The 2014 Audi R8 is a two-seat mid-engine exotic supercar in V8 Coupe and Convertible (Spyder), 2014 Audi R8 V10 Coupe and Convertible and Coupe V10 Plus trim levels. The standard equipment on the 2014 Audi R8 includes 19-inch wheels with summer tires, an adaptive suspension, the Cruise control, full LED lighting, climate control, heated eight-way power seats, leather and imitation suede upholstery, an auto-dimming rearview mirror mirrors, Bluetooth and a seven-speaker sound system with six-disc CD changer, AUX jack and satellite radio. The 2014 Audi R8 Comfort Package adds rearview camera, , front and rear parking sensors, power-folding mirrors and interior storage nets. Carbon-ceramic brakes, a fully leather-covered interior, a faux suede headliner, a navigation system, an iPod interface and a 12-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system are also available.
The 2014 Audi R8 Convertible adds an electrically powered soft top and a retractable rear window, which doubles as a wind deflector. The 2014 Audi R8 V10 Convertible has these features and a V10 engine, different suspension settings, different wheels, Comfort package, premium leather, the navigation system and the Bang & Olufsen audio system. The R8 V10 Coupe has all these amenities as well. The coupe-only 2014 Audi R8 V10 Plus model includes all V10 Coupe equipment and a higher output engine, carbon ceramic brakes and an abundance of carbon trim. However, for further weight saving, it has a smaller tank and deletes the adaptive chassis and power seats. Other lengths 2014 Audi R8 model provides a host of carbon fiber exterior and interior packages. The coupe with alternative “side blade” surfaces are fitted.
2014 Audi R8 Interior
There are some subtle changes to the interior of the 2014 Audi R8. It is a thicker steering wheel rim with perforated paneling and new paddle shifters (S tronic only), Available diamond stitching for the Napa leather seats; new gloss Black Genuine aluminum elements; adding leather upholstery in general. As in the past, the R8 has a finely crafted cabin with class materials.
The lightweight 2014 Audi R8 seats are comfortable for long distance service and the seating position fits a wide range of people. We like the center console of the elegant blow away from the driver, but that means that important controls require an uncomfortable reach. In addition, the navigation and audio controls are intuitively plausible dash-mounted MMI knob and constellation of the buttons below the screen is operated. Compared to the electronic interfaces in the Mercedes SLS AMG and Porsche 911, the 2014 Audi R8 is clearly outdated. However, a really smart idea is to integrate the Bluetooth microphone for the driver’s seat.
Audi says there is enough space behind the seats 2014 Audi R8 Coupe for a couple of golf bags, but you’d have to Country Club Transportation pretty hard to try that. The 3.5-cubic-foot trunk front bulky and barely enough room for a travel bag. As such, the 2014 Audi R8 is not the best choice for long-distance travel. The 2014 Audi R8 Spyder ‘roof can be operated at speeds up to 31 mph. It takes about 20 seconds in each direction to transform. The Spyder thermal resistant leather seats effectively lower surface temperature, which is a nice attribute for open-top driving.
2014 Audi R8 Engine
The 2014 Audi R8 is powered by a 4.2-liter V8 behind the passenger compartment, which sends 430 horsepower and 317 pound-feet of torque through an AWD system is mounted. A six-speed manual transmission with a closed metal slide is standard, while a new seven-speed dual-clutch automated manual transmission, such as S tronic is known, is optional and includes steering-wheel shift paddles. In performance testing, the R8 V8 with the gated transmission went from zero to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds. EPA-estimated fuel economy rings at 11 mpg city / 20 mpg highway and 14 mpg with the manual and 14/23/17 with S tronic combined.
Equipped with either transmission, the 2014 Audi R8 V10 features a 5.2-liter V10 that produces 525 horsepower and 391 pounds-ft of torque. In performance tests, the 2014 Audi R8 V10 coupe with the manual went from zero to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds, and the V10 Spyder in the manual, did it in 3.9 seconds. EPA-estimated fuel economy is 12/19/14 with the manual and 13/22/16 with S tronic. The 2014 Audi R8 V10 plus increases power to 550 hp and 398 lb-ft of torque. Either transmission is available. When considering an S tronic equipped V10 Plus pushed to 60 mph in just 3.4 seconds. EPA-estimated fuel economy is 13/22/16 or 19/12/14 with the manual transmission.
2014 Audi R8 Safety
Standard safety equipment includes antilock disc brakes, stability control, side airbags and knee airbags. Front and rear parking sensors and a rearview camera are standard or optional depending on the equipment. This year, to lose weight and to assist in the cooling Audi has the design of non-ceramic brake discs used for all models, modified, except for the 2014 Audi R8 V10 plus. Prior to this change in brake testing, several Audi R8 to a stop from 60 mph from 104 to 106 meters, which is get on very well. Meanwhile, a 2014 R8 V10 Plus with carbon-ceramic brakes to a halt in 106 meters.