Audi announced the 2015 R8 Competition – the most powerful production vehicle ever made by the company. This will be the pinnacle of Audi performance with 570 hp and racing-inspired, lightweight matte carbon elements. The R8 Competition is engineered to push the limits, sharing the same naturally aspirated V10 FSI engine as the Audi R8 LMS race car which has won Daytona and Nürburgring 24 hour races as well as all other major GT races around the globe.
The high-performance R8 competition features a 570hp 5.2L V10 mated exclusively to a seven-speed S-tronic gearbox and a sport exhaust system. This combination results in a 0-60 mph time of 3.2 seconds and a top speed of 199 mph, making it the fastest R8 ever offered.
“The limited-edition Audi R8 competition is the closest road car to our R8 LMS ultra race car that has won virtually every race around the world,” said Scott Keogh, President, Audi of America. “It is designed for the driving enthusiast and we’re excited to bring 60 units as a limited-edition to the U.S.”
A total of 60 units will be produced at the R8 production facility in Neckarsulm, Germany. Customers can begin ordering the Audi R8 competition as of early November with deliveries expected as of the beginning of 2015.