19” x 8.5J ‘5-arm twin-spoke’ design forged alloy wheels in matt titanium

Tyre repair kit


Performance and suspension

S tronic® transmission with hill hold assist

Audi Space Frame®

Rear wheel drive: pure rear-wheel drive with passive differential lock on the rear axle

Sport suspension - RWD specific with spring/damper combination specifically configured for rear-wheel drive

Audi Drive Select - features 4 different modes: auto, comfort, dynamic and individual allowing you to adjust the vehicle’s specific characteristics by adapting the engine and gear changing characteristics, power steering assistance, exhaust flap control and the settings of other optional equipment

Audi cylinder on demand: depending on the driving conditions, the injection and ignition on one cylinder bank is switched off in partial load operation, leaving just 5 instead of 10 cylinders active. While the engine continues to run as quietly as ever and the fuel consumption and emission figures are improved. The inactive cylinders can be switched back on in a couple of milliseconds, allowing the engine to once again produce its full power

Start-stop system and recuperation

Chrome-plated oval tailpipe trims

Wave brake discs

Gloss black brake calipers


High-beam assist detects the headlights of oncoming traffic, the rear lights of other road users and light sources in built-up areas. Depending on the traffic situation, the high beam is automatically switched on or off. The system thereby improves the driver’s visibility and ensures a more relaxed drive thanks to the extra comfort and convenience

LED headlights with dipped beam, high beam, daytime running lights, indicator and static turning light in LED technology; provide near-daylight illumination of the road; minimal energy consumption, long service life and excellent recognition by other road users

LED rear lights with dynamic rear indicators

Light and rain sensor

Interior light pack, including engine compartment lighting

Audi Beam – uses LEDs to project the Audi Sport logo onto the ground as you exit your R8


Sideblades in body colour

Extendable rear spoiler: automatically extends at 75mph, retracts at 22 mph, additional manual control via button in the centre (Coupe Only)

Exterior mirrors, electrically adjustable, heated, folding and automatically dimming with integrated LED indicator

Exterior mirror housings in body colour

Gloss black styling pack: front spoiler, side sill inserts and rear diffuser insert in gloss black

Gloss black radiator grille with R8 emblem

Aluminium look windscreen surround (Spyder only)


R8 sport seats: shaped seat side bolsters for better lateral support; with integrated head restraints, perforated

Seat adjustment, electric and pneumatic, with memory function for the driver seat

Fine Nappa leather upholstery for R8 Sports Seats

Seat heating: heats seat and backrest centre panels as well as seat side bolsters; individually adjustable in several stages for driver and front passenger side via a direct selection button at the air-conditioning controls

Interior inlays

Anthracite inlays, anodised paint finish

Interior equipment

Deluxe automatic air conditioning

R8 flat-bottomed 3-spoke sport leather steering wheel, multifunction plus with 2 operating satellites

Door sill trims in plastic with aluminium inlays and R8 logo

Rear view mirror, automatically dimming, frameless with light/rain sensor

Black cloth headlining (Coupe only)

Hood lining in black (Spyder only)

Stainless steel pedals and footrest

Leather upholstery and trim                                                                            

- Cowl, monoposto, airbag cover as well as knee pad on the driver’s side in fine Nappa leather, black

- Belt loops, top section of centre console, centre armrest, door pull handle and loudspeaker trim on front passenger side, door armrests as well as map compartments in fine Nappa leather in seat upholstery colour

- Upper section of dashboard and door rails in artificial leather with sporty 3D rhombus embossing

- Lower section of dashboard, loudspeaker on the driver’s side, rear panel rail and side panel trims in artificial leather, black

Extended inlays in Titanium finish, Glossy Anthracite, for air vent surrounds

Audio & Communication

MMI® navigation plus with MMI touch                                                                                                                                                                  

- Navigation system integrated into the 12.3-inch Audi virtual cockpit with the following functionality:

- Map update⁴: downloading of latest navigation data

- 3D map display showing many places of interest and city models

- MMI search: free-text search with intelligent destination suggestions during entry

- MMI touch for rapid, intuitive operation – e. g. destination entry using handwriting recognition function as well as ability to move and zoom freely on the map

- Detailed route information: map preview, choice of alternative routes, POIs, lane recommendations, motorway exits, detailed intersection maps, and much more

- Dynamic route guidance with TMC (in conjunction with Audi connect: online traffic information⁵)

- Vehicle support based on navigation data and speed limit display

- Country information: information on valid speed limits, motorway toll sticker requirement, etc. when crossing a border

- myAudi special destinations: import individual point-of-interest (POI) lists into the vehicle via the myAudi portal by means of SD card.

