Audi making 20 R8’s a day: 1,500 have been delivered

Wondering why you keep spotting the Audi R8 on the road like Ray Wert from Jalopnik? Well that’s because Audi customers have been able to take possession of the R8 since the start of June, with 1,500 units of the car already delivered to dealers and buyers. 

Full-scale production of the car is already running at top speed in Neckarsulm with the maximum number of 20 R8’s being produced a day. Audi fans have been ordering the R8 since September 2006, several who did so without even test-driving it. In the German market, the entire production capacity for 2007 is sold out.

For the US, the Audi R8 with a six-speed R tronic automatic gearbox will have a MSRP of $118,000 while the six-speed manual transmission will start at $109,000.

For those of you that still don’t know, the Audi R8 is powered by a 4.2 liter FSI V8 engine that produces 420 horsepower, giving it the ability to do 0-60 mph time of 4.4 seconds and a top speed of 187 mph.


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Press Release:

The new Audi R8 has made a flying start, with Audi customers being able to take possession of the company”s sporty top model since the start of June. 1.500 units of the 420 bhp mid-engined two-seater have already found their way to dealers and buyers. Craft-scale production of the R8 is now running at top speed in Neckarsulm: the maximum possible number of 20 vehicles is being produced per day.

It has been possible to order the R8 since September 2006 ““ and several thousand customers did so without even test-driving their dream sports car. In the German market, the entire production capacity for 2007 is sold out.

Additional wishes for top levels of individuality can now be fulfilled: the Audi exclusive programme from quattro GmbH offers a host of optional extras which give the Audi R8 an even more exclusive look and feel. For example, a range of leather packages in high-quality fine nappa leather or Alcantara/leather allied with carpet and headlining in fine materials with exclusive colours. A tailor-made offer for the R8 is a five-piece luggage set in high-grade leather, which is colour-coordinated with the interior of the Audi R8 ordered.

Source: Audi

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