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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.

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 Audi R8 appears in Need for Speed: Nitro as a class A car and costs $120,000.

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 stession. 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.

Need for Speed: World - Performance Rating
 0 100 200 250 300 400 500 600 700 750 800 900 1000 
527 632

Silver

The Silver style is an Amerikon Speedsystems performance tuned speedboost car that costs SpeedBoost23400. It was made available on June 28, 2010.
NFSW Audi R8 42 FSI quattro Silver
WorldNavPerformance StreetBeigeEngine
WorldAmerikonSpeedsystems
NFSWStarIcon
Amerikon Speedsystems
Tuned Engine
TopSpeedIcon2 4%  AccelIcon2 4%  HandlingIcon2 0%
StreetBeigeForcedInduction
WorldAmerikonSpeedsystems
NFSWStarIcon
Amerikon Speedsystems
Tuned Forced Induction
TopSpeedIcon2 3%  AccelIcon2 3%  HandlingIcon2 0%
StreetBeigeTransmission
WorldAmerikonSpeedsystems
NFSWStarIcon
Amerikon Speedsystems
Tuned Transmission
TopSpeedIcon2 4%  AccelIcon2 3%  HandlingIcon2 2%
StreetBeigeSuspension
WorldAmerikonSpeedsystems
NFSWStarIcon
Amerikon Speedsystems
Tuned Suspension
TopSpeedIcon2 2%  AccelIcon2 2%  HandlingIcon2 4%
StreetBeigeBrakes
WorldAmerikonSpeedsystems
NFSWStarIcon
Amerikon Speedsystems
Tuned Brakes
TopSpeedIcon2 0%  AccelIcon2 0%  HandlingIcon2 4%
StreetBeigeTyres
WorldAmerikonSpeedsystems
NFSWStarIcon
Amerikon Speedsystems
Tuned Tyres
TopSpeedIcon2 2%  AccelIcon2 3%  HandlingIcon2 4%
CarClassB 566 NFSWSilverVariantIcon  
NFSWSafehouseAftermarketIcon NFSWBodykitSlot NFSWSpoilerSlot NFSWHoodSlot NFSWWheelsSlot NFSWNeonSlot NFSWWindowTintSlot NFSWLoweringSlot NFSWLicencePlateSlot TopSpeedIcon2 667 AccelIcon2 665 HandlingIcon2 367
NFSWSafehouseSkillModsIcon   NFSWSkillModSlot NFSWSkillModSlot NFSWSkillModSlot NFSWSkillModSlot NFSWSkillModSlot SpeedBoost23400

Red

The Red style is a rotationally available stock cash car that costs Dollar icon1,100,000, and was initially released on June 28, 2010.
NFSW Audi R8 42 FSI quattro Red
WorldNavPerformance NFSWPerformanceEngineSlot NFSWPerformanceForcedInductionSlot NFSWPerformanceTransmissionSlot NFSWPerformanceSuspensionSlot NFSWPerformanceBrakesSlot NFSWPerformanceTyresSlot CarClassB 517 NFSWRedVariantIcon  
NFSWSafehouseAftermarketIcon NFSWBodykitSlot NFSWSpoilerSlot NFSWHoodSlot NFSWWheelsSlot NFSWNeonSlot NFSWWindowTintSlot NFSWLoweringSlot NFSWLicencePlateSlot TopSpeedIcon2 573 AccelIcon2 598 HandlingIcon2 380
NFSWSafehouseSkillModsIcon   NFSWSkillModSlot NFSWSkillModSlot NFSWSkillModSlot NFSWSkillModSlot NFSWSkillModSlot Dollar icon1,100,000

Royal Purple

The Royal Purple style is a unique cash car that cost Dollar icon700,000, 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.

NFSW Audi R8 Coupe FSI quattro Royal Purple
WorldNavPerformance RoyalPurpleEngine
WorldRoyalPurple
NFSWStarIcon
Royal Purple
Tuned Engine
TopSpeedIcon2 4%  AccelIcon2 4%  HandlingIcon2 0%
NFSWPerformanceForcedInductionSlot NFSWPerformanceTransmissionSlot NFSWPerformanceSuspensionSlot NFSWPerformanceBrakesSlot NFSWPerformanceTyresSlot CarClassB 530 WorldRoyalPurple  
NFSWSafehouseAftermarketIcon NFSWBodykitSlot NFSWSpoilerSlot NFSWHoodSlot NFSWWheelsSlot NFSWNeonSlot NFSWWindowTintSlot NFSWLoweringSlot NFSWLicencePlateSlot TopSpeedIcon2 599 AccelIcon2 617 HandlingIcon2 376
NFSWSafehouseSkillModsIcon   NFSWSkillModSlot NFSWSkillModSlot NFSWSkillModSlot NFSWSkillModSlot NFSWSkillModSlot Dollar icon700,000

Frequency (Rental)

The Frequency style is a rental car that can be leased for SpeedBoost2300. 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.

