The 2014 Audi R8, which is priced from $119,150, is now on sale. This refreshed model is available at dealerships together with the Audi R8 V10 Plus that’s priced at $174,795. Prices are inclusive of a $1250 destination fee and $3000 gas guzzler tax. The most significant change on the 2014 Audi R8 is probably the use of the seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, offered on both engines.
The 2014 R8 V10 Plus is capable of accomplishing the 0-62mph sprint 0.3 seconds quicker because of the new transmission. The 2014 Audi R8′s 4.2-liter V-8 can deliver 430 hp and 316 lb-ft of torque while the 5.2-liter V-10 has an output of 525 hp and 391 lb-ft. Opting for the R8 V10 Plus means that the buyer gets 550 hp and 398 lb-ft of torque.
The 2014 Audi R8 coupe can be equipped with the seven-speed transmission as an option but the buyer has to pay $9100 higher. Choosing this for the Spyder means that it costs $13,500 premium higher than the coupe. The most affordable R8 is a manual-transmission R8 V8 that has a price tag of $119,150.
The 2014 R8 V8 Spyder is priced at $132,650. If you can’t be contented with 430hp, you can get the Audi R8 V10. Its 2014 version sells for $155,450 while the R8 V10 Spyder costs $168,950. The new R8 V10 Plus is about 130 pounds lighter than the R8 V10 because of its ceramic brakes, carbon fiber accents, a smaller fuel tank, reduced sound insulation, and manual Alcantara seats.
The 2014 Audi R8 V10 Plus has a price tag of $174,795 for the manual and $183,895 for the model with the seven-speed transmission. No R8 V10 Spyder Plus model is offered. Choosing the standard six-speed gated manual transmission means that accelerating from zero to 60 mph is 0.2 seconds slower on the R8 V8 and by 0.4 seconds on the R8 V10.
Opting for the Spyder drop-top adds 0.2 seconds with either engine for the R8 V10 Plus coupe with a 0-60 mph acceleration time of 3.7 seconds with the manual and 3.3 seconds with the seven-speed transmission.