2008 Audi R8 Coupe quattro

2008 Audi R8 Coupe quattro

MODELS

Body Style Engine Transmission Retail

2 Door Coupe (50-State) 4.2, FSI, 8 CYL., 420 HP 6-speed manual quattro $109,000

2 Door Coupe (50-State) 4.2, FSI, 8 CYL., 420 HP Auto R tronic quattro $118,000

FUEL ECONOMY:

City 13.0 mpg 13.0 mpg

Highway 20.0 mpg 18.0 mpg

Combined 15.0 mpg 15.0 mpg

Gass Guzzler $2,100 $2,100

ENGINE:

V8 spark-ignition engine with FSI Direct Injection, 4-valve technology, two light-alloy cylinder heads both with double overhead

camshafts (DOHC), two inlet valves, two sodium-cooled exhaust valves, intake manifold with integrated charge movement and naturally-aspirated high-revving setup to 8250 rpm

Arrangement Mid mounted, longitudinal

Bore 3.33 in. 84.5 mm

Stroke 3.65 in. 92.8 mm

Displacement 254 cu. in. 4,163 ccm

Compression ratio 12.5 : 1

Fuel requirement
Premium unleaded

Horsepower (SAE) 420 hp @ 7,800 rpm 309 kW

Torque 317 lbs.ft. @ 4,500 – 6,000 rpm 430 Nm

About the Author:

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a member of the North American Car and Truck of the Year (NACTOY), Women's World Car of the Year (WWCOTY), and the Concept Car of the Year.

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