NFSW Audi R8 42 FSI quattro Frequency
WorldNavPerformance StreetRedEngine
WorldNovaT
NFSWStarIcon
Nova-T
Improved Engine
TopSpeedIcon2 2%  AccelIcon2 1%  HandlingIcon2 0%
StreetRedForcedInduction
WorldNovaT
NFSWStarIcon
Nova-T
Improved Forced Induction
TopSpeedIcon2 0%  AccelIcon2 1%  HandlingIcon2 0%
StreetRedTransmission
WorldNovaT
NFSWStarIcon
Nova-T
Improved Transmission
TopSpeedIcon2 1%  AccelIcon2 0%  HandlingIcon2 1%
StreetBeigeSuspension
WorldAmerikonSpeedsystems
NFSWStarIcon
Amerikon Speedsystems
Improved Suspension
TopSpeedIcon2 0%  AccelIcon2 0%  HandlingIcon2 2%
StreetRedBrakes
WorldNovaT
NFSWStarIcon
Nova-T
Improved Brakes
TopSpeedIcon2 0%  AccelIcon2 0%  HandlingIcon2 3%
StreetRedTyres
WorldNovaT
NFSWStarIcon
Nova-T
Improved Tyres
TopSpeedIcon2 0%  AccelIcon2 0%  HandlingIcon2 3%
CarClassB 535 NFSVehicleRentalIcon  
NFSWSafehouseAftermarketIcon NFSWBodykitIcon
NFSWBodykitIcon Bodykit
 
NFSWSpoilerSlot NFSWHoodSlot NFSWManufacturer TenzoR
NFSWWheels TenzoR C19 Tenzo-R
Style C 19"
NFSWNeonSlot NFSWWindowTintSlot NFSWLoweringKitStage2
NFSWLoweringKitStage2 Need for Speed
Stage 2
NFSWLicencePlateSlot TopSpeedIcon2 573 AccelIcon2 598 HandlingIcon2 380
NFSWSafehouseSkillModsIcon   NFSWSkillModSlot NFSWSkillModSlot NFSWSkillModSlot NFSWSkillModSlot NFSWSkillModSlot SpeedBoost2300

Frequency (Cash)

The Frequency style is a previous rental only car that can be purchased for Dollar icon550,000. 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
WorldNavPerformance StreetRedEngine
WorldNovaT
NFSWStarIcon
Nova-T
Improved Engine
TopSpeedIcon2 2%  AccelIcon2 1%  HandlingIcon2 0%
StreetRedForcedInduction
WorldNovaT
NFSWStarIcon
Nova-T
Improved Forced Induction
TopSpeedIcon2 0%  AccelIcon2 1%  HandlingIcon2 0%
StreetRedTransmission
WorldNovaT
NFSWStarIcon
Nova-T
Improved Transmission
TopSpeedIcon2 1%  AccelIcon2 0%  HandlingIcon2 1%
StreetBeigeSuspension
WorldAmerikonSpeedsystems
NFSWStarIcon
Amerikon Speedsystems
Improved Suspension
TopSpeedIcon2 0%  AccelIcon2 0%  HandlingIcon2 2%
StreetRedBrakes
WorldNovaT
NFSWStarIcon
Nova-T
Improved Brakes
TopSpeedIcon2 0%  AccelIcon2 0%  HandlingIcon2 3%
StreetRedTyres
WorldNovaT
NFSWStarIcon
Nova-T
Improved Tyres
TopSpeedIcon2 0%  AccelIcon2 0%  HandlingIcon2 3%
CarClassB 535 NFSVehicleRentalIcon  
NFSWSafehouseAftermarketIcon NFSWBodykitIcon
NFSWBodykitIcon Bodykit
 
NFSWSpoilerSlot NFSWHoodSlot NFSWManufacturer TenzoR
NFSWWheels TenzoR C19 Tenzo-R
Style C 19"
NFSWNeonSlot NFSWWindowTintSlot NFSWLoweringKitStage2
NFSWLoweringKitStage2 Need for Speed
Stage 2
NFSWLicencePlateSlot TopSpeedIcon2 573 AccelIcon2 598 HandlingIcon2 380
NFSWSafehouseSkillModsIcon   NFSWSkillModSlot NFSWSkillModSlot NFSWSkillModSlot NFSWSkillModSlot NFSWSkillModSlot Dollar icon550,000

Darius

The Darius style is an NFS Classic previously priced at Dollar icon1,200,000. 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 SpeedBoost23700.

