Audi R8 5.2 FSI quattro: The first Generation

The first generation of the Audi R8 was introduced in 2006 and received the name of the successful Le Mans racing prototype. Equipped with a 4.2 liter V8 FSI engine with direct injection, the base model delivered an output of 420 hp (309 kW) at 7800 rpm. In the following years, the engine was revised and received thereby more power.

The Audi R8 5.2 FSI quattro was released in mid-2009 with the 5.2-liter V10 FSI engine and an output of 525 hp (386 kW) at 8000 rpm. At 6500 rpm, the engine known from the S6 transmits 530 Newton meters to the asphalt. While 100km/h can be achieved in just 3.9 seconds, the maximum speed limit for the mid-engined sports car is 316km/h. Continue reading “Audi R8 5.2 FSI quattro: The first Generation”