• The 2008 Canadian Audi R8.

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The 2008 Canadian Audi R8.
2008 Audi R8 Canadian Specifications
This accompaniment to our European hardcover book is designed to provide you with Canadian
specifications, standards, options, packages and colours for the Audi R8. With numerous options and
packages to choose from, the ability to tailor your car precisely rests in your hands. Our goal is to
make buying your R8 nearly as rewarding as driving one.
Revise Your List Of Dream Cars
The Audi R8. It’s inspired by every great idea Audi’s ever had. From legendary Auto Union racecars, to
the unrivalled quattro® all-wheel drive, to the dominant R8 of Le Mans fame. We’ve gathered over 90
years of these brilliant ideas and transformed them into one transcendent sports car. A vehicle that
not only shines on the track, but on everyday highways and byways. A vehicle that embodies Audi’s
belief in Advancement through Technology: Vorsprung durch Technik.
2008 Audi R8 Specifications
More than a mere adjunct: the transmission
Suspension
The dynamic character of a sports car stems not only from its performance and torque:
the transmission ratios have to be right, too. The transmission in the R8 has six of these,
which can be operated either by clutch and gear lever or, for even more sports racing flair,
sequentially by the R tronic. Whichever option is used, the transmission ratios are always
the same: short, and crisply engaged.
Audi magnetic ride with two distinct modes, including a sport setting, that matches driving
style, conditions or mood. Multiple sensors continuously monitor driving conditions and
road surfaces and adjust damping within milliseconds, depending on mode chosen.
Weight
ASF
Crisp gearshifts, by order
The R tronic sequential gearbox provides even better performance and swifter gear-changing.
It adds another dimension to the R8 experience: with manual gearshifts via the steering-wheel
paddles or the newly designed sequential gear lever, with an automatic mode comprising two
levels, and not least with Launch Control for lightning-fast starts.
The R tronic’s electro-hydraulic shifting unit has a separate oil pump with electric pump,
permanently supplying the pressure of 40 to 50 bar required for the gear changes. The
clutch is operated by the hydraulics, and a second valve block takes the place of the
mechanical gearshift control. Other than this, the mechanical gearbox, with its optimum
efficiency, remains unchanged. The shift commands from the steering wheel or gear lever
are transferred by wire, in other words purely electrically.
Compared with similar competitor solutions, the newly developed, comprehensively optimised
R tronic is notable on the one hand for the minimal interruption to the power flow, and on the
other hand for the smooth gear changes. The operating speed varies according to engine
speed and transmission program. The S mode achieves extremely short gearshift times: in this
mode, the R tronic shifts significantly faster than even a well-routined driver. The S mode is
available both for manual operation and the automatic program. The threshold engine speeds
are then higher than in the standard program.
Manual
R tronic
3605 lbs 1,635 kg
3616 lbs 1,640 kg
Power/Weight ratio
8.6 lbs/hp 3.9 kg/hp
8.6 lbs/hp 3.9 kg/hp
Weight distribution
44% / 56%
44% / 56%
Aluminum alloy body structure. Extreme rigidity and lightweight construction for optimal
performance and driving dynamics. Beneficiary of Audi leadership in aluminum construction.
Fuel economy estimates
Retractable rear spoiler
• Litres per 100 km
Automatic extension at 100 km/h* provides added downforce. Can also be manually
activated by a dedicated switch.
Cd
• MPG IMP
City
Highway
City
17
28
18
27
16.9
10.2
16.1
10.6
0.34
Audi R8
Highway
0.34
104.3" / 2650 mm
174.5" / 4431 mm
Progressive design
Bold single-frame grille. A range of unique sideblades. Full LED rear lights. Visible, illuminated
engine compartment. Driver-centric cockpit with flat-bottom sport steering wheel.
Performance
Manual
0 –100 km/h
4.5 sec
Optional Bang & Olufsen Sound System
0 – 200 km/h
15.1 sec
15.1 sec
Comes with 12 speakers and 465 digitally amplified watts designed specifically for the R8.
Microphone-based noise compensation ensures optimum sound under varying road
conditions and speeds.