NFSW Audi R8 Coupe FSI quattro Darius
WorldNavPerformance RaceBeigeEngine
WorldGromlen
NFSWStarIconNFSWStarIcon
Gromlen
Tuned Engine
TopSpeedIcon2 7%  AccelIcon2 7%  HandlingIcon2 0%
RaceBeigeForcedInduction
WorldGromlen
NFSWStarIconNFSWStarIcon
Gromlen
Tuned Forced Induction
TopSpeedIcon2 4%  AccelIcon2 4%  HandlingIcon2 0%
RaceBeigeTransmission
WorldGromlen
NFSWStarIconNFSWStarIcon
Gromlen
Tuned Transmission
TopSpeedIcon2 7%  AccelIcon2 4%  HandlingIcon2 3%
RaceBeigeSuspension
WorldGromlen
NFSWStarIconNFSWStarIcon
Gromlen
Tuned Suspension
TopSpeedIcon2 3%  AccelIcon2 3%  HandlingIcon2 7%
RaceBeigeBrakes
WorldGromlen
NFSWStarIconNFSWStarIcon
Gromlen
Tuned Brakes
TopSpeedIcon2 0%  AccelIcon2 0%  HandlingIcon2 4%
RaceBeigeTyres
WorldGromlen
NFSWStarIconNFSWStarIcon
Gromlen
Tuned Tyres
TopSpeedIcon2 3%  AccelIcon2 4%  HandlingIcon2 7%
CarClassB 589 ArtDirectorEditionIcon2  
NFSWSafehouseAftermarketIcon NFSWBodykitSlot NFSWSpoilerSlot NFSWHoodSlot NFSWWheelsSlot NFSWNeonSlot NFSWWindowTintSlot NFSWLoweringKitStage3
NFSWLoweringKitStage3 Lowering Kit
Stage 3
NFSWStandardLicensePlate
WorldLicensePlateDARIUS Licence Plate
"Darius"
TopSpeedIcon2 710 AccelIcon2 696 HandlingIcon2 362
NFSWSafehouseSkillModsIcon   WorldSkillNitrousPower
WorldSkillNitrousPower
NFSWStarIconNFSWStarIcon
Super Shot
Nitrous Power
14%
WorldSkillNitrousPower
WorldSkillNitrousPower
NFSWStarIconNFSWStarIcon
Super Shot
Nitrous Power
14%
WorldSkillExtendedNOS
WorldSkillExtendedNOS
NFSWStarIconNFSWStarIcon
Extended NOS
Nitrous Duration
19%
WorldSkillExtendedNOS
WorldSkillExtendedNOS
NFSWStarIconNFSWStarIcon
Extended NOS
Nitrous Duration
19%
WorldSkillPursuitSocialitie
Socialite
NFSWStarIconNFSWStarIcon
Socialite
Race Cash
9%
SpeedBoost23700

