The New Audi R8 A Hotbed Of Automotive Technology

Audi presents its supercar entry for 2010 in the guise of the R8. The new R8 is a hotbed of automobile high technology; as with any excellent supercar, we should start with the engine. And what what an engine it is; Audi has placed a 5.2L ten cylinder engine in the new R8. Audi claims that the monster engine delivers five hundred twenty-five horsepower at eight thousand revolutions per minute, and three hundred pounds of torque at six thousand five hundred revolutions per minute. This engine, as claimed by the manufacturer, is able to propel the R8 from zero to sixty-two miles per hour in three and nine-tenths seconds.

The R8 also has a claimed top speed of two hundred miles per hour. The engine features sequential fuel induction through a dual overhead cam valve drivetrain. The engine runs on premium unleaded gasoline, and, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, returns twelve miles per gallon in city driving and twenty miles per gallon on the highway. This is amazing gas mileage considering we are describing a ten cylinder super-charged engine that has a top speed of over two hundred miles per hour. Other technical highlights include a six speed manual tranmission and a standard all wheel drive system.

Audi has also outfitted the R8 with the latest safety features; those features include anti-lock brakes, magnetic ride control, and electronic stability control. Luxury features on this premium supercar include power window and door locks, a trip computer, a Bang and Olufsen AM/FM stereo with CD changer and MP3 capability, and a DVD-based navigation system. If you are looking for a very fast supercar with all of the luxury amenities, Audi would love for you to take a look at the R8.

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