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The Audi R8 4.2 FSI quattro is the entry-level trim in the Audi R8 model range. It is powered by a 4.2L V8 engine which is shared with the Audi RS4.

It entered production in 2006 and underwent a facelift in 2012.

Games

Need for Speed: ProStreet

The Audi R8 appears in Need for Speed: ProStreet as a tier 3 car.

It is available in the PC release of the game once the player has applied patch v1.1 or purchased the downloadable Booster Pack. It is also available as part of the Extender Pack Premium Car Bundle #2 for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 releases.

The Audi R8 is capable of reaching a high top speed and is, therefore, a suitable car for Speed Challenges. The heavy weight of the all-wheel drive system makes the Audi R8 enter and exit corners slower than similar tier 3 cars.

Need for Speed: Undercover

The Audi R8 appears in Need for Speed: Undercover as a tier 1 car with a price tag of $220,000. It is unlocked upon reaching Wheelman Level 13.5.

The R8 is depicted in the game to be one of the fastest tier 1 cars due to quick acceleration. It is capable of reaching a top speed of 236 mph (380 km/h) without upgrades, which can be increased up to 250 mph (403 km/h).

Need for Speed: Shift

The Audi R8 appears in Need for Speed: Shift as a tier 3 car with a price tag of $135,000. It is unlocked upon collecting 80 stars and has a car rating of 8.60. It is incapable of a Works conversion and is ineligible for Drift events.

Need for Speed: Nitro

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The R8 appears in Need for Speed: Nitro as a class A car and costs $120,000. It is rated 4 in speed; 3 in acceleration, handling, and drifting; and 2 in strength.

Luis, the top racer in Madrid, drives an R8 in the location's Silver Cup Drag Race and all Gold Cup race events except for the Drift Challenge, Time Attack, and Speed Trap events. In addition, Luis' R8 can also be seen in his profile video and the game's opening video.

Luis

Luis' R8 can be unlocked as a collectable car for use in both Arcade Mode and Career Mode, once all stars are obtained in all Madrid Gold Cup events.

Need for Speed: World

The Audi R8 debuted as a tier 3 vehicle in Need for Speed: World on June 28, 2010, during the seventh closed beta session. Since August 22, 2012, it has been featured as a B class vehicle.

The R8 has a mediocre nitrous boost but has a decent acceleration as well as a high top speed of 187 mph (302 km/h). Its heavy kerb weight benefits its pursuit durability but also makes the car useless in curvy race tracks due to heavy steering.

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Silver

The Silver style is an Amerikon Speedsystems performance tuned speedboost car that costs SpeedBoost3400. It was made available on June 28, 2010.

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Amerikon Speedsystems
1 Star Rating
Amerikon Speedsystems
Tuned Engine
Top Speed Rating 4%  Acceleration Rating 4%  Handling Rating 0%
StreetBeigeForcedInduction.png
Amerikon Speedsystems
1 Star Rating
Amerikon Speedsystems
Tuned Forced Induction
Top Speed Rating 3%  Acceleration Rating 3%  Handling Rating 0%
StreetBeigeTransmission.png
Amerikon Speedsystems
1 Star Rating
Amerikon Speedsystems
Tuned Transmission
Top Speed Rating 4%  Acceleration Rating 3%  Handling Rating 2%
StreetBeigeSuspension.png
Amerikon Speedsystems
1 Star Rating
Amerikon Speedsystems
Tuned Suspension
Top Speed Rating 2%  Acceleration Rating 2%  Handling Rating 4%
StreetBeigeBrakes.png
Amerikon Speedsystems
1 Star Rating
Amerikon Speedsystems
Tuned Brakes
Top Speed Rating 0%  Acceleration Rating 0%  Handling Rating 4%
StreetBeigeTyres.png
Amerikon Speedsystems
1 Star Rating
Amerikon Speedsystems
Tuned Tyres
Top Speed Rating 2%  Acceleration Rating 3%  Handling Rating 4%
Class B Car 566 NFSWSilverVariantIcon.png
Aftermarket Parts Standard Body Stock Spoiler Stock Hood Stock Wheels No Neon Stock Window Tint Default Ride Height Default Licence Plate TopSpeedIcon2.png 667 AccelIcon2.png 665 HandlingIcon2.png 367
Skill Mods None Equipped None Equipped None Equipped None Equipped None Equipped SpeedBoost3400

Red

The Red style is a rotationally available stock cash car that costs Dollar icon.png1,100,000, and was initially released on June 28, 2010.