0 – ¼ mile
12.7 sec
12.7 sec
Top speed
301 km/h
301 km/h
®
R tronic
4.5 sec
49.3" / 1252 mm
The manual gearbox is very compact in design. In conjunction with the small-diameter
double-plate clutch, this allows it to be installed low down. The manual gearbox features very
short shift travel and utterly precise guiding of the gear lever into the open gear lever gate. It
is made from stainless steel, is agreeable to the touch and enjoys exquisite sports-car looks.
®
Power
Wheels
19-inch five double-spoke design cast alloy wheels (8.5-inch width front /11-inch width rear) with
235/35 front and 295/30 rear summer performance tires†.
*Obey all local speed and traffic laws. †Summer performance tires are designed for optimum performance and handling in
warm climates. They are not suitable for cold, snowy or icy weather conditions. If you drive under those circumstances, you
should equip your vehicle with all-season or winter tires, which offer better traction under those conditions. We suggest you
use the recommended winter or all-season tires specified for your car or its equivalent. These summer performance tires also
have a lower aspect ratio that aids performance and handling; however, in order to avoid tire, rim or vehicle damage, it is
important that the inflation pressure is regularly checked and maintained at recommended levels. Serious wheel and tire
damage may occur if the vehicle is operated on rough or damaged road surfaces or upon encountering road debris or
obstacles. Please also remember in making your selection that, while these tires deliver responsive handling, they may ride less
comfortably and make more noise than other choices. Finally, these tires may wear more quickly than other choices. For more
information on all of these topics, please consult the owner’s manual, your local dealer or call 1-800-FOR-AUDI.
Engine
Type
Horsepower
Mid-engine
64.3" / 1632 mm
62.8" / 1595 mm
420 hp @ 7800 rpm
75" / 1904 mm
79.9" / 2029 mm
Torque
317 lbs-ft @ 4500-6000 rpm
Redline
8250 rpm
Audi R8
Audi R8
Safety / Security
Audi R8
Electronics
Audi R8
Packages
S
High-revving 4.2 FSI ® eight cylinder with 420 hp and 317 lbs-ft
S
Full-size dual threshold airbags† for driver and front passenger
S
Driver information system with onboard computer
S
Dry-sump lubrication
S
Driver and front passenger seat-mounted head/torso side airbags†
S
Backlit instrument cluster with automatic brightness control
S
Manual six-speed transmission
S
Driver and front passenger knee airbags†
S
Electronic cruise control with coast, resume and acceleration features
• Audi hill hold assist
S
quattro all-wheel drive
S
Rigid body shell with special energy-absorbing zones
S
Radio Concert with in-dash CD player including MP3 capability
• Six-disc CD changer
S
ASF light-weight construction
S
Side-intrusion protection
S
SIRIUS ® Satellite Radio
• Garage door opener (HomeLink®)
S
Audi magnetic ride adaptive damping system
S
Anti-theft vehicle alarm system
S
Six CD-changer preparation
• Preparation for mobile phone (Bluetooth®)††
S
Double wishbone front and rear suspension
S
Tool kit
S
Seven-speaker, 140-watt sound system
• Storage package (nets behind seats)
S
Servotronic electromechanical steering with speed-dependent power assistance
S
Safety belts, three-point inertia-reel, for all occupants, with belt tensioners
and force limiters
S
Two power outlets in trunk and in glove box
• Auto-dimming exterior mirror
S
Disc brakes, internally vented, eight-piston brake calipers at front and four-piston
at rear
S
Audi backguard system for rear crash protection
S
Tire-pressure monitoring system
S
Leather-wrapped manual parking brake
S
Battery cable is interrupted in the event of a crash
S
Electronic Stability Program (ESP )
S
Power central locking system with safety unlock feature if airbag deploys
S
Anti-lock brake system (ABS)
S
Reflectors in all doors
S
Anti-slip regulation (ASR)
S
Locking wheel bolts
S
91-litre (24 gallon) fuel tank
S
Valet key
Audi R8
Engine / Transmission / Suspension / Body
®
®
®
Exterior
Audi R8
Interior
O
Premium package
• Audi parking system advanced with rearview camera
