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2011 Audi R8 Coupe

2011 Audi R8 Review

(5 Stars)  As accessible as supercars get

Reviewed by Automobile Magazine on

Overview
The supercar or R8 as it is called, is Audi's response to other hot rod vehicles like Corvette, Viper and other high powered performance vehicles on the market. These vehicles roots come from the Lamborghini Gallardo and with the Audi touch comes a very nice vehicle that offer the highest levels of performance and looks that could kill. This may be one of Audi's more expensive vehicles starting around $150,000 but it is very reasonably priced when compared to other supercars in its class.

You can get this vehicle equipped with either a V-8 or V-10 engine and the magnesium space frame sheds off plenty of extra pounds to make this vehicle fast, light and a cornering machine thanks to Audi's Quattro all wheel drive system. The R8 Spyder has been around for a while and each year there are some mild cosmetic changes to the body and engine, but there is no reason to change perfection. Don't plan on packing away much luggage in the trunk or getting a fuel efficient ride from this rocket with seats.

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2011 R8 Base Coupe Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 4.2L V eight-cylinder DOHC with variable valve timing
Premium unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: EPA (08):, 13 MPG city, 18 MPG highway, 15 MPG combined and 357 mi. range
Gasoline direct fuel injection
23.8gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 430 hp @ 7,800 rpm; 317 ft lb of torque @ 4,500 rpm

'11 Audi Coupe Reviews

First Drive: 2012 Audi R8 GT First Drive: 2012 Audi R8 GT

'11 Audi Coupe Standard Equipment

  Braking and Handling  
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Four Wheel ABS
  Climate Control  
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Front Air Conditioning
  Convenience  
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Auto On Headlights
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Cruise Control
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Keyless Entry
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Power Locks
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Power Outlet(s)
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Power Windows
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Steering Wheel Scope
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Steering Wheel Tilt
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Trip Computer
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Vehicle Information Center
  Exterior  
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Rear Spoiler
  Interior  
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Cargo Net
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Cup Holders
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Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
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Premium Interior Trim
  Safety  
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Auto Day/Night Mirror
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Auto Dimming Mirrors
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Daytime Running Lights
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Driver Air Bag
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Engine Immobilizer
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Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
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Heated Outside Mirrors
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HID Headlights
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Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
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Knee Air Bag
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Limited Slip Differential
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Parking Distance Control
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Passenger Air Bag
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Rear View Camera
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Side Air Bag(s)
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Stability Control
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Theft Deterrent System
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Traction Control
  Seats  
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Dual Power Seats
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Heated Front Seats
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Leather Seats
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc Changer
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
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Satellite Radio
  Technology  
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Blue Tooth Compatible
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Homelink Universal Transmitter
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Navigation System
  Tires and Wheels  
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Alloy Wheels
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Wheel Locks
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