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Performance Parts Stock Engine Stock Forced Induction Stock Transmission Stock Suspension Stock Brakes Stock Tyres Class B Car 517 NFSWRedVariantIcon.png
Aftermarket Parts Standard Body Stock Spoiler Stock Hood Stock Wheels No Neon Stock Window Tint Default Ride Height Default Licence Plate TopSpeedIcon2.png 573 AccelIcon2.png 598 HandlingIcon2.png 380
Skill Mods None Equipped None Equipped None Equipped None Equipped None Equipped Dollar icon.png1,100,000

Royal Purple

The Royal Purple style is a unique cash car that cost Dollar icon.png700,000, and was initially released on November 16, 2010.

It is fitted with a unique Royal Purple engine and finished with a special Royal Purple livery. It was removed from the car dealer on August 22, 2012.

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Performance Parts RoyalPurpleEngine.png
Royal Purple
1 Star Rating
Royal Purple
Tuned Engine
Top Speed Rating 4%  Acceleration Rating 4%  Handling Rating 0%
Stock Forced Induction Stock Transmission Stock Suspension Stock Brakes Stock Tyres Class B Car 530 WorldRoyalPurple.png
Aftermarket Parts Standard Body Stock Spoiler Stock Hood Stock Wheels No Neon Stock Window Tint Default Ride Height Default Licence Plate TopSpeedIcon2.png 599 AccelIcon2.png 617 HandlingIcon2.png 376
Skill Mods None Equipped None Equipped None Equipped None Equipped None Equipped Dollar icon.png700,000

Frequency (Rental)

The Frequency style is a rental car that can be leased for SpeedBoost300. It was made available on November 16, 2010.

It is fitted with various Street quality performance parts from different manufacturers, and a selection of aftermarket parts.

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Performance Parts StreetRedEngine.png
Nova-T
1 Star Rating
Nova-T
Improved Engine
Top Speed Rating 2%  Acceleration Rating 1%  Handling Rating 0%
StreetRedForcedInduction.png
Nova-T
1 Star Rating
Nova-T
Improved Forced Induction
Top Speed Rating 0%  Acceleration Rating 1%  Handling Rating 0%
StreetRedTransmission.png
Nova-T
1 Star Rating
Nova-T
Improved Transmission
Top Speed Rating 1%  Acceleration Rating 0%  Handling Rating 1%
StreetBeigeSuspension.png
Amerikon Speedsystems
1 Star Rating
Amerikon Speedsystems
Improved Suspension
Top Speed Rating 0%  Acceleration Rating 0%  Handling Rating 2%
StreetRedBrakes.png
Nova-T
1 Star Rating
Nova-T
Improved Brakes
Top Speed Rating 0%  Acceleration Rating 0%  Handling Rating 3%
StreetRedTyres.png
Nova-T
1 Star Rating
Nova-T
Improved Tyres
Top Speed Rating 0%  Acceleration Rating 0%  Handling Rating 3%
Class B Car 535 NFSVehicleRentalIcon.png
Aftermarket Parts NFSWBodykitIcon.png
NFSWBodykitIcon.png Bodykit
 
Stock Spoiler Stock Hood NFSWManufacturer TenzoR.png
NFSWWheels TenzoR C19.png Tenzo-R
Style C 19"
No Neon Stock Window Tint NFSWLoweringKitStage2.png
NFSWLoweringKitStage2.png Need for Speed
Stage 2
Default Licence Plate TopSpeedIcon2.png 573 AccelIcon2.png 598 HandlingIcon2.png 380
Skill Mods None Equipped None Equipped None Equipped None Equipped None Equipped SpeedBoost300

Frequency (Cash)

The Frequency style is a previous rental only car that can be purchased for Dollar icon.png550,000. It was made available on June 1, 2015 as part of the End of the World event.

