More powerful than ever, the new fastest 2017 Audi R8 is beautiful to behold and simply marvelous to drive – all the qualities that you would love to find in a supercar. This coupe made its debut at 2015 Geneva auto show and amazed its potential customers. Apart from its sporty and aggressive look, it comes with improved performance, new technology and many up-gradations.
Engine & Performance
The second generation Audi R8 sports car will be available with two engine options: V10 and V10 Plus. This time, both the engines will not be powered by the V8 option with the 6-speed manual transmission, but they will be powered with a 5.2 liter, 10-cylinder engine. More specifically, the standard model will be able to generate 540 hp, with 398 lb-ft of torque, while the Plus one will give 610 hp with 413 of maximum torque. Moreover, the V10 model attains a speed from 0-60 in 3.5 seconds, whereas the V10 Plus model attains the same figure in 3 seconds. Both engines are paired with a 7-speed S tronic transmission system, which will be able to power all-sheel drive system of this supercar. Its top speed reaches the outstanding 200 mph-plus.
With a sharper and more angular look than its predecessor, the new 2017 Audi R8 looks more aggressive and powerful than ever before. The new design is made from lights-weight materials, such as aluminium and carbon fiber reinforced plastic, which improves greatly its aerodynamic capabilities. The grille, which is bigger, is re-designed and has a more hexagonal shape and is placed between a pair of improved air vents, with vertical blades, under the wedge-shaped LED headlights. At the back of the car there is a pair of elegant looking LED tail lights, which give the car a sportier look. Though its superficial design, the Audi R8 is longer and lighter than the previous model, but it’s around 40% more stiffy. The V10 model comes equipped with 19-inch alloy wheels and the V10 Plus version with 20-inch alloy wheels.
Spacious and modern, the cabin of the new coupe is equipped with the finest amenities. It features a 12.3 digital instrument cluster, heated power and adjustable seats, which are made out of the finest quality of leather, as well as LED interior lightings. The extremely modernized cockpit of this sporty car gets rid of the analog instruments of the previous model, by making all the options available on the LCD display, which is placed right behind the steering wheel. Moreover, this car has an impressive cargo space, considering it’s a sport car. It also gets a modern automatic air conditioning system, as well as an improved infotainment system. In addition, there are also some great security and safety attributes, such as the automatic airbags and strong brakes. In order to ensure that you will enjoy the latest technology in this car, it comes with a number of connection possibilities, such as the USB ports, wi-fi and smart phone integration.
Release Date & Price / Competitors
The new 2017 Audi R8 is expected to ‘hit’ the market during the summer of 2016 at the latest. Its price is estimated to be around $165,000 for the V10 model and $185,000 for the V10 Plus version. The main competitors of the R8 will be Porsche 911 and Nissan GT-R.