems the Audi R8 won’t be heading down the populist road of forced induction any time soon, no doubt a positive insight for fans of the sharp throttle response that only a highly tuned naturally aspirated engine can deliver. “At the moment I would say no,” said Jurgen Konigstedt, Audi's head of development for V6, V8 and V10 engines, when CarAdvice posed the question at the international launch of the new R8 last week...

2016 Audi R8 specifications

We don't often start stories with a quote, but on this occasion we will. “The new 2016 Audi R8 V10 Plus is the most powerful and fastest production Audi ever,” says the Ingolstadt marque's board member for technical development Ulrich Hackenberg. “With the new Audi R8, our engineers are transferring their bundled racing expertise from the race track to the road...

2016 Audi R8 - five interesting facts

Audi has deftly avoided any potential ‘rubbish sequel’ comments by delivering a second-generation R8 that is every bit as appealing as the first version. Perhaps even more so given the power and torque increases along with an upgraded all-round package. The new Audi R8 is sharper, more deliberate, subtly different, but similar enough to only enhance the original styling cues that fans of the super sportscar loved...

Headlight Comparison : Laser v LED v HID Xenon v Halogen

Modern headlights are a technology that is hardly explained or discussed. It's mainly due to their complexity and also as it's no where near as sexy as say power or torque figures, but when it comes to night time driving, a set of well positioned and operating headlights can be life saving. There are four major types of headlights used in modern cars today, the most basic of which is Halogen...

Audi R8 e-tron Piloted Driving concept debuts at CES Asia

The Audi R8 e-tron Pilot Driving concept car has made its official debut at the first ever CES Asia in Shanghai, China. According to Audi, the Pilot Driving version of the second-generation R8 e-tron is equipped with a laser scanner, front and rear radars, a number of video cameras and a slew of ultrasonic sensors...

Five-cylinder Audi R8, Lamborghini Huracan a possibility - report

Thanks to tax laws in China, the German car maker has considered engineering a five-cylinder version of its Audi R8 and Lamborghini Huracan supercars. Stephan Reil, head of engineering at Quattro, told Car and Driver that although no approval has been given for such a car and no engineering is currently under way, the possibility "has been talked about"...

Second-generation Audi R8 e-tron EV detailed

The 2015 Audi R8 e-tron electric supercar will have 340kW of power and a remarkable 920Nm of torque, sprint from 0-100km/h in 3.9 seconds and offer a range in excess of 450km. The second-generation of Audi’s halo product and technological testing guinea pig thereby more than doubles the range over the original small-batch model, as laid down by Audi’s board member for technical development Ulrich Hackenberg, long a champion of the project...