Audi’s supercar entry, the R8 was first introduced back in 2006. Since then it’s only gone through minor updates. It’s as iconic today as it was when it was introduced. The R8 is available in either hard-top coupe or spyder convertible models. Join host Elizabeth Kreft as she test drives and reviews this very cool, very fast sports car.
Vehicle: 2012 Audi R8 Spyder
Base Price: $136,800
Price as tested: $148,925
Engine: 4.2 Liter DOHC V8, FSI direct fuel injection
Transmission: 6-speed R-Tronic
Horsepower: 430 hp @ 7,900 rpm
Torque: 316 lb-ft @ 4,500 rpm – 6,000 rpm
0-60 MPH: 4.2 seconds
1/4-mile time: 12.5 sec.
Top speed: 185 MPH
Warranty: 4 yr/50,000 mile limited vehicle warranty
Fuel economy (EPA miles per gallon rating): 13 city / 21 highway MPG
Tires: Pirelli PZero 235/35/R19 front, 305/30/R19 rear
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