The luscious new 2016 Audi R8 can undoubtedly be claimed as the finest sports car currently driven on the planet! The Audi R8 has been branded as one of the most successful racing sports cars ever, since its introduction in the ‘24 Hours of Le Mans’ race in 2000. Remarkably, this amazing sports car won the Le Mans race consecutively for five of the six years it competed!
|Generation||R8 II coupe|
|Engine||5.2 FSI V10 plus (610 Hp) quattro S tronic|
|Maximum speed||330 km/h|
|Acceleration from standstill to 100 km/h||3.2 sec|
|Fuel tank volume||73 l|
When is the 2016 Audi R8 launching?
As excited as fans and competitors are for the arrival of the new 2016 Audi R8, there is still a long wait left for its official release date. When the Audi R8 debuted at the 2015 Geneva Auto Show, it was expected to arrive in US and Europe by Spring / Summer 2016! Meanwhile the car has been making special appearances at some of the world’s largest automobile exhibits in Europe, Asia, America and Australia. Though the exact release date isn’t in clear sight, we do have some interesting specs, design features and preview information on this fabulous automotive!
What’s unique about the design of new 2016 Audi R8?
Lighter and sharper is the new formula for this second-generation 2016 Audi R8. Having started with a base of the first-generation R8, Audi has modified it to achieve the modern MSS (Modular Sport System) architecture. Though the new Audi R8 exterior shares its basic framework with the Lamborghini Huracán, the redesign has been efficiently transformed to make more space and comfort. The dynamic look of the exterior body is trendy and angular, yet taut and ordered – a very typical attribute of German automotive design and engineering. A very important element in the new release is the light body and diminished weight. Due to the usage of lightweight aluminium space-frame and carbon fibre composite materials, the new body is more than 100 pounds lighter than the first-generation R8. The overall size and dimensions of the car are 174.0 inches in length, 76.4 inches in width, and 48.8 inches in height. In comparison to the previous generation’s model, this 2016 Audi R8 is wider and lower giving it a bit more dramatic proportions as an enhancement.
What are the Interiors of the new 2016 Audi R8?
The interiors offered by the Audi always have a fusion theme from traditional to futuristic sophistication, based on the official photos. R8 comes with the typical “virtual cockpit,” but with a slight modification. The TFT monitor is placed directly in front of the driver and not centrally mounted as in the 1st generation R8. The three-spoke flat-bottom steering wheel is fitted with controls to start and stop the engine and numerous other security and leisure control-features.
Engine power of the 2016 Audi R8
The first generation R8’s 5.2 liter V-10 engine has evolved into the new V10 and V10-Plus engine in the 2016 Audi R8. The standard V-10 engine gives a 540 horsepower and 398 pound-ft of torque. The highly powerful V10 Plus engine, often called alpha-canine engine, is rated at 610 horsepower and 413 pound-ft of torque. The highest speed rated of the new R8 is an unbelievable 201 – 205 mph! This powerful automobile can sprint from 0 to 62 mph in just 3.5 seconds! Jaw-dropping power, indeed!
The new R-8 is also a four-wheel drive, with fully variable front-rear torque distribution. However, the traditional manual transmission is no more; the new R8 only comes only with DL800 7-speed automatic transmission with dual-clutch.
The maximum speed of the base version Audi R8, which will save all wheel drive system will be about 300 kilometers per hour.
What is the price of the new 2016 Audi R8?
The exact value of this fabulous new R8 is yet to be exactly announced. It is expected that the 2016 second-generation R-8 model would likely be around $119,000 for the basic model of the automobile.