Though we had talked about best of Audi cars in our top Audi cars list, we knew what we said for the R8 isn’t anywhere sufficient for, as without exaggeration, R8 is the best creation of Audi. There would hardly be any luxury cars list or top cars list that does not enlist an R8. Audi R8, the sports version was first and officially revealed in 2006. Shortly later in 2007 came a road version which used the successful sports car name, R8. Its success journey began then and seems to be never-ending. In all sense, it qualifies for an ‘Upper hand Supercar’ title.
With the 2016 World Performance Car awards, Audi R8 became the most successful car in WPC history. This is just one among the numerous achievements that the model has coined. Here, for all the Audi R8 fans, we are putting together the best of Audi R8 models in the lineup!
GT is a limited production model, with just and only 333 models produced globally from 2010 to 2013. One of the outstanding models among the R8s, R8 GT can fly to 62 miles per hour in just 3.6 seconds- making it one of the fastest accelerating R8s as well. It is relatively far lightweight, thanks to the lightweight aluminium, carbon fibre components and bucket seats, extra thin glass etc. And well, just look at it closely. We don’t need to explain too much to picture why this R8 has been, without a hitch, a roaring success!
Engine: 5.2 Litre V10
Power output: 552 Bhp
Number of units made: 333
Current market value: $240,000 (approx.)
Top speed hit: 199 miles per hour
Gear system: six speed robotised manual
Audi R8 V10 Plus
Now here is a head turner- the Audi which can be everything. An Audi that can be sharp and subtle and agile and comfortable all at the very same time. Acceleration? Well, this is a monster of speed. If you are like ‘oh I am into speedy stuff so much’, we recommend you to try the V10 plus to satiate your ‘need for speed’ With its 5.2 litre V10 that oozes 610 HP, and the Audi Quattro all-wheel drive system, it can sprint to 60 miles per hour in jaw-dropping 2.8 seconds. Yea, you can say it literally can fly- you will feel like being winded! Now add to its ridiculously and ghostly fast performance and luxury the heart-thudding R8 special look- the look that we expect to be very present in future productions.
Engine: 5.2 litre V10
Power output: 610 HP
Current market value: $165000 (approx. base)
Top speed hit: 205 miles per hour
Gear system: Seven speed automatic; Dual clutch, four wheel drive
Audi R8 V10 xXx Performance
Here is another V10 in our list along with some ‘tuning’ done by the German tuner XXX Performance. The whole name just seems to go well with whatever came out. Beneath that attractive blue hood, the model has got is a 5.2 litre which push out a whole of 650 Horse Power. The modification in it includes a new carbon air box, an ECU remapping, H&R coilover kit, sports exhaust system, new panels etc. It just takes 3.3 seconds for this Audi to lounge to 60 miles per hour from a perfect standstill.
Engine: 5.2 Litre V10
Power output: 650 HP
Number of units made: 666
Current market value: $430,000 (approx.)
Top speed hit: 200 miles per hour
Gear system: 6 speed manual transmission
R8 V8 limited edition
Looking at it, you would simply know why is it here in this top R8 list. With as low as 100 units ever built, this limited edition R8 coupe is kind of a ‘memorial’ of the German manufacturer’s victory (for the 10th time) in the marathon, 24 hours of Le Mans race. It can go from 0 to 62 miles per hour in a decent 4.6 seconds. A true contender in the best of Audi lineup.
Engine: 4.2 Litre V8
Power output: 424 HP
Number of units made: 100
Current market value: $175,000 (approx.)
Top speed hit: 187 miles per hour
Gear system: 6 speed manual or automatic R-Tronic transmission.
Audi R8 LMS ultra
The list would be incomplete without a real sporty version. LMS ultra, an improvised ‘track-only’ version in R8 line up, is particularly famous for its historical winning performance in the 24 hours of Nürburgring. Another important race in this race car’s history is its achievement in the 2012 24 hours of Spa. This rare R8 model was under production and use chiefly between 2012 and 2015. The 2015 version had pretty much of improvements and additions. The distinct body features include deeper sills, front splitter and larger intakes. With its improvised aerodynamics, updated transmission, carbon fibre construction and 5.2 litre FSI V10, LMS ultra can lounge from a standstill to 60 miles per hour in just 3.2 seconds.
Engine: 5.2 litre V10
Power output: 570 HP
Number of units made: 135
Current market value: $440,000
Top speed hit: 195 miles per hour
Gear system: six speed sequential transmission
We certainly love R8. How about you? What is your view on the best of Audi R8 list? Let us know in the comments section about the one you liked the most or if we have missed your favourite one in the R8 lineup.