It’s always exciting announcing the arrival of a brand-new performance car, especially with a vehicle as instantly recognisable as the Audi R8. The new model is faster, and has a wider, more aggressive front, but maintains its racing DNA and incredibly fun riding experience.
Audi have kept the naturally aspirated V10 engine from the outgoing car, but have squeezed yet more power from it, meaning it now offers a 570PS quattro version (30PS more than the previous model) or a 620PS performance quattro version (adding an extra 10PS). From launch, both the Coupe and Spyder models will be available, meaning no waiting around for those popular convertible models. If 0-62mph times are your thing then the new R8 won’t let you down. It sprints to 62mph in just 3.4 seconds in Coupe form, or 3.5 seconds in Spyder form. Both models will reach a top speed of 200mph. The engines offer a truly remarkable driving experience; they’re lightning fast, high-revving and offer a unique sound.
The Audi drive select system offers Comfort, Auto, Dynamic and Individual, with three additional programs on the 620PS Performance model for dry, wet and snow.
From the outside the new Audi R8 is visually different with a wider, flatter radiator grille. The front splitter is also wider and the diffuser has been drawn upwards to give a wider impression to the front of the vehicle. From the factory the R8 arrives on 19” wheels and black, or optional red, painted calipers. A choice of new colours, including interior stitching options are available, and there is of course Audi’s exclusive paint range if you should prefer something a little more unusual.
Sharing 50% of its components with the R8 LMS GT3 competition car, the Audi R8 truly is ‘born on the track, built for the roads’ and we look forward to welcoming this new model into our showrooms.
The new R8 will be available to order at your nearest Vindis Audi centre during the first quarter of 2019, but do get in touch with us if you would like to be informed of its launch at the earliest opportunity.
All vehicles that are sold by the Vindis Group are subject to an administrative / preparation fee of £90 inc VAT. For new vehicles this charge covers the cost of mechanically preparing the vehicle for delivery, the administration of new ownership documentation and final preparation for customer handover.
For used vehicles, this charge covers a full history and provenance check prior to being advertised for sale ensuring no financial risk or charge has been levied against the vehicle, that the vehicle has never been written off or stolen and final preparation for customer handover.
Vindis Group believe this level of preparation is crucial in ensuring we provide the highest level of customer satisfaction, for which the Vindis Group is renowned for.
For this reason, and in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, as of 6.00pm 23/03/2020 we made the decision to temporarily close all Vindis showrooms to members of the public. Whist we know this may cause some disappointment, our priority is to protect the well-being of our employees and customers in line with the latest Government guidance. For customers due to take delivery of your new vehicle we will be in contact and will aim to complete your transaction in a safe and compliant manner.
For those customers that are booked in for Aftersales care, all bookings other than those for Key Workers (as identified by the Government’s latest listings), urgent MOT’s and breakdowns are in the process of being cancelled; and each existing booking will have been confirmed with our team in advance of your visit to site. For other routine service and maintenance items, we will be in touch to re-arrange your booking for as soon as we re-open.
In order to facilitate the above, and in order to protect both you and our staff, our dealerships will be locked for the foreseeable future, and so upon arrival, please follow the instructions on the door in order to gain access. Additionally, it is vital that we ask that you do not attend any of our sites without having had a clear and specific communication that you qualify under one of the above guidelines, and we thank you in advance for complying with this difficult and possibly disruptive decision. Please also note that we have amended our service opening hours during this period to 08:30 – 17:30 Monday to Friday and closed during weekends.
Finally, although our showrooms are closed, should you wish to contact us we would be delighted to help you remotely in anyway possible; the best methods in which to contact us is either via email or through the live chat function found on our main Vindis Group website.
Please stay safe through this unprecedented period and we know that by working together, we will come through this stronger.