Audi is still tinkering with the thought of offering carbon-ceramic brakes in America, and it looks as if it may actually happen. The brake discs, which do add to the overall production cost of the vehicle, are offered overseas on the R8, and the RS6, not currently offered in America. Audi says to expect the new brakes as soon as 2011, and Car and Driver speculates that R8 will be the first model outfitted.
The RS5, which has been confirmed for U.S. sale and is expected on our shores in 2012, is available with optional carbon-ceramics – but only up front.
On a side note, the TT RS is expected to arrive in America soon, equipped with a six-speed manual, but exactly when is unclear.