It is fitted with various Street quality performance parts from different manufacturers, and a selection of aftermarket parts.

NFSW Audi R8 42 FSI quattro Frequency.jpg
Performance Parts StreetRedEngine.png
Nova-T
1 Star Rating
Nova-T
Improved Engine
Top Speed Rating 2%  Acceleration Rating 1%  Handling Rating 0%
StreetRedForcedInduction.png
Nova-T
1 Star Rating
Nova-T
Improved Forced Induction
Top Speed Rating 0%  Acceleration Rating 1%  Handling Rating 0%
StreetRedTransmission.png
Nova-T
1 Star Rating
Nova-T
Improved Transmission
Top Speed Rating 1%  Acceleration Rating 0%  Handling Rating 1%
StreetBeigeSuspension.png
Amerikon Speedsystems
1 Star Rating
Amerikon Speedsystems
Improved Suspension
Top Speed Rating 0%  Acceleration Rating 0%  Handling Rating 2%
StreetRedBrakes.png
Nova-T
1 Star Rating
Nova-T
Improved Brakes
Top Speed Rating 0%  Acceleration Rating 0%  Handling Rating 3%
StreetRedTyres.png
Nova-T
1 Star Rating
Nova-T
Improved Tyres
Top Speed Rating 0%  Acceleration Rating 0%  Handling Rating 3%
Class B Car 535 NFSVehicleRentalIcon.png
Aftermarket Parts NFSWBodykitIcon.png
NFSWBodykitIcon.png Bodykit
 
Stock Spoiler Stock Hood NFSWManufacturer TenzoR.png
NFSWWheels TenzoR C19.png Tenzo-R
Style C 19"
No Neon Stock Window Tint NFSWLoweringKitStage2.png
NFSWLoweringKitStage2.png Need for Speed
Stage 2
Default Licence Plate TopSpeedIcon2.png 573 AccelIcon2.png 598 HandlingIcon2.png 380
Skill Mods None Equipped None Equipped None Equipped None Equipped None Equipped Dollar icon.png550,000

Darius

The Darius style is an NFS Classic previously priced at Dollar icon.png1,200,000. It was initially released on September 6, 2011 and could only be purchased if the player was at Driver Level 40 or above.

It is fitted with tuned quality Gromlen performance parts, 2-star Skill Mods, and a selection of aftermarket parts. It's based on Darius' Audi Le Mans quattro featured in Need for Speed: Carbon.

It was replaced with a SpeedBoost purchase option on August 22, 2012, and costs SpeedBoost3700.

