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Assembly Location

Neckersulm, Germany

’08 Price Range


’07 Price Range

Body Styles

2-door coupe

Drive Configuration



4.2L V-8


M-6, AMT-6

What’s New for ’08

  • The 4.2L V-8 produces 420 hp and is mated to a 6-speed manual or 6-speed sequential-shift automatic transmission and a rear-biased all-wheel-drive system.
  • Standard features include magnetic control suspension, 19-in. alloy wheels with performance tires, flat-bottom multi-function sport steering wheel, automatic climate control and 8-piston 15-in. (381-mm) front and 4-piston 14-in. (356-mm) rear brake rotors.
  • Options include a 465-watt Bang & Olufsen premium sound system, as well as a convenience package that features a rearview camera, front and rear parking sensors, Bluetooth cell-phone connectivity, hill-hold assist, auto-dimming exterior mirrors, 6-disc CD changer, HomeLink connectivity and a storage package.
  • The R8 also features an industry-first 3-D light-emitting-diode taillights and daytime running lights.

Related Information

All 2008 U.S. Models

2008 U.S. Model Specifications