By Robin Jay
Exuding extravagant modern elegance, the striking Audi R8 sedan is the unprecedented pinnacle of performance – taking technology to new heights in a sports car that’s more dynamic than ever before with a seven-speed S tronic transmission. Propelling from 0 to 60 mph in a mere 3.3 seconds, the powerful R8 musters a top speed of 196 mph, producing true race-winning technology. Exceptional performance features have equipped the Audi R8 to garner prestigious wins at all of the foremost auto races, including Daytona and the famed Neurburgring.
Take a Seat
The innovative, ultralightweight 2014 R8 model incorporates a number of compelling aesthetic modifications – such as the LED headlights, hexagonal single-frame grille, newly designed side mirrors and sizable, round tailpipes.
Audi’s engineers devised the R8 interior around a driver-oriented cockpit with diamond-stitch leather seats and a leather-covered multifunction sports steering wheel. The new R8 badge accentuates the steering wheel, gearshift lever, door sill trims, instrument duster and the start screen onboard monitor.
The R8 showcases unconventional technology options for which Audi is renowned, including the Audi MMI Navigation plus and a Bang & Olufsent Sound System. The Coupe and Spyder R8s are equipped with a Bluetooth microphone in the seatbelt to reduce wind noise while the driver is talking through the Bluetooth system. Seats in the Spyder model are fabricated with thermal-resistant leather, reducing the surface temperature by up to 68 degrees on sweltering days.
“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.”
To test-drive the 2014 Audi R8, visit Prestige Imports in Miami.