Audi has announced the 2014 R8 lineup is now available on sale in the United States. Prices start from 114,900 USD for the entry-level R8 V8 Coupe.

Audi has announced the 2014 R8 lineup is now available on sale in the United States.

Pricing starts from 114,900 USD for the R8 V8 Coupe and goes all the way up to 179,645 USD for the R8 V10 Plus fitted with S tronic. The latter is a new seven-speed transmission which has shaved 0.3 seconds off the car's 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) time. Audi says the S tronic changes gears smoother and is more efficient. Another novelty is the addition of full LED headlamps which have been certified as energy-efficient by the European Commission.

The range-topping R8 V10 Plus comes with 550 bhp (410 kW) and 398 lb-ft (539 Nm) which enables the S tronic-equipped model to reach 60 mph in 3.3 seconds, on its way to a top speed of 196 mph (315 km/h). Compared to the R8 V10, the Plus variant is about 130 lbs (59 kg) lighter thanks to a smaller fuel tank, ceramic brakes, less sound insulation in the engine bay, manual Alcantara seats and carbon fiber blades, spoiler, rear diffuser and front splitter.

Full pricing details are available in the attached press release. See the source link (PDF) for a complete official 2014 Audi R8 guide.

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