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Performance Parts RaceBeigeEngine.png
Gromlen
2 Star Rating2 Star Rating
Gromlen
Tuned Engine
Top Speed Rating 7%  Acceleration Rating 7%  Handling Rating 0%
RaceBeigeForcedInduction.png
Gromlen
2 Star Rating2 Star Rating
Gromlen
Tuned Forced Induction
Top Speed Rating 4%  Acceleration Rating 4%  Handling Rating 0%
RaceBeigeTransmission.png
Gromlen
2 Star Rating2 Star Rating
Gromlen
Tuned Transmission
Top Speed Rating 7%  Acceleration Rating 4%  Handling Rating 3%
RaceBeigeSuspension.png
Gromlen
2 Star Rating2 Star Rating
Gromlen
Tuned Suspension
Top Speed Rating 3%  Acceleration Rating 3%  Handling Rating 7%
RaceBeigeBrakes.png
Gromlen
2 Star Rating2 Star Rating
Gromlen
Tuned Brakes
Top Speed Rating 0%  Acceleration Rating 0%  Handling Rating 4%
RaceBeigeTyres.png
Gromlen
2 Star Rating2 Star Rating
Gromlen
Tuned Tyres
Top Speed Rating 3%  Acceleration Rating 4%  Handling Rating 7%
Class B Car 589 ArtDirectorEditionIcon2.png
Aftermarket Parts Standard Body Stock Spoiler Stock Hood Stock Wheels No Neon Stock Window Tint NFSWLoweringKitStage3.png
NFSWLoweringKitStage3.png Lowering Kit
Stage 3
NFSWStandardLicensePlate.png
WorldLicensePlateDARIUS.png Licence Plate
"Darius"
TopSpeedIcon2.png 710 AccelIcon2.png 696 HandlingIcon2.png 362
Skill Mods WorldSkillNitrousPower.png
Need for Speed
2 Star Rating2 Star Rating
Super Shot
Nitrous Power
14%
WorldSkillNitrousPower.png
Need for Speed
2 Star Rating2 Star Rating
Super Shot
Nitrous Power
14%
WorldSkillExtendedNOS.png
Need for Speed
2 Star Rating2 Star Rating
Extended NOS
Nitrous Duration
19%
WorldSkillExtendedNOS.png
Need for Speed
2 Star Rating2 Star Rating
Extended NOS
Nitrous Duration
19%
WorldSkillPursuitSocialitie.png
Need for Speed
2 Star Rating2 Star Rating
Socialite
Race Cash
9%
SpeedBoost3700

Cop Edition

The Cop Edition style is a Cop Edition that costs SpeedBoost3900. It was released on November 16, 2010 in the car dealer, and as a free one week rental for players that redeemed the Online Pass code included with Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit (2010), although this was titled as a Hot Pursuit style.

It is the first police variant made available in Need for Speed: World, and is based on the SCPD Audi R8 5.2 FSI quattro.

It is fitted with a selection of tuned Race quality performance parts, 2-star Skill Mods, and an aftermarket lowering kit.

NFSW Audi R8 42 FSI quattro Cop.jpg
Performance Parts RaceBeigeEngine.png
Gromlen
2 Star Rating2 Star Rating
Gromlen
Tuned Engine
Top Speed Rating 7%  Acceleration Rating 7%  Handling Rating 0%
RaceGreenForcedInduction.png
Norset
2 Star Rating2 Star Rating
Norset
Tuned Forced Induction
Top Speed Rating 7%  Acceleration Rating 4%  Handling Rating 0%
RaceBeigeTransmission.png
Gromlen
2 Star Rating2 Star Rating
Gromlen
Tuned Transmission
Top Speed Rating 7%  Acceleration Rating 4%  Handling Rating 3%
RaceBeigeSuspension.png
Gromlen
2 Star Rating2 Star Rating
Gromlen
Tuned Suspension
Top Speed Rating 3%  Acceleration Rating 3%  Handling Rating 7%
RaceBeigeBrakes.png
Gromlen
2 Star Rating2 Star Rating
Gromlen
Tuned Brakes
Top Speed Rating 0%  Acceleration Rating 0%  Handling Rating 4%
RaceBeigeTyres.png
Gromlen
2 Star Rating2 Star Rating
Gromlen
Tuned Tyres
Top Speed Rating 3%  Acceleration Rating 4%  Handling Rating 7%
Class B Car 591 CopEditionIcon2.png
Aftermarket Parts Standard Body Stock Spoiler Stock Hood Stock Wheels No Neon Stock Window Tint NFSWLoweringKitStage3.png
NFSWLoweringKitStage3.png Lowering Kit
Stage 3
Default Licence Plate TopSpeedIcon2.png 713 AccelIcon2.png 698 HandlingIcon2.png 362
Skill Mods WorldSkillNitrousPower.png
Need for Speed
2 Star Rating2 Star Rating
Super Shot
Nitrous Power
14%
WorldSkillNitrousPower.png
Need for Speed
2 Star Rating2 Star Rating
Super Shot
Nitrous Power
14%
WorldSkillExtendedNOS.png
Need for Speed
2 Star Rating2 Star Rating
Extended NOS
Nitrous Duration
19%
WorldSkillExtendedNOS.png
Need for Speed
2 Star Rating2 Star Rating
Extended NOS
Nitrous Duration
19%
WorldSkillPursuitSocialitie.png
Need for Speed
2 Star Rating2 Star Rating
Socialite
Race Cash
9%
SpeedBoost3900

Shift

The Shift style is an NFS Classic that costs SpeedBoost3700. It was released on December 9, 2011 under the LMS style name, but this was later altered to Shift. Its livery is based on that of the Audi R8 LMS featured in Need for Speed: Shift.

