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Friday, April 19, 2013

The new 2014 Audi R8 starts at $114,900 for the base V8 coupe


Been holding out for the new model year Audi R8s? Well, rest easy my fellow petrolheads as the Ingolstadt brand has just announced its official pricing for the sexy mid-engined luxury sports car. For just $114,900, you can pick up a base 2014 Audi R8 V8 complete with a manual transmission.

But should you want the Lamborghini-sourced V10 screamer, you’ll have to toss up $151,200 for the manual model. Interestingly enough, all autotragic R8s demand a hefty $9,100 premium over their manual counterparts. So if you’re really desperate for an automatic R8, selling your left leg might not be such a terrible idea after all.


“The launch of the R8 represented the turning point of the Audi brand and placed luxury on notice,” said Scott Keogh, President Audi of America, in the press release. “The 2014 R8 will continue to build upon that success for our halo sports car and for the Audi brand as a whole.”
The new 2014 Audi R8 is officially on sale as of April 11th, 2013
2014 Audi R8 model line pricing released; Tony Stark back in Audi R8 for Iron Man 3 premiere on May 3rd, 2013

Offering uncompromised performance and unmistakable design, the new 2014 Audi R8 model represents the pinnacle of Audi performance with the top up or down. The R8 has established itself as an icon in the short time since its introduction in 2008. The new 2014 Audi R8 is more dynamic and powerful than ever and is officially on sale as of April 11th, 2013.

The new Audi R8 has been further optimized thanks to numerous improvements, including an available new seven-speed S tronic transmission that improves the 0-60 mph time by 0.3 seconds on the R8 V10 Plus. The new S tronic transmission also significantly improves comfort through smoother gear shifts and greater efficiency. New full-LED headlamp design continues to give the R8 an unmistakable presence while standing still and at speed on the road or the track.

At the top of the range is the new R8 V10 Plus Coupe with 550 horsepower and 398 lb.-ft. of torque. Equipped with the available S tronic, it catapults from zero to 60 mph in 3.3 seconds and can achieve a top speed of 196 mph. It weighs approximately 130 lbs. less than the R8 V10 due to ceramic brakes, carbon fiber side blades, front splitter, rear diffuser, and spoiler; a smaller fuel tank; manual Alcantara® seats and reduced sound insulation in the engine bay.

The interior receives beautiful diamond-stitch leather seats as well as an available flat-bottom multi-function steering wheel among other improvements. “The launch of the R8 represented the turning point of the Audi brand and placed luxury on notice,” said Scott Keogh, President Audi of America. “The 2014 R8 will continue to build upon that success for our halo sports car and for the Audi brand as a whole.”

Tony Stark, played by actor Robert Downey Jr., will once again be back in the Audi R8 as his car of choice. Iron Man 3 debuts in movie theatres across the country on May 3rd, 2013.

2014 MY R8 Pricing*

R8 V8

Coupe
Manual $114,900
S tronic $124,000
Spyder

Manual $128,400
S tronic $137,500
R8 V10

Coupe
Manual $151,200
S tronic $160,300
Spyder

Manual $164,700
R8 V10 Plus

Coupe
Manual $170,545
S tronic $179,645
S tronic $173,800
* Manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP). MSRP excludes destination and deliver of $1,250 and gas guzzler tax of $3,000, option costs, tax, title, and license fees. Dealer sets actual price.

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