- Voice control system with whole-word entry of address in a single sentence

- Operation using everyday speech commands¹

- Access to your smartphone voice control

- MMI radio plus

- 10 GB flash memory, 2 SDXC memory card readers, DVD player (MP3, WMA, AAC, MPEG-4), AUX-IN

- Audi music interface for connecting portable media players via the USB interface (including power supply/charging function) or Wi-Fi

- Bluetooth interface (hands-free use and audio streaming)

- Audi music interface with 2 USB interfaces with charging and data transfer functions to play music from a portable storage medium

- Audi sound system with 5 loudspeakers including centre loudspeaker, 5-channel amplifier with a total output of 140 watts

- Audi Connect Infotainment Services (36-month subscription)** is the link between your Audi and the internet, giving you access to entertainment, information and search functions operated via the MMI control panel, the multi-functional steering wheel or the voice control system. With high-speed internet access in your car via an embedded SIM within your vehicle, you can call up information such as flight times, fuel prices, weather and other online services provided by third parties , as well as Points of Interest and high-resolution aerial and satellite pictures from Google Earth.™

- Audi Smartphone Interface connects your smartphone to your Audi and transfers your smartphone content to the MMI display directly via USB. Navigation, telephony, music and selected third-party apps can be conveniently operated with the MMI controller and via the smartphone voice control.

- DAB Radio

- Bluetooth interface

- Audi Phone Box with Wireless Charging

 Audi virtual cockpit                                                                                    

- All-digital 12.3-inch instrument cluster with integration of the MMI functions for the flexible display of information tailored to the driver’s needs such as: vehicle speed/ engine speed, map display, Audi connect services³, radio/media/telephone information, etc.; display of navigation map as 3D terrain model on the high resolution colour display; trip computer data can be configured in the rev counter; continuous display of navigation information near the speedometer when route guidance has been activated; including attention assist.

- The VIEW button on the multifunction steering wheel enables you to alternate between 2 differently sized dial displays. The display with small instruments allows the on-board computer and MMI content to be shown on a large clear area of the display. The MMI allows you to select the sporty view with central rev counter including shift light, digital speed display, G meter, etc.

- The Audi virtual cockpit can be operated via the R8¹ sport leather steering wheel or the R8¹ performance leather steering wheel, the MMI control panel and MMI touch as well as via voice control.

Driver assistance

Parking system plus, front and rear acoustic and visual front and rear parking system that assists with parking and manoeuvring - With selective visual view in the MMI display of the distance to detected objects based on the current steering angle and direction of travel: a white segment indicates a detected obstacle outside the driving path, red segments represent obstacles in the driving path. The virtual lane display additionally provides guidelines at the sides which are calculated in advance based on the current steering angle, thus supporting convenient entering and exiting of parking spaces. Measurement is by ultrasonic sensors integrated discreetly into the bumpers. Activated by selecting reverse gear or via a button on the centre console.

Reversing camera                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                - Image of area behind the vehicle shown in the Audi virtual cockpit; with dynamic display modes showing the path calculated (based on steering angle); auxiliary lines and guidelines as well as identification of the point at which to apply opposite lock when parallel parking; assists convenient entering and exiting of parking spaces; reversing camera integrated discreetly in the tail panel; activated when reverse gear is selected or via a button on the centre console

Cruise control, maintains speed above 18mph the system keeps the set speed constant, provided sufficient engine power and engine braking effect are available; operated via separate steering column stalk; set speed displayed in the Audi virtual cockpit; with a programmable speed limiter

Safety & Security

Preparation for connecting a tracking system (available from Audi Genuine Accessories)

Anti theft alarm & immobiliser

Tyre-pressure warning light – visual and acoustic warning if the pressure drops in one or more tyres 

First-aid kit with warning triangle 

Seat belt monitoring 

Locking wheel bolts 

Side airbag in front with curtain airbag (Coupe only) 

Side airbag in front (Spyder only) 

Advanced Key with Safelock