Audi R8 Hire Information
Our Audi R8 hire car is a direct result of Audi's dominance at Le Man with many of the features developed by the racing team now employed in this fabulous road car. The spyder version of the Audi R8 rental car we own is a magnificent experience, just pop down the top and listen the wonderful V10 engine behind you while feeling at one with your surroundings. The Audi R8 hire car we have is a mid-engine, 2-seater supercar, which uses Audi's trademark Quattro permanent all-wheel drive system. This supercar really does stimulate your senses and is proving to be a true modern classic supercar that we have for hire. The first R8 was a concept car in 2003 named the “Audi Le Mans Quattro” which shared a lot with the Audi TT chassis and bodywork, but with the Gallardo V10 engine. This car was developed into the full fat Audi R8 rental car we recognise today and was based on the Le Mans 24 Hour race winning car.
When the R8 first went on sale in 2006 Audi had sold all available cars within 7 days! By 2018, 37,478 Audi R8 supercars had been sold worldwide, with the Neckarsulm, factory producing between 8 - 15 R8’s per day, although it has capacity to produce 29 if needed.
This Audi R8 hire car we own was produced by a mixture of machines which used 95 lasers to check over 220 measurements and seventy workers who hand fitted over 5000 parts. The R8 rental car features a distinctive curved bar of LED daytime running lights and 19 inch wheels with the front having wide 235/35 ZR19 tyres, and the rears even wider 305/30 ZR19 Pirelli P-Zero tyres. The Audi R8 when released was voted the best overall sports car available and the first car to challenge the dominance that the Porsche 911 has had for so many years. The Audi R8 rental car continues to be the best overall sports car to date and is definitely our most popular hire car.
Our Audi R8 hire car has one of the best engine sounds around
The Audi R8 rental car we have for hire has an amazing sounding soundtrack powered by a v10 engine that sits just behind your head and is built using "that" solid engineering the Germans are well known for. The engine, and chassis for that matter share the same skeleton as the Lamborghini Gallardo and Huracan as a result of VW owing Lamborghini who in turn own Audi.
The engine on our Audi R8 spyder hire car produces 420 BHP giving it a top speed of 187 mph and getting to 0-60 in less than 3.9 seconds, more than enough to have plenty of fun on the roads giving it the same figures as a Lamborghini Gallardo and Huracan - the R8 however was not built to compete against these, instead its target market is the Porsche 911 and is designed to be more of a everyday vehicle.
Hire our Audi R8 for great fuel consumption
Our Audi R8 hire car is relatively economic to drive, with combined fuel coming in 24.4 mpg, 16.2 mpg urban and 31.3 extra urban. Figures for the automatic models are slightly better. CO2 emissions are 301g/km for the manual and just 287g/km for the automatic model.
This Audi R8 hire car comes with a full automatic sportshift transmission or semi automatic paddle shift gearbox allowing the hirer to relax around town and then really get that racing car driver feel out on the country roads ensuring you are always in the right gear at the right moment.
Chassis and handling on our Audi R8 V10 hire car
This Audi R8 V10 Cabriolet hire car that we have for rent is slight heavier than the Audi R8 V10 Coupe hire car we own, coming is at 1658 kg as opposed to 1690kg for the coupe. All of this weight is distributed in a clever way that helps the Audi R8 V10 Spyder corner nimbly, and predictably. The extra weight on the R8 cabriolet comes from the lower strengthening of the chassis to cater for the lack of roof as is the case with all cabriolet cars. This slight weight difference however cannot be noticed at all, such is the immense design of the chassis that the handling is not affected in any way.
At higher speeds over 100 mph this Audi R8 Cabriolet rental car is slightly louder than the R8 rental car coupe version, but this is to be expected and does not cause any issues to your supercar hire experience. In case of unexpected downpours the electric roof takes just 12 seconds to fold up or down-perfect for the traffic lights!
Audi R8 Hire Options
Our Audi R8 hire options are very flexible. We are able to offer for hire our Audi R8 for just 24 hours if you require it for your weekday wedding car hire solution, or perhaps you may enjoy hiring it for a few days either side of the event, whether it be a 4 day mid week hire or 4 day weekend rental so you can really get a true supercar experience. We also have some great deals and prices on a weeks' Audi R8 hire, or perhaps you have recently sold your own supercar and need to hire our Audi R8 rental car for a period while you wait for your new supercar to be delivered. We have also recently seen a trend for exotic car hire to be utilised for prom car hire. Whatever your reason for hiring, PB Supercar Hire has the supercar for you.
Hiring an Audi R8 versus ownership
Most of the business we do at PB Supercar Hire with our Audi R8 V10 Spyder hire car is with short term rentals ranging from 1-7 days usually for use as a wedding car, which is great for a one off hire experience. However recently we have seen an increasing amount of enquiries for long term supercar hire and short term supercar lease options ranging from 2 weeks to 12 months on our Audi R8 V10 Spyder hire car. PB Supercar Hire offer great long term supercar hire deals and short term leases on our prestige car hire solutions. If you are looking for this type of sports car hire you will usually be accustomed to the pitfalls and problems with ownership, especially in London. By hiring our Audi R8 V10 Cabriolet rental car for a longer period you will relieve yourself of the burdens of maintenance, insurance, tax, mot, tyres, finance costs and the all important depreciation. Just because you can afford an Audi R8 Cabriolet does not mean you have the money to lose thousands when it comes time to sell.
We have carefully worked out that hiring our Audi R8 rental car for a period of up to 12 months will work out financially better than buying one for the same period. If however you intend to keep the supercar longer than 12 months it is better sense to buy or lease one on a traditional 36 month deal. Our supercar hire prices are guaranteed to be the cheapest in the UK, and we even offer a supercar hire club membership scheme to a regular customers.
Quite often when you buy an R8 it sits in your garage unused for days or weeks at a time, costing money and depreciating. PB Supercar Hire has seen a large rise in this type of luxury car hire customer over the past few years, who have now chosen to sell their own supercar and regularly choose our Audi R8 hire options as and when they need a car often for a few weeks at a time. If however you simply require a car as a spur of the moment idea we have some great last minute supercar hire offers available.
Audi R8 Models
There have been over 19 variations of the Audi R8 for sale since 2006, all coming with either manual, 6 speed R-Tronic or 7 speed S Tronic gearboxes, the latter being the semi automatic paddle shift style. The first car produced was the Audi R8 V8 Coupe which had a V8 4.2 litre engine in it, which is the same engine as used in the Audi B7 RS4, but is modified to use a dry sump lubrication system. A cabriolet or spyder version as it’s known was later released in 2011. The 5.2 litre Audi R8 V10 was released in 2009 which shared the Gallardo engine and breaking system, the spyder version was released in 2010. The R8 was the first car in the world to debut the LED light system. These 2 engines form the basis of the range with each one having different variations such as the Audi R8 GT and R8 Limited Edition. There is also the Audi R8 E-Tron range which is an all electric model, however only 99 of them were made and cost over £1 million. The Audi R8 also comes in 2 race forms, the R8 LMS GT3 and the R8 LMS Ultra.
Hire our Audi R8 or view our other Supercar Hire vehicles to choose your favourite supercar for whatever the occasion, we are specialists in Aston Martin Hire, Audi Hire, Bentley Hire, Ferrari Hire, Jaguar Hire, Lamborghini Hire, Maserati Hire, McLaren Hire, Mercedes Hire, Porsche Hire, and Rolls Royce Hire and will always be able to offer you the highest level of service throughout London and the UK.”