Audi of America Reveals Product Info and Pricing for All-New 2017 Audi R8
Faster, more efficient and more capable both on and off the racetrack, the all-new 2017 R8 is the most powerful Audi production model ever. The R8 - with its breathtaking performance, high-revving naturally aspirated motor, precise handling and driver-focused interior - embodies the automotive excellence that has become synonymous with the four rings.
| R8 V10||5.2-liter |
S tronic with quattro® AWD
|540 hp @ 7,800|
- 8,700 rpm
|398 lb-ft |
@ 6,500 rpm
| R8 V10 plus||5.2-liter |
S tronic with quattro® AWD
|610 hp @ 8,250|
- 8,700 rpm
|413 lb-ft |
@ 6,500 rpm
Look for the 2017 Audi R8 in dealerships this spring.
|R8 V10 Coupe ||$162,900|
|R8 V10 plus Coupe||$189,900|
*Excludes taxes, local fees, and destination charges
Audi of America Reveals Pricing for the All-New 2017 Audi Q7
HERNDON, VA November 11, 2015 - The Audi Q7, with its striking design and lightweight construction, is the dynamic and technological benchmark in the luxury SUV segment. All new for 2017, the Q7 second generation 7-passenger SUV introduces new exterior and interior features sure to please current and new Audi customers. Simple, clean lines, truly innovative technology, plus an all-new lightweight, multi-material body and chassis combine to delight and thrill whether on the highway or in the city. Starting at a manufacturer's price of $54,800 the 2017 Q7 offers drivers and passengers an exceptional driving experience.
Thompson's Own Colin Thompson to Join Flying Lizard Motorsports
for 18th Annual Petit Le Mans - Saturday, October 3rd, 2015
Having already collected his 14th race win amongst events in the Pirelli World Challenge and Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA, Thompson will now get behind the wheel of the No. 45 Flying Lizard Motorsports Audi R8 LMS with drivers Robert Thorne and Guy Cosmo.
This is the second time this year Thompson has partnered with Flying Lizard Motorsports. In March, he was part of the team's lineup for the 12 Hours of Sebring. Unfortunately, a mechanical problem took the Audi out of the race after only an hour, before Thompson could drive.
"I'm extremely excited to be back with the Lizards," Thompson said. "They're one of the most well-known and successful teams in sportscar racing. It's an honor to be a part of the team. I raced with them at Sebring and had some bad luck, but we're back and with an A+ driver lineup."
Thompson's last trip to Road Atlanta resulted in a victory and the 2014 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama Championship. For that reason and many more, the 2.54-mile, 10-turn road course is a favorite for the young driver.
"I am thrilled about going to Road Atlanta for a 10-hour race," Thompson said. "I'm looking forward to spending that kind of time on the track. The endurance aspect is really interesting. We'll have to make sure all the drivers have our chemistry lined up to help optimize the driver changes. We'll need to find a good setup that works amongst all of us to keep our speed up the entire race, stay at the front of the pack and hopefully go for a win at the end."
After claiming the GT3 Cup Challenge USA crown last year, Thompson recently collected the Pirelli World Challenge GT Cup presented by MOMO Championship this year in dominating fashion. Though his most recent racing seasons have all taken place in a Porsche 911, Thompson learned at Sebring that the Audi R8 is an easy transition.
"I didn't find the Audi to be as big of a learning curve as I expected going into Sebring," Thompson explained. "I felt very comfortable in the car right away. It has a lot of aero, bigger brakes and bigger tires. In the Porsche Cup car, you really need to work with the car to make it go fast. In the Audi, it has so many engineering tricks and driver aids that are designed for racing. Being able to utilize those tools as a driver is great and made the learning curve brief."
Petit Le Mans begins Saturday at 11:15am ET and runs into the darkness with the checkered flag falling at 9:15pm. It will be an experience Thompson won't soon forget and one that could potentially raise his profile internationally.
"Petit Le Mans is among the most famous races in the U.S.," Thompson said. "It's right up there with the 24 Hours of Daytona and 12 Hours of Sebring. They call it Petit Le Mans for a reason; it's a mini version of Le Mans in France. We'll have teams, drivers and fans from all over the world. To do well there would help me a lot as a young driver trying to make it as a professional. It feels really good entering into it with a team you know can win."
The 18th Annual Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda takes place Saturday, Oct. 3. Live television coverage begins on FOX Sports 2 at 11am ET, with continuing coverage throughout day from both FS2 and IMSA.com. A full TV schedule, live timing and in-car cameras are available at IMSA.com and the IMSA App.