The 2014 Audi R8 officially went on sale yesterday and starts at $114,900.
The 2014 Audi R8 officially went on sale yesterday and starts at $114,900. The 2014 Audi R8 has received a few updates including an available new seven-speed S tronic transmission that improves the 0-60 mph time by 0.3 seconds on the R8 V10 Plus. New full-LED headlamp design continues to give the R8 an unmistakable presence while standing still and at speed on the road or the track.
At the top of the range is the new R8 V10 Plus Coupe with 550 horsepower and 398 lb.-ft. of torque. Equipped with the available S tronic, it catapults from zero to 60 mph in 3.3 seconds and can achieve a top speed of 196 mph. It weighs approximately 130 lbs. less than the R8 V10 due to ceramic brakes, carbon fiber side blades, front splitter, rear diffuser, and spoiler; a smaller fuel tank; manual Alcantara seats and reduced sound insulation in the engine bay. The R8 V10 Plus starts at $170,545.
The 2014 R8’s interior gets diamond-stitch leather seats as well as an available flat-bottom multi-function steering wheel. “The launch of the R8 represented the turning point of the Audi brand and placed luxury on notice,” said Scott Keogh, President Audi of America. “The 2014 R8 will continue to build upon that success for our halo sports car and for the Audi brand as a whole.”