Tag Archive: Audi-R8

13 August
Audi R8 Targa

We already knew that there’s going to be a new Audi R8 by the end of the year, but the surprise it’s BIG. Our friends from WCF managed to spy on an Audi R8 Targa. These are the first spyshots of one of the best designed open-top super car. With a lot of luck, spy photographer at Carpix managed to catch it without any sorts of camouflage.


Though Targa may not be the actual name (we also heard of Convertible/Cabriolet and Spider) we like it.

What else? The most important is that it uses the 4.2 liter FSI engine that outputs 420 hp, and has two exhaust pipes (looks like the R8 V10 we spotted earlier?. Looking great. We’ll see it in Geneva, next March.

05 June
Audi R8 V10, Spied

 Audi R8 V10

Recently, Audi R8 V10 has been found at Nürburgring sporting with a latest chrome accented grille, oval exhausts tips and full LED headlamps. According to a leaked document the Audi R8 V10 will generate 525hp (386 kW) with its powerful 5.2 liter engine. The regular R8 V10 will probably be ready by June 2009 while the Spyder version is in March 2010. Both supercars will include the R-tronic sequential gearbox.

Source: RS6.com

08 February
Russian Driver Doing Circles with an Audi R8

Russia, middle of the day, a gorgeous super-car, an Audi R8 and a crazy driver. What can these lead to? Circles on the road. Is this safe? Of course not, but what can you expect from a filthy rich guy that wants to show off. The bad thing is that he’ll probably have to change those tires and the prices are high in Russia. He’ll have to spend a few thousands for the gums. If he’s that stupid, I’m sure he affords it.

06 February
Audi R8 “GodFather” TV Commercial during the SuperBowl

I’m sure you know what the SuperBowl means for advertisers and how much money they spend. Since on carblog we talk about cars here is how the Audi R8 “Godfather” TV commercial that really made me appreciate it even more. It’s very funny and if you take into consideration the sound of an R8, I’m sure you’ll hit play more than once. What do you think of it?

11 January
Audi R8 V12 TDI Concept - Official Video

Audi just released an official video of the new Audi R8 V12 TDI concept, that will be presented during the Detroit Motor Show. It has a supercharged V12 engine that develops 500-hp and 1000 Nm torque, goes up to 300km/h and hits the hundred (100km/h) in 4.2 seconds. If we’re to trust Audi, this diesel engine should have a 10liter/100km mixed fuel consumption, which is great for 500-hp.

The new Audi R8 V12 TDI should be available mid 2009. Here is the official video.

22 November
888-hp Audi R8 (or R888) from MTM

Audi R8 by MTM

Audi R8 is not only appealing to drivers, but also to tuners and since the Germans like to modify cars - and they are pretty good at it, you should know this one is coming from MTM, those crazy guys that built the Audi TT Bimoto twin-engine with 780hp. They built it for a European customer and presented their tuned Audi R8 at the Dubai Motor Show. Here is what we found out on it:

  • a 4.2 liter engine with a turbocharger system that sports 888-hp
  • 610lb-ft-torque
  • R-tronic transmission
  • does 0 - 60mph in 3 seconds
  • is electronically limited at 223mph (360 km/h)

If you can afford it, I don’t think MTM will decline your offer to change your R8 into an R888 for €280,000. By the way, great wheels, don’t you think?

Audi R888 by MTM

Source: AutoBlogNL

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