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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.

Stock: 527 (B class) Maximum: 632 (A class)

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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Performance Parts
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Aftermarket Parts
Standard Body
Stock Spoiler
Stock Hood
Stock Wheels
No Neon
Stock Window Tint
Default Ride Height
Default Licence Plate
Skill Mods
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
Class B Car 566
TopSpeedIcon2.png 667
AccelIcon2.png 665
HandlingIcon2.png 367
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Standard
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
Aftermarket Parts
Standard Body
Stock Spoiler
Stock Hood
Stock Wheels
No Neon
Stock Window Tint
Default Ride Height
Default Licence Plate
Skill Mods
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
Class B Car 517
TopSpeedIcon2.png 573
AccelIcon2.png 598
HandlingIcon2.png 380
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Standard
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
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Stock Forced Induction
Stock Transmission
Stock Suspension
Stock Brakes
Stock Tyres
Aftermarket Parts
Standard Body
Stock Spoiler
Stock Hood
Stock Wheels
No Neon
Stock Window Tint
Default Ride Height
Default Licence Plate
Skill Mods
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
Class B Car 530
TopSpeedIcon2.png 599
AccelIcon2.png 617
HandlingIcon2.png 376
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Royal Purple
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
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Aftermarket Parts
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Stock Spoiler
Stock Hood
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No Neon
Stock Window Tint
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Default Licence Plate
Skill Mods
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
Class B Car 535
TopSpeedIcon2.png 573
AccelIcon2.png 598
HandlingIcon2.png 380
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Rental
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.

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Performance Parts
StreetRedEngine.png
StreetRedForcedInduction.png
StreetRedTransmission.png
StreetBeigeSuspension.png
StreetRedBrakes.png
StreetRedTyres.png
Aftermarket Parts
NFSWBodykitIcon.png
Stock Spoiler
Stock Hood
NFSWManufacturer TenzoR.png
No Neon
Stock Window Tint
NFSWLoweringKitStage2.png
Default Licence Plate
Skill Mods
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
Class B Car 535
TopSpeedIcon2.png 573
AccelIcon2.png 598
HandlingIcon2.png 380
NFSVehicleRentalIcon.png
Rental
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
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RaceBeigeBrakes.png
RaceBeigeTyres.png
Aftermarket Parts
Standard Body
Stock Spoiler
Stock Hood
Stock Wheels
No Neon
Stock Window Tint
NFSWLoweringKitStage3.png
NFSWStandardLicensePlate.png
Skill Mods
WorldSkillNitrousPower.png
WorldSkillNitrousPower.png
WorldSkillExtendedNOS.png
WorldSkillExtendedNOS.png
WorldSkillPursuitSocialitie.png
Class B Car 589
TopSpeedIcon2.png 710
AccelIcon2.png 696
HandlingIcon2.png 362
ArtDirectorEditionIcon2.png
NFS Classic
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
RaceGreenForcedInduction.png
RaceBeigeTransmission.png
RaceBeigeSuspension.png
RaceBeigeBrakes.png
RaceBeigeTyres.png
Aftermarket Parts
Standard Body
Stock Spoiler
Stock Hood
Stock Wheels
No Neon
Stock Window Tint
NFSWLoweringKitStage3.png
Default Licence Plate
Skill Mods
WorldSkillNitrousPower.png
WorldSkillNitrousPower.png
WorldSkillExtendedNOS.png
WorldSkillExtendedNOS.png
WorldSkillPursuitSocialitie.png
Class B Car 591
TopSpeedIcon2.png 713
AccelIcon2.png 698
HandlingIcon2.png 362
CopEditionIcon2.png
Cop Edition
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
RaceBeigeForcedInduction.png
RaceBeigeTransmission.png
RaceBeigeSuspension.png
RaceBeigeBrakes.png
RaceBeigeTyres.png
Aftermarket Parts
Standard Body
NFSWSpoilerCFIcon.png
Stock Hood
Stock Wheels
No Neon
Stock Window Tint
NFSWLoweringKitStage3.png
Default Licence Plate
Skill Mods
WorldSkillNitrousPower.png
WorldSkillNitrousPower.png
WorldSkillExtendedNOS.png
WorldSkillExtendedNOS.png
WorldSkillPursuitSocialitie.png
Class B Car 589
TopSpeedIcon2.png 710
AccelIcon2.png 696
HandlingIcon2.png 362
ArtDirectorEditionIcon2.png
NFS Classic
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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