With the help of John Matras from CarBuzzard.com, we got footage of the 2008 Audi R8 at Pocono Raceway in Pennsylvania. You may recognize the R8 as the Audi Le Mans Quattro concept car or the RSQ Concept (think I, Robot), but the R8 is not longer just a concept. The R8, which comes with the same 4.2 L V8 that is in the RS4, will be available summer 2008. For the 6-speed manual, pricing will start at $109,000 but for the R-Tronic version (like our tester), pricing will start at $118,000. The R8’s V8 puts out 420hp at 7,800rpm and 317 lb-ft of torque at 4,500rpm, blowing through a quarter mile in 12.5 seconds.
Want to see more of Audi’s supercar? Watch our video and let us know if this two-seater is worth the price.
You can also watch the 2008 R8 Video on YouTube.