Cop Edition

The Cop Edition style is a Cop Edition that costs SpeedBoost23900. 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
WorldNavPerformance RaceBeigeEngine
WorldGromlen
NFSWStarIconNFSWStarIcon
Gromlen
Tuned Engine
TopSpeedIcon2 7%  AccelIcon2 7%  HandlingIcon2 0%
RaceGreenForcedInduction
WorldNorset
NFSWStarIconNFSWStarIcon
Norset
Tuned Forced Induction
TopSpeedIcon2 7%  AccelIcon2 4%  HandlingIcon2 0%
RaceBeigeTransmission
WorldGromlen
NFSWStarIconNFSWStarIcon
Gromlen
Tuned Transmission
TopSpeedIcon2 7%  AccelIcon2 4%  HandlingIcon2 3%
RaceBeigeSuspension
WorldGromlen
NFSWStarIconNFSWStarIcon
Gromlen
Tuned Suspension
TopSpeedIcon2 3%  AccelIcon2 3%  HandlingIcon2 7%
RaceBeigeBrakes
WorldGromlen
NFSWStarIconNFSWStarIcon
Gromlen
Tuned Brakes
TopSpeedIcon2 0%  AccelIcon2 0%  HandlingIcon2 4%
RaceBeigeTyres
WorldGromlen
NFSWStarIconNFSWStarIcon
Gromlen
Tuned Tyres
TopSpeedIcon2 3%  AccelIcon2 4%  HandlingIcon2 7%
CarClassB 591 CopEditionIcon2  
NFSWSafehouseAftermarketIcon NFSWBodykitSlot NFSWSpoilerSlot NFSWHoodSlot NFSWWheelsSlot NFSWNeonSlot NFSWWindowTintSlot NFSWLoweringKitStage3
NFSWLoweringKitStage3 Lowering Kit
Stage 3
NFSWLicencePlateSlot TopSpeedIcon2 713 AccelIcon2 698 HandlingIcon2 362
NFSWSafehouseSkillModsIcon   WorldSkillNitrousPower
WorldSkillNitrousPower
NFSWStarIconNFSWStarIcon
Super Shot
Nitrous Power
14%
WorldSkillNitrousPower
WorldSkillNitrousPower
NFSWStarIconNFSWStarIcon
Super Shot
Nitrous Power
14%
WorldSkillExtendedNOS
WorldSkillExtendedNOS
NFSWStarIconNFSWStarIcon
Extended NOS
Nitrous Duration
19%
WorldSkillExtendedNOS
WorldSkillExtendedNOS
NFSWStarIconNFSWStarIcon
Extended NOS
Nitrous Duration
19%
WorldSkillPursuitSocialitie
Socialite
NFSWStarIconNFSWStarIcon
Socialite
Race Cash
9%
SpeedBoost23900

Shift

The Shift style is an NFS Classic that costs SpeedBoost23700. 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
WorldNavPerformance RaceBeigeEngine
WorldGromlen
NFSWStarIconNFSWStarIcon
Gromlen
Tuned Engine
TopSpeedIcon2 7%  AccelIcon2 7%  HandlingIcon2 0%
RaceBeigeForcedInduction
WorldGromlen
NFSWStarIconNFSWStarIcon
Gromlen
Tuned Forced Induction
TopSpeedIcon2 4%  AccelIcon2 4%  HandlingIcon2 0%
RaceBeigeTransmission
WorldGromlen
NFSWStarIconNFSWStarIcon
Gromlen
Tuned Transmission
TopSpeedIcon2 7%  AccelIcon2 4%  HandlingIcon2 3%
RaceBeigeSuspension
WorldGromlen
NFSWStarIconNFSWStarIcon
Gromlen
Tuned Suspension
TopSpeedIcon2 3%  AccelIcon2 3%  HandlingIcon2 7%
RaceBeigeBrakes
WorldGromlen
NFSWStarIconNFSWStarIcon
Gromlen
Tuned Brakes
TopSpeedIcon2 0%  AccelIcon2 0%  HandlingIcon2 4%
RaceBeigeTyres
WorldGromlen
NFSWStarIconNFSWStarIcon
Gromlen
Tuned Tyres
TopSpeedIcon2 3%  AccelIcon2 4%  HandlingIcon2 7%
CarClassB 589 ArtDirectorEditionIcon2  
NFSWSafehouseAftermarketIcon NFSWBodykitSlot NFSWSpoilerCFIcon
NFSWSpoilerCFIcon Spoiler
Q-Tech Carbon Fibre
NFSWHoodSlot NFSWWheelsSlot NFSWNeonSlot NFSWWindowTintSlot NFSWLoweringKitStage3
NFSWLoweringKitStage3 Lowering Kit
Stage 3
NFSWLicencePlateSlot TopSpeedIcon2 710 AccelIcon2 696 HandlingIcon2 362
NFSWSafehouseSkillModsIcon   WorldSkillNitrousPower
WorldSkillNitrousPower
NFSWStarIconNFSWStarIcon
Super Shot
Nitrous Power
14%
WorldSkillNitrousPower
WorldSkillNitrousPower
NFSWStarIconNFSWStarIcon
Super Shot
Nitrous Power
14%
WorldSkillExtendedNOS
WorldSkillExtendedNOS
NFSWStarIconNFSWStarIcon
Extended NOS
Nitrous Duration
19%
WorldSkillExtendedNOS
WorldSkillExtendedNOS
NFSWStarIconNFSWStarIcon
Extended NOS
Nitrous Duration
19%
WorldSkillPursuitSocialitie
Socialite
NFSWStarIconNFSWStarIcon
Socialite
Race Cash
9%
SpeedBoost23700

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 in Need for Speed: World, who have purchased the first version of the Starter Pack.

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