Portrayal of Iron man and Tony Stark won’t be complete without his Audi R8. A mid-engine exotic sports car, it is all that is terrific about Audi as a brand. The new editions of Audi R8 II are V10 Carbon Spyder and the limited-edition 570-horsepower V10 Competition Coupe. The stylishly appealing car still turns heads, draws out the oohs and aahs and the wolf whistles. According to the Review Audi R8 it is definitely a fierce rival for Porsche 911 and Aston Martin V8 Vantage.
|Generation||R8 II coupe|
|Engine||5.2 FSI V10 (540 Hp) quattro S tronic|
|Maximum speed||320 km/h|
|Acceleration from standstill to 100 km/h||3.5 sec|
|Fuel tank volume||83 l|
The trims and tweaks – Review Audi R8 II
At first glance there seem to be little changes in the outgoing model but a closer scrutiny tells another story. It has full exterior LED lighting, the front, back, engine bay. The LED lighting in the engine bay illuminates the cam covers under the glass engine cover and gives it a theatre effect which is pretty awesome. The taillights blink in the direction the car is turning and is a smart touch too. There is work done on restyling the exhaust pipes, redesigned grill in the front and a new demeanour to the back. With exclusive alloy wheels and more of carbon fibre trims, the car gets more style. It also has ceramic brakes, and sports suspension. The older robotized six-speed manual gearbox had been replaced with new seven-speed dual-clutch transmission for smoother and quicker pick up.
According to the Review Audi R8 the interior is more or less the same and is beginning to show some shades of grey. And it has shed carbs too. The new Audi R8 II plus is 200 pounds lighter than the Spyder and it shows in this glistening supercar.
That Entire Horsepower: Call of Energy
The new trimmed version has high output engines too. The limited version Audi R8 II V10 Competition giving 570 hp and a torque of 398 lb-ft is at the top of the line. It is adorned with the S-tronic transmission and accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 3.2 seconds. R8 V10 plus boasts a power of 550 hp and a torque of 398 lb-ft. Audi R8 V10 claims a 5.2-liter V10 engine that produces 525 hp and a 391 lb-ft of torque.
However more than the power boost, Audi has trimmed its engine bay. As per the Review Audi R8 the additional power is due to better engine management than changing hardware. It has made the vehicle quicker and smoother. It throttles to life the moment it is fired up.
The R8 is not a lightweight vehicle. In spite of its weight shedding, it is still not featherweight. It has retained most of its aluminium skeleton with hydraulic power steering. The steering though responds efficiently and moves with the flow. The vehicle manages the curves and bends pretty well and the wide tires offer firm grip. The R8 is still a very mannered car.
Audi R8 is a two seater with ample space in the seating area. The trunk space is less and thus falls back in its practicality. And is strictly not meant for very long rides when you need stuff to pack and carry.
Audi R8 II is a kind of iconic symbol of the company, the top of the lineup. The car is able to emphasize the status of its owner and captivates drive connoisseurs by its dynamic performance and level of equipment.