It is fitted with tuned quality Gromlen performance parts, 2-star Skill Mods, an aftermarket lowering kit, and a spoiler following the style name change.

NFSW Audi R8 42 FSI Quattro Shift.jpg
Performance Parts RaceBeigeEngine.png
Gromlen
2 Star Rating2 Star Rating
Gromlen
Tuned Engine
Top Speed Rating 7%  Acceleration Rating 7%  Handling Rating 0%
RaceBeigeForcedInduction.png
Gromlen
2 Star Rating2 Star Rating
Gromlen
Tuned Forced Induction
Top Speed Rating 4%  Acceleration Rating 4%  Handling Rating 0%
RaceBeigeTransmission.png
Gromlen
2 Star Rating2 Star Rating
Gromlen
Tuned Transmission
Top Speed Rating 7%  Acceleration Rating 4%  Handling Rating 3%
RaceBeigeSuspension.png
Gromlen
2 Star Rating2 Star Rating
Gromlen
Tuned Suspension
Top Speed Rating 3%  Acceleration Rating 3%  Handling Rating 7%
RaceBeigeBrakes.png
Gromlen
2 Star Rating2 Star Rating
Gromlen
Tuned Brakes
Top Speed Rating 0%  Acceleration Rating 0%  Handling Rating 4%
RaceBeigeTyres.png
Gromlen
2 Star Rating2 Star Rating
Gromlen
Tuned Tyres
Top Speed Rating 3%  Acceleration Rating 4%  Handling Rating 7%
Class B Car 589 ArtDirectorEditionIcon2.png
Aftermarket Parts Standard Body NFSWSpoilerCFIcon.png
NFSWSpoilerCFIcon.png Spoiler
Q-Tech Carbon Fibre
Stock Hood Stock Wheels No Neon Stock Window Tint NFSWLoweringKitStage3.png
NFSWLoweringKitStage3.png Lowering Kit
Stage 3
Default Licence Plate TopSpeedIcon2.png 710 AccelIcon2.png 696 HandlingIcon2.png 362
Skill Mods WorldSkillNitrousPower.png
Need for Speed
2 Star Rating2 Star Rating
Super Shot
Nitrous Power
14%
WorldSkillNitrousPower.png
Need for Speed
2 Star Rating2 Star Rating
Super Shot
Nitrous Power
14%
WorldSkillExtendedNOS.png
Need for Speed
2 Star Rating2 Star Rating
Extended NOS
Nitrous Duration
19%
WorldSkillExtendedNOS.png
Need for Speed
2 Star Rating2 Star Rating
Extended NOS
Nitrous Duration
19%
WorldSkillPursuitSocialitie.png
Need for Speed
2 Star Rating2 Star Rating
Socialite
Race Cash
9%
SpeedBoost3700

Shift 2: Unleashed

The Audi R8 appears in Shift 2: Unleashed with a 920 performance rating and 4.27 handling rating. It is purchaseable for $125,000. A Works upgrade for the car is available.

Despite being AWD, the Audi R8 is prone to powersliding in corners. The acceleration and top speed of the R8 might be lacking compared to other Modern C cars.

Trivia

  • The Audi R8 is available as a diecast car with a green and yellow paint job in Need for Speed: Undercover. Players have to enter "9:G3IF" at the cheat codes menu.
  • The Audi R8 "Frequency" was part of a series of rental gifts for players that purchased the first run Starter Packs offered in Need for Speed: World.

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