It’s unclear at this stage, however, how many of the four variants will make it to Australia but all of them will be quick. The Audi R8 V10 quattro apparently manages the sprint to 100kmh in 3.4 seconds (Coupé) and 3.5 seconds (Spyder) to a top speed of 323kph (Spyder: 321kph). The Audi R8 V10 performance Coupé will sprint to 100kmh in 3.1 seconds, the Spyder in 3.2 seconds.
Audi is yet to announce local pricing of the luxury sports cars, though one suspects we’re unlikely to see them drop below the range of the current crop of R8s which sit between around $300,000 to $400,000.
Other cars selling at about that level include the new Aston Martin Vantage, Mercedes-Benz AMG GT S, Porsche 911 GTS and Jaguar F-Type SVR. “Entry-level” mid-engined sports cars like McLaren’s 540C and Lamborghini’s Huracan sit at the more expensive end of things and are definite possibilities.
But for die-hard R8 fans, Australian Audi dealerships will be ready to start taking orders in the second half of next next year.