The Self-Study Program provides introductory information regarding the design and function of new models, automotive components or technologies.
The Self-Study Program is not a Repair Manual!
All values given are intended as a guideline only.
Refer to the software version valid at the time of publication of the SSP.
For maintenance and repair work, always refer to the current technical literature.
Audi continues to build on its leadership position in the high-performance sports car segment with the R8 5.2L V10 FSI quattro. The top-of-the-line model of the R8 model series was developed jointly with quattro GmbH. Its ten-cylinder engine develops 525 hp (386 kW) which is capable of delivering breathtaking performance.
Audi technologies such as quattro permanent all wheel drive, lightweight aluminum body (ASF) and innovative all-LED lights propel the R8 5.2L V10 to the top of its competitive ﬁeld.
At a glance:
-Newly developed V10 with 5.2 liters displacement, FSI direct injection and dry sump lubrication
-Superior performance 525 hp (386 kW) and 390 lb ft (530 Nm) of torque
-Six-speed manual transmission; optional sequential R tronic with paddle shifters on steering wheel and “Launch Control” function
-quattro permanent all wheel drive with rear-wheel bias
-Dual aluminum wishbone suspension
-High-performance brakes, optional with ceramic discs
-Audi magnetic ride adaptive suspension
Body and design
-Lightweight, extremely rigid aluminum ASF body weighs only 436 lb (210 Kg)
-Spacious interior and high level of everyday utility
-Exterior and interior design with distinctive new elements
-All-LED lights as standard
Like the R8 4.2L, the R8 5.2L V10, uses an Audi Space Frame of aluminum and ultra-light magnesium.
It is produced largely by hand in the Neckarsulm manufacturing plant of quattro GmbH.
Maximum precision and the use of the most advanced joining techniques are employed. This includes: 325 ft (99 meters) of welding seams, 782 rivets, and 308 self-tapping screws that hold the body together.
A fully automatic measuring system checks the dimensions of every body with precision in the one-tenth of a millimeter range.
Managing the Vehicle Damage Repair Process
In the event that your vehicle requires damage repairs, GM recommends that you take an active role in its repair. If you have a pre-determined repair facility of choice, take your vehicle there, or have it towed there. Specify to the facility that any required replacement collision parts be original equipment parts, either new Genuine GM parts or recycled original GM parts. Remember, recycled parts will not be covered by your GM vehicle warranty.
Insurance pays the bill for the repair, but you must live with the repair. Depending on your policy limits, your insurance company may initially value the repair using aftermarket parts. Discuss this with your repair professional, and insist on Genuine GM parts. Remember if your vehicle is leased you may be obligated to have the vehicle repaired with Genuine GM parts, even if your insurance coverage does not pay the full cost.
If another party’s insurance company is paying for the repairs, you are not obligated to accept a repair valuation based on that insurance company’s collision policy repair limits, as you have no contractual limits with that company. In such cases, you can have control of the repair and parts choices as long as cost stays within reasonable limits.