The emergence of the new supercar Audi R8 2 generation have been waiting a very long time. The world premiere of the car was held in early March at the Geneva Motor Show in 2015, and the specific details of the coupe became known a little earlier.
Audi R8 (2016) in the new body has repeatedly hit the spy camera lenses, although the official photo model manufacturer has managed to keep it to the last. Externally, the car kept the recognizable silhouette, but got a front-themed Audi TT 3 generation.
Models & Prices Audi R8 (2016).
|5.2 FSI plus S tronic quattro||$191,000||5.2 petrol (610 hp)||Automatic (7)||full|
Supercar got a massive hexagonal radiator grille, air intakes in the front bumper with vertical slats, a diode light engineering (for a fee is available laser head optics) and reissued with modified aft diffuser and bumper.In general, the design of the model became more sharp edges, gives the appearance of aggression.
The interior of the new Audi R8 (2016) meets completely rethought the front panel, made in a minimalist style, and a digital instrument panel in the form of a 12.3-inch display, is already known for the aforementioned higher TT models, as well as the Volkswagen the Passat B8. Plus, the cabin was a bit more spacious than before, and behind the front seats are now placed a sports bag.
Specifications. The basis of the Audi R8 2 laid down carbon-aluminum chassis Audi Space Frame, which shares the car with supercar the Lamborghini Huracan. Its use has helped make the new product a 10% lighter than its predecessor and increