2009 Audi R8

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2009 audi r8 Reviews and News

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The Audi R8 is stunning in this monochromatic color pallete. The only glaring omission is a set of blacked-out wheels. I think bright alloys look wrong on a car that's otherwise devilishly dark and mysterious. Not everyone will love the dark interior, but it does reduce glare on sunny days.
0910 04 Z+2009 Audi R8 R Tronic+front Three Quarter View
Having the Audi R8 back on Liberty Street is great. I agree with Phil that black-on-black color scheme on this R8 is pretty slick. I'm afraid adding black wheels would just contribute to the vehicle's batmobile-ish features it already possesses. I do like the black interior far more than our recently departed four-seasons Limestone Gray. It's easier on the eyes, looks classy, and allows the carbon fiber and chrome accents to really stand out.
0910 05 Z+2009 Audi R8 R Tronic+front Interior
The R Tronic single-clutch transmission is definitely a compromise. This racing-derived gearbox reportedly works great on the track, and it's better when you put the car in sport mode, but it's extremely herky-jerky in daily driving around town. I'm also told that R Tronic works better with the V-10 engine in the new R8 5.2, but I haven't yet driven that car.
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There are few tasks in life I can perform better than a computer can, but apparently, engaging a clutch and shifting a transmission is one of them.
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I've heard that this R tronic transmission performs much better on the track when shifting at wide-open throttle. Unfortunately, I drove this R8 on a wet night in moderate traffic, so I lived with the perplexingly abrupt calibration of the gearbox. Unfortunately, I wasn't aware of the lift-throttle manual shift technique, so even when I was pulling on paddles, I found the shifts to be unacceptably rough. The transmission's sport mode is also quite extreme. Feather-foot the gas pedal, and the car still rockets from a stop like a full-throttle launch, shifting north of 6000 rpm. Very strange.
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2009 Audi R8 R Tronic
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While the forthcoming Audi R8 Spyder is no secret, rumor has it that Audi will unveil an electric-powered version of its supercar at the 2009 Frankfurt Auto Show this fall.
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Instead of: an 2009 Aston Martin DBS, consider: a 2009 Jaguar XK-R
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Instead of: a 2009 Porsche 911, consider: a 2009 Porsche Cayman
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Instead of: a 2009 Bentley Arnage, consider: a 2009 Chrysler 300C
0902 01 Pl+2009 All Star+2009 Audi R8
The Outgoing Automobile of the Year:  Audi R8
The Best-Ever Jaguar Sedan:  Jaguar XF
The Master of Space Utilization:  Honda Fit
The Class Act Among People Movers:  Ford Flex
The Roots Rocker:  Volkswagen GTI
The Awesome Brute:  Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
The Evergreen Sports Car:  Porsche 911
The Unrestrained Powerhouse:  Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG
The Perennial Award Winner:  BMW 3-series
The Underrated American:  Chevrolet Malibu
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As brutal a machine as Audi's R8 may be, there's an even more potent form made explicitly for the track.; Courtesy of Audi Sport, there's this: the Audi R8 GT3.

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2009 Audi R8 Specifications

Quick Glance:
Engine
4.2L V8Engine
Fuel economy City:
12 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
19 MPG
Horsepower:
420 hp @ 7800rpm
Torque:
317 ft lb of torque @ 4500rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer RearABS
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)
Vehicle
50,000 miles / 48 months
Powertrain
50,000 miles / 48 months
Corrosion
Unlimited miles / 144 months
Roadside
Unlimited miles / 48 months
IIHS Best Pick
N/R
IIHS Roof Strength
N/R
NHTSA Rating Overall
Not Applicable
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
Not Tested
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
Not Tested
NHTSA Rating Front Side
Not Tested
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
Not Tested
NHTSA Rating Rollover
N/R
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
N/R
IIHS Overall Side Crash
N/R
IIHS Rear Crash
N/R

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