Top 10 Facts On Audi R8

Audi R8 Fact 1

The Audi R8 was first introduced in 2006 and is the company's flagship supercar model.

Audi R8 Fact 2

All R8 models feature mid-mounted V8 or V10 engines positioned behind the driver for optimal weight distribution.

Audi R8 Fact 3

The name R8 comes from the successful Le Mans prototype race car that won its class 5 times between 2000-2005.

Audi R8 Fact 4

The R8 uses aluminum construction for its body and chassis which keeps weight low while maintaining rigidity.

Audi R8 Fact 5

Audi employs advanced catalytic converter designs in the R8 that minimize performance impact while reducing emissions.

Audi R8 Fact 6

Later generation R8 models added an extra third converter for enhanced NOx reduction to meet stricter regulations.

Audi R8 Fact 7

Audi recommends having the R8's emission system inspected every 40,000 miles as part of routine maintenance.

Audi R8 Fact 8

Precious metals in catalytic converters have made them targets for theft, even for supercars like the R8.

Audi R8 Fact 9

High-flow aftermarket catalytic converters can increase R8 horsepower but are not legal for street use.

Audi R8 Fact 10

Properly recycling old catalytic converters from the R8 is important - they should never be illegally dumped.