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Description

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 car manufacturer Audi AG in 2006.

The car is exclusively designed, developed, and manufactured by Audi AG's high performance private subsidiary company, Audi Sport GmbH and is based on the Lamborghini Gallardo platform. The fundamental construction of the R8 is based on the Audi Space Frame, and uses an aluminium monocoque which is built using space frame principles. The car is built by quattro GmbH in a newly renovated factory at Audi's 'aluminium site' at Neckarsulm in Germany.

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 (designed by Frank Lamberty and Julian Hoenig), appearing at the 2003 International Geneva Motor Show, and 2003 Frankfurt International Motor Show. The R8 development program began in 2004, Lamberty's design being approved and frozen for production. Production body prototypes began field testing in January 2006. 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".

It is also the first production car with full-LED headlamps.

Specifications

Overall the Audi R8 has pretty good specs and is a decent car to choose if you want a nice cheap supercar to earn you money fast. It is also known to beat most cars sold from Auto's in drag races when fully upgraded.

Max Speed

For one of the cheapest Supercars, the max speed on the Audi R8 is very good. The max speed can be increased a lot.

Acceleration

The acceleration on the Audi R8 is good but not the best. However, it can be increased to make the car a little faster.

Braking

The braking on this car is good (0.7). This car could go from any speed and stop fairly quickly, even at max speed.

Handling

The handling on this car is its main let down. It does not turn very well around corners, even going quite slowly. Not a car for the race track. From personal experience, the R8's handling is so bad, you could be going at a decent speed down a road, tap the A or D, and make a 45˚ angle turn. Handling is the only downside to this car.

Upgrades

When fully upgraded, the Audi R8 packs a real punch for its size. With the max speed improved, this car can conquer almost all cars.

Max Speed

The Max Speed, when compared to the unmodified R8, is significantly higher, topping at about 445 KPH.

Acceleration

Acceleration is also significantly improved when compared to the unmodified version. Approximately 0.20 seconds are chopped off to accelerate from 0-100 KPH.

Braking

Braking, like all cars, can be edited with different brakes, the best being the racing brakes. With these equipped, the braking stat is a good 0.75.

Handling

Handling is the same as stated above.