The exterior design of the Audi R8 coupe has always been beautifully proportioned. That said, it's not a classically beautiful car, and many will say that the design has become too edgy and feels almost forced. This is mainly because of the oddly shaped front intake grilles below the LED headlights - LED and laser headlights are standard on the quattro version. Still, we do like the three little slots below the hood, and those sweeping front arches that house 20-inch wheels. At the rear, LED taillights feature along with a massive diffuser that is home to dual exhaust tips. These are chrome on the RWD version and black on the quattro model. A retractable spoiler is also included, but quattro models get a fixed wing and many carbon accents.
The dimensions of the R8 are typical for a supercar of this class, and as we've already mentioned, this is a nicely proportioned machine. It carries a length of 174.4 inches with a wheelbase measuring 104.3 inches. Height is just 48.7 inches from the ground while the width is rated at 76.4 inches excluding the side mirrors. The RWD model has a base curb weight of 3,571 pounds, but the quattro model has a higher rating of 3,638 lbs.
|Audi R8 Coupe Trims||5.2 V10 performance RWD||5.2 V10 performance quattro|
|Max Width||76.4 in.||76.4 in.|
|Length||174.4 in.||174.4 in.|
|Height||48.7 in.||48.7 in.|
|Wheelbase||104.3 in.||104.3 in.|
|Audi R8 Coupe Trims||Curb Weight|
|5.2 V10 performance RWD||3,594 lbs.|
|5.2 V10 performance quattro||3,638 lbs.|
|Wheels Type||Aluminum Wheels|
|Front Wheel Size||20" x 8.5"|
|Rear Wheel Size||20" x 11"|
As standard, the base R8 can be had in Ibis White or Vegas Yellow, but if you're willing to shell out a little more, you get access to metallic hues like Florett Silver, Kemora Gray, Mythos Black, Suzuka Gray, and Tango Red. A pearl hue called Daytona Gray is also offered, but all of them carry the same surcharge of $595. If that's not extravagant enough for you, the crystal finish of Ara Blue will put a $1,075-sized dent in your checkbook, but again, even that can be outdone. Audi exclusive special colors can be mixed up at $3,900, or you can get matte exclusive special finishes for a whopping $6,800. Brake calipers are black as standard, but red is available for 700 bucks, or you can get blue calipers on the quattro model as part of a $5,200 package.