The Audi R8 FSI 5.2 is the newest R8 Audi is offering to the public it has two more cylinders and some subtle changes to the car some of which are the dual oval exhaust, larger side intakes for more air, rework body work front and back for better aerodynamics and larger brakes to deal with the increased horse power. It also has unique LED headlights and the addition of a rear diffuser. It has beautiful lines with an aggressive stance and equally aggressive attitude. It screams jump in and drive me, I really like the side panels on this car as well as the leather upholstery and for a supercar it has a surprisingly comfortable cabin with a good placement of gauges. It also comes equipped with MMI navigation system and all power accessories with a custom designed just for Audi Bang & Olufsen 465 watt 12-speaker sound system, it also comes equipped Audi parking system with a back up camera.
The Audi R8 FSI 5.2 was first introduced to the public in 2009 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit., and was created by Audi AG in their private high performance division company Quattro GmbH. The Audi R8 is based on the Lamborghini and is built on an Audi space frame and utilizes and aluminum monocoque center cradle to house the driver. The whole car is made of a blend of carbon fiber, magnesium and aluminum making it light weight and nimble. It is a two seat super car but it does have a decent amount of storage behind the seats.
The Audi R8 5.2L FSI V10 uses the same power plant that you will find in the Lamborghini LP560-4 slightly detuned for the Audi but still providing 525 horsepower at 8000rpm and 390 pound-feet of torque at 6500rpm, delivering all that power to the ground through Audi’s all wheel Quattro system, which in normal driving has a power distribution of 15-85 to the rear wheels and, in hard driving sends more power to the front wheels at a distribution of 30-70 to keep the cars power on all four wheels and give it enhanced handling characteristics. The car has impressive 0-62 mph times of 3.9 seconds and top speed of 196 mph putting it into true supercar territory.
The Audi R8 FSI 5.2 comes with two transmission options the six speed manual gear box that Audi claims give the car a 12mpg city and 20mpg highway, Then you have the six speed R-Tronic automated manual gearbox that gives it slightly better fuel economy in the city at 13 mpg the highway mpg stays the same. The Audi R8 5.2 FSI also has some cool technology under the body work, It is equipped with Bosh ESP (electric stability control, which can be turned off with a push of a button for a more spirited driving experience) it also comes with a anti-lock braking system (ABS) as well as Anti-slip regulation (ASR) and then there is the electronic differential lock (EDL). The car has reworked aluminum double wish bone suspension and comes with bigger 19inch wheels and larger brake rotors to make sure you can bring the car to a quick stop if there are any cops around.
The Audi R8 5.2 FSI comes into versions the coupe and the Spyder for those of us who like the wind blowing through our hair. Audi says besides strengthening the chassis for the spyder, it is relatively unchanged from the coupe. The price for the Audi R8 5.2 FSI V10 standard options is $149,000 and the price for the Audi R8 5.2 FSI Spyder is $162,700. The Audi R8 inspires the hero in you and makes you feel like you can conquer the world and take on anything all while being a distinguished gentle man. This car get an A plus from me. Go and get yourself one.