**
Audi R8
Individual Options
O
Leather package: Fine nappa leather seats, door inserts and door handle in black,
grey, beige and brown (seats in brown; other elements in black)
O
Enhanced Leather package: Fine nappa leather seats, door inserts and door handle
in black, grey, beige and brown (seats in brown; other elements in black) plus black
leather elements (e.g. dashboard, cowl above instrument cluster or monoposto)
O
Alcantara Headliner in Black
O
Bang & Olufsen sound system
S
Sideblades “tone-on-tone“
S
Sport seats with Leather/Alcantara® surfaces
O
Oxygen Silver side blade
S
Single frame grille in high-gloss black
S
Heated and ten-way power driver and front passenger seats including four-way power
lumbar adjustment
O
Body colour side blade
S
19" five-arm double-spoke alloy wheels with summer performance tires * and tire
mobility system
Multi-function three-spoke flat-bottom leather-wrapped sport steering wheel
(includes paddle shifters on R tronic models)
O
Carbon Fibre-Sigma side blade (limited availability)
S
O
Audi Navigation Plus
S
Monoposto and driver-oriented cockpit
S
Micro-metallic grey trim
S
Aluminum-optic applications
S
Aluminum gear knob and lever gate
S
Illuminated glove box
S
Automatic air conditioning, one-zone
S
Centre console with two cup holders
S
Two floor mats in the front
S
Radio frequency remote locking system
S
Power windows
S
Smoking package including ashtray and lighter
S
Auto-dimming interior mirror with compass and light/rain sensor
S
Automatic rear spoiler, includes manual operation feature
S
Bi-xenon headlights
S
Engine compartment with LED lighting
S
LED daytime running lights
S
LED tail lights
S
LED indicator lights integrated into side mirrors
S
LED third brake light
S
R8 badge on the fuel door, door sills, tachometer and trunk
S
Automatic adjustable and heated side mirrors
S
Aluminum fuel filler door and door sills
S
Front windshield with grey colour strip
S
Four-branch exhaust system – twin tailpipes left and right
S
Electric rear window defogger with automatic, timed shut-off feature
S = standard O = optional
*Summer performance tires are designed for optimum performance and handling in warm climates. They are not suitable for cold, snowy or icy weather conditions. If you drive under those circumstances, you should equip your vehicle with all-season or winter tires,
which offer better traction under those conditions. We suggest you use the recommended winter or all-season tires specified for your car or its equivalent. These summer performance tires also have a lower aspect ratio that aids performance and handling; however, in
order to avoid tire, rim or vehicle damage, it is important that the inflation pressure is regularly checked and maintained at recommended levels. Serious wheel and tire damage may occur if the vehicle is operated on rough or damaged road surfaces or upon
encountering road debris or obstacles. Please also remember in making your selection that, while these tires deliver responsive handling, they may ride less comfortably and make more noise than other choices. Finally, these tires may wear more quickly than other
choices. For more information on all of these topics, please consult the owner’s manual, your local dealer or call 1-800-FOR-AUDI. †Airbags are supplemental restraints only and will not deploy under all accident circumstances. Always use safety belts and seat
children in the rear, using restraint systems appropriate for their size and age. **Not available until Winter 2007. ††Your Audi vehicle is equipped with a phone preparation utilizing Bluetooth interface to enable hands-free functionality (compatible mobile phones
sold separately). You will need a Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone in order to utilize this function. Not all Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone models are compatible with Audi’s phone preparation. Visit our Web site, audi.ca, or contact your local dealer for the latest
listing of compatible phones. Audi recommends use of the Audi phone cradle (sold separately) with your mobile phone while operating this vehicle.
