The next gen Audi R8 would come with minor twists keeping thing simple, lighter, faster and more powerful engine for better performance and fuel economy. The all-new Audi R8 boldly goes where no car has gone before.
In most cases redesigns include a whole new look, but for the R8, the outward changes are quite light. There are a number of changes under the skin and in the cabin of the new R8.
The front outlook comes equipped with LED headlights and a hexagonal grill that embraces the DNA design, found across the existing vehicle lineup of Audi. The pair of air vents is updated with perpendicular blades, changing the slats they sported before. The strong shoulder line is now uninterrupted by the new two-piece design of the Audi side blade and the hidden door handles. Rear air ducts saw the similar changes which are seated over the trapezoidal exhaust tips. Beyond the superficial, the new multi material space frame is meaningfully lighter than it was on the preceding car, while also becoming 40 percent more rigid. The new structure plays a vibrant role in the considerable weight loss due to a blend of carbon fiber and aluminum-reinforced plastics, the sporty V10 Plus version weighs just 3,205 pounds, which is striking when you consider the lightest version of the outgoing car was the 3,583 pound V8 manual.
Dimensions are similar to the previous generation but further emphasize the flat, wide and muscular characteristics of the R8 – decreasing half an inch in height and length but increasing half an inch in width.
Things are just as comfortable on the inside, depending on the chosen package. The standard V10 offers fully adjustable sport seats that are easy to configure for either cruising or spirited back-road thrashing. Physically attuned bucket sports seats come in the V10 Plus model for those looking to blur the procession additionally between the street sedan and the race sedan.
Three-spoke multi function flat-bottom sport steering wheel with shift paddles and two steering wheel-mounted satellite buttons (engine Start/Stop and Audi drive select). The R8 V10 plus steering wheel adds two additional satellite buttons for the Performance mode selector and Sport exhaust.
Bang & Olufsen® Sound System featuring 13 speakers capable of producing 550 watts of pure, crisp sound (standard V10, optional V10 plus).
With uncompromising performance and unmistakable design, the R8 model line has represented the pinnacle of Audi performance since its introduction in 2008, and this all-new 2017 R8 is no exception.
Both V10 and V10 Plus models of the 2017 R8 come with a Nappa-leather decorated cabin with an exceptionally driver focused configuration. While the middle console features MMI and volume controls readily available for rapid access, there is no in-dash infotainment monitor. The only interface is the Audi Virtual Cockpit, which is the single-stop-shop for amusement, car information, and navigation functions.
March 2016 is expected to be the release date of the new Audi R8 2017, but the price differs between the models. The V10 model of the new R8 can be procured at a minimum price of $165,000, whereas the minimum price of the V10 Plus is expected to be $185,000.