Audi R8

185mph The Audi R8 (Typ 42) is a mid-engine, 2-seater sports car, which uses Audi's trademark quattro permanent all-wheel drive system. It was introduced by the German automaker Audi AG in 2006. The car was exclusively designed, developed, and manufactured by Audi AG's high performance private subsidiary company, quattro GmbH, and is based on the Lamborghini Gallardo platform.[9] The fundamental construction of the R8 is based on the Audi Space Frame,[4] and uses an aluminium monocoque which is built around space frame principles. The car is built by quattro GmbH in a newly renovated factory at Audi's 'aluminium site' at Neckarsulm in Germany.[4] In 2005, Audi announced that the name of the successful Audi R8 race car would be used for a new road car in 2007, the Audi R8, based on the Audi Le Mans quattro concept car, appearing at the 2003 International Geneva Motor Show, and 2003 Frankfurt International Motor Show. The R8 road car was officially launched at the Paris Auto Show on 30 September 2006. There was some confusion with the name, which the car shares with the 24 Hours of Le Mans winning R8 Le Mans Prototype (LMP). 6-time 24 Hours of Le Mans winner Jacky Ickx described the R8 as "the best handling road car today".[10] The Audi R8 is used as a safety car in Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters and British Superbike Championship racing series. The R8 is due to be replaced with a brand new model in calendar year 2014.[11] The highest output version of Audi's new 4.0 liter V8 twin-turbocharged engine is expected to power the new car. This engine is scheduled to be previewed as a detuned version in the 2012 Audi S8—with 518 hp (386 kW) on tap.[citation needed] In the R8 application it is expected to produce about 600 hp.[citation needed] Combined with an approximate 200 lb (91 kg) weight loss, the new R8 is expected to compete well with the new Porsche 997 twin turbo model and will likely perform significantly better than the current R8 GT with a 0--60 mph time in 3.2 seconds and a quarter mile in less than 11 seconds. A dual clutch automated gearbox will be offered for the first time.

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Audi R8 Spyder massive crash
Follow me on Facebook and Instagram! Facebook.com/JTPhotos / Instagram @speedracer38 This is an unbelievable view of a car crash happening at a high rate of speed. Please drive carefully! In 2011 while on the Bullrun rally I witnessed a massive accident unfold right in front of me. The driver of the Audi R8 Spyder was changing lanes and did not see the Mercedes SL55 next to him and made contact with the car at a high rate of speed. Once he made contact with the Mercedes the R8 bounced off and lost control causing him to slam into the back of a Honda. Both the Audi and the Honda entered the fast lane where the car I was riding in was traveling and we came extremely close to being tangled up in the accident as well. The Mercedes that was involved in the accident was owned by Ice T and he pulled over to check the damage to his car and was able to continue driving. The cause of the accident according to the police report was a blown out tire and the Audi R8 was a total write off.





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