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The new, updated Audi R8

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The pre-launch of the Audi R8 V10 has been kicked off and VIP customers in South Africa have seen deliveries of their vehicle. The official retail launch has been set from the 1st of April 2021.

The V10 engine is highly responsive and sports a throaty sound. 5.2 FSI generates 449kW of power and 560Nm of torque which allows stellar performance figures like a 3.2-second to reach 100km/h for the Coupé and 3.3-seconds for the Spyder. This beaut is fitted with a standard R8 sport exhaust system and a 7-speed S tronic transmission. A performance sports suspension, optional dynamic steering and electromechanical power steering promises effortless, precise handling and manoeuvring. Furthermore, the Performance mode adopts three extra programs- dry, wet and snow that adjust to road conditions.

Available in two colours, titanium or matte bronze, the 20-inch Audi Sport wheels have a V-spoke Evo design. Additionally, there is also the option of 20-inch 5-double spoke dynamic style alloy. The Singleframe grille has been widened and flattened while the headlights have been dimmed. As a standard, the R8 will be coated in a high-gloss black styling package but customers also have the option of the new Kemora grey and Ascari blue. Inside, the R8 has Nappa leather with diamond stitching and upholstery colours consist of red, white or black.

The MMI system and Audi virtual cockpit have been united for the driver’s convenience as it allows them to easily switch between the two. Both are integrated with intuitive technology and feature and both can be controlled via the multifunctional steering wheel. A rear view camera, electric and folding exterior mirrors, comfort key, parking aid plus, R8 sport seats, seat heaters, tyre mobility kit with a tyre pressure monitoring system and many other features can be found on the R8.

Customers who pre-ordered will receive a reward for their loyalty to the brand thanks to the brand’s pre-launch strategy. It should also be noted that the R8 will be named the Audi R8 Coupé/Spyder V10 performance quattro which is parallel to the most potent RS models.

Pricing is as follows and includes taxes and a five year Audi Freeway Plan:

Audi R8 Coupé V10 performance quattro    R3,336,000

Audi R8 Spyder V10 performance quattro   R3,592,500