The Audi R8 (Type 42) is a mid-engine, 2-seater sports car, which uses Audi's trademark Quattro permanent all-wheel-drive system. It was introduced by the German car manufacturer Audi AG in 2006.
The car is exclusively designed, developed, and manufactured by Audi AG's high-performance private subsidiary company, Audi Sport GmbH and is based on the Lamborghini Gallardo platform. The fundamental construction of the R8 is based on the Audi Space Frame and uses an aluminum monocoque which is built using space frame principles. The car is built by Quattro GmbH in a newly renovated factory at Audi's 'aluminum site' at Neckarsulm in Germany.
In 2005, Audi announced that the name of the successful Audi R8 race car would be used for a new road car in 2007, the Audi R8, based on the Audi Le Mans Quattro concept car (designed by Frank Lamberty and Julian Hoenig), appearing at the 2003 International Geneva Motor Show, and 2003 Frankfurt International Motor Show. The R8 development program began in 2004, Lamberty's design being approved and frozen for production. Production body prototypes began field testing in January 2006. The R8 road car was officially launched at the Paris Auto Show on 30 September 2006. There was some confusion with the name, which the car shares with the 24 Hours of Le Mans winning R8 Le Mans Prototype (LMP). 6-time 24 Hours of Le Mans winner Jacky Ickx described the R8 as "the best handling road car today".
It is also the first production car with full-LED headlamps.
Overall the Delta Ctrl-8 has pretty good specs and is a decent car to choose if you want a nice cheap supercar to earn you money fast. It is also known to beat most cars sold from Auto's in drag races when fully upgraded. This car is also exceptionally good for Around The World. The handling is not much to brag about, but the braking is very good and spits out a very satisfactory top speed and acceleration when maxed out with Pro Long gears, Drag Slick tires, Rocket Fuel, etc. This car is also good for saving/grinding for money on any race, producing a hefty 4,000 dollars per mile.
For one of the cheapest Supercars, the max speed of the Delta Ctrl-8 is very good. The max speed can be increased a lot.
The acceleration on the Delta Ctrl-8 is good but not the best. However, it can be increased to make the car a little faster.
The braking in this car is good (0.7). This car could go from any speed and stop fairly quickly, even at max speed.
The handling in this car is its main let down. It does not turn very well around corners, even going quite slowly. Not a car for the race track. From personal experience, the Ctrl-8's handling is so bad, you could be going at a decent speed down a road, tap the A or D, and make a 45˚ angle turn. Handling is the only downside to this car.
When fully upgraded, the Delta Ctrl-8 packs a real punch for its size. With the max speed improved, this car can conquer almost all cars.
The Max Speed, when compared to the unmodified Ctrl-8, is significantly higher, topping at about 445 KPH.
Acceleration is also significantly improved when compared to the unmodified version. Approximately 0.20 seconds are chopped off to accelerate from 0-100 KPH.
Braking, like all cars, can be edited with different brakes, the best being the racing brakes. With these equipped, the braking stat is a good 0.75.
Handling is the same as stated above.
- It's surprisingly fast in quarter mile. This makes it a popular choice among players.
- Audi R8 has a special LeMans version ,which was only painted in GULF's colours.
- That special version has a popular 1.9 TDI engine ,which is in Audi A4 and VW Passat B5 (which is technicaly same car as Audi A4)