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Audi R8

Tue, 03 Oct 2006 00:00:00 -0700

Audi has unveiled the new R8 supercar, closely based on the Le Mans concept that was shown three years ago in Frankfurt. The two-seat car uses a shortened version of the Lamborghini Gallardo platform, and is powered by a 4.2-liter V8 using FSI technology first introduced by the A2.

Like the now-obsolete small car the R8 is also constructed of an aluminum space-frame, keeping weight down to 1360kg. This combines with 420PS to give a 0-60 time of 4.6s. Sales start early next year priced from US$132,000. Key dimensions are: length 4431mm, width 1904mm, height 1249mm.

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