Particularly light, their overall total weight is nine kilograms (19.84 lb) lesser than the weight of corresponding disks made of steel. The ceramic brakes handle effectively the brutal demands of racing, will not corrode, and have a standard lifespan of 300,000 kilometers (186,400 miles). Their calipers are finished in charcoal gray paint and decorated with the "Audi ceramic" inscription.
Lightweight and stiff are both special requirements of the body of a sports car. Both of these requirements are particularly met by Audi with the technology of the Audi Space Frame (ASF) and its advanced aluminum construction design.
The white colored body of the R8 V10, which consists of an engine frame made of extremely-light magnesium, tips the scales only 210 kilograms (463 lb), and the feature of its lightweight design, the proportion of weight to torsional stiffness, is the finest in the sports car category. The body is made of profile extrusions, sheet aluminum and very intricate gusset castings, all brought together by welding seams that measure 99 meters (325 ft), rivets numbering 782, and special screws of 308.
The inside of the R8 V10 offers a special racing atmosphere at the level of the luxurious. Its overwhelming feature is the monoposto so-called, which is a wide arc that houses the steering wheel and the driver's compartment.
Standard in the Audi, is the workmanship is of the utmost quality. The faces of the dash and doors are edged with excellent materials and decorated with accurately stitched ornamental seams. Many personalized solutions are offered, such as leather in a extensive assortment of colors schemes, packs finished with carbon and piano-lacquer, or a bespoke luggage package. quattro GmbH, which has designed and produced the R8 V10, also offers solutions for non-typical needs.
The great daily use of the Audi R8 V10 is founded partly on its roomy inside made possible by the extended wheelbase of 2.65 meters (8.69 ft). Both drivers and passengers of all sizes will always find an ideal position for sitting.
Visibility too is astonishingly good. Narrow hinge pillars maximize the obliquely forward field of sight. Further benefit for comfortable daily usage is the luggage compartment which has 100 liters (3.53 cu ft) under the front hood, another 90 liters (3.18 cu ft) of luggage can be kept behind the seats. It can also accommodate two golf bags. The Audi R8 5.2 FSI quattro will be rolled out in Germany in the second quarter of 2009 at a basic price of €142,400 ($183,320).