Vienna | Issue 20 | Autumn 2017
Speeding from one peak to the next with an Audi R8 Spyder V10 is a spirited combination of a highly addictive nature. Cockpits for the Audi R8 Alpine Tours 2018 are now being allocated.
Cruising at low speed is not really an art and rarely a pleasure. Taking neat and speedy bends is, however, an entirely different kettle of fish. Especially on the straight, when you have 540 horsepower and the potential to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.6 seconds at your disposal. The Audi R8 is made for the racetrack, but built for the road – no other model from this brand comes closer to motor racing sport
Two Fascinating Routes
The Audi R8 Alpine Tours offers two variants: either from Kitzbühel via the Großglockner-High Alpine Road to Lienz, then on to Felbertauern and back again, or from Innsbruck via Mieminger Plateau to Hahntennjoch, St. Anton am Arlberg and back via Kühtaisattel. The Audi R8 turns both routes in a driving experience of a very special kind.
Automobile Concerto Grosso
Is something that becomes apparent no later than when a deep, throaty sound emerges as the engine roars to life. The 5.2 litre V10 engine with a combination of manifold fuel injection and direct injection develops a unique sound. On the straight, the V10 bellows through open exhaust valves. When changing down, it takes on a timbre that thrills the soul. The ease at which it hugs the turns is down to the improved performance delivered by a seven-stage twin clutch transmission and carbon-orientated lightweight construction, but above all the Audi R8 V10 Quattro all-wheel-drive technology, which distributes the entire power flexibly between the axels.
Handmade for Speed
Many Audi R8 parts are produced by hand and half of all its components are used in motor racing sport. Entry opportunities and further information on the Audi R8 Alpine Tours can be found at www.quattro.at/r8.