Colour Choices
Exterior Colours
Exterior Colours
Ibis White
Fine Nappa Leather
Seating Surfaces
Leather / A lcantara
Seating Surfaces
Ibis White
Black
Limestone Grey
Black
Limestone Grey
Luxor Beige
Tuscan Brown
Brilliant Red
Black
Limestone Grey
Black
Limestone Grey
Luxor Beige
­­—
Ice Silver
metallic
Black
Limestone Grey
Black
Limestone Grey
—
Tuscan Brown
Jet Blue
metallic
Black
Limestone Grey
Black
Limestone Grey
Luxor Beige
Tuscan Brown
Daytona Grey
pearl effect
Black
Limestone Grey
Black
Limestone Grey
Luxor Beige
Tuscan Brown
Phantom Black
pearl effect
Black
Limestone Grey
Black
Limestone Grey
Luxor Beige
Tuscan Brown
Mugello Blue
pearl effect
Black
Limestone Grey
Black
Limestone Grey
Luxor Beige
Tuscan Brown
Interior Colours
Brilliant Red
Ice Silver
metallic
Jet Blue
metallic
Daytona Grey pearl
effect
Phantom Black
pearl effect
Mugello Blue
pearl effect
Black
Fine Nappa leather
Alcantara
Limestone Grey
Fine Nappa leather
Alcantara
Tuscan Brown Fine Nappa leather
Leather trim and inlay packages
Leather package
B
J
C
F
E
D
H
Seats
B
Door handle on passenger side matching seat colour, unless Tuscan
Brown specified
C
Door trim insert matching seat colour, unless Tuscan Brown specified
Enhanced Leather package
G
A
G
A
A
I
K
A
Tone On Tone Sideblade Colours (Standard)
Ice Silver
metallic
Brilliant Red
A
Seats
B
Black door handle on passenger side, unless Tuscan Brown specified
C
Black door trim insert, unless Tuscan Brown specified
D
Black dashboard
E
Black top shoulder and side panel trim
F
Black storage compartment in door
Body Colours Sideblade Colours (Optional)
G
Black monoposto
Ibis White
H
Black cowl
I
Black cover for storage compartment
J
Black knee bolster
K
Black function pad
Brilliant Red*
Note: Brake lever in Black leather, standard.
*Standard. †Limited availability.
10
Apollo Silver
metallic
Ice Silver
metallic
Ice Silver
metallic
Quartz Grey
metallic
Lava Grey
pearl effect
Night Blue
pearl effect
Luxor Beige Fine Nappa leather
Sideblade Colours (Optional on all)
Jet Blue
metallic
Daytona Grey
pearl effect
Phantom Black
pearl effect
Mugello Blue
pearl effect
Carbon Fibre Sigma†
Oxygen Silver
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Note: A word about this brochure. Audi Canada believes
the specifications in this brochure to be correct at the time
of printing. However, specifications, standard equipment,
options and colours are subject to change without notice.
Some equipment may be unavailable when your vehicle
is built. Please ask your dealer for advice concerning
current availability of standard and optional equipment
and verify that your vehicle will include the equipment
you ordered. Vehicles in this brochure are shown with
optional equipment. See your dealer for complete details
on the limited warranty, Audi 24-hour Roadside Assistance
(Coverage provided by Professional Dispatch Group in
Canada. Certain conditions apply, see your dealer for
details.) and 12-year limited warranty against corrosion
perforation. Tires supplied by various manufacturers.
“Audi,” “Vorsprung durch Technik,” “quattro,” “R8,” “S5,”
“TT,” “RS 4,” “R tronic,” “MMI,” “FSI,” “ASF,” “TDI,” the
four rings and Audi emblem are registered trademarks
of AUDI AG. “Servotronic” is a registered trademark of
the AM General Corporation. “HomeLink” is a registered
trademark of Prince Corporation, Holland, Michigan. Prince
is a wholly owned subsidiary of Johnson Controls.™ “ESP”
is a registered trademark of Daimler Chrysler AG. “Bang
& Olufsen” is a registered trademark of Bang & Olufsen.
“SIRIUS” is a registered trademark of SIRIUS Satellite Radio,
Inc. “Bluetooth” is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG.
A word about updated service information. Audi regularly
sends its dealers useful service information about its
products. Audi monitors product performance in the field,
then prepares bulletins to better service its products and to
help avoid costly repairs. To order, see a local Audi dealer.
©2007 Audi Canada
Printed in Canada.
C-R8-08-01E-CA