July 10, 2007

Audi Canada announces R8 pricing

2008 Audi R8
2008 Audi R8. Click image to enlarge

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Ajax, Ontario – Audi Canada has announced that the new Audi R8 aluminum-bodied, mid-engine sports car will be sold in Canada with a starting price of $139,000.

The first modern Audi offered with a mid-engine, the R8 uses a 4.2-litre V8 FSI engine that produces 420 hp and 317 lb-ft of torque, with Quattro permanent all-wheel drive. The R8 accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 4.6 seconds, and reaches a top speed of 301 km/h.

Personalized features on the R8 include the integrated side blade, which is available in three different styles, and options such as a twelve-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system. Canadian customers will also be able to buy R8-branded merchandise, included specially-fitted R8 luggage and a unique R8 watch. The R8 is expected to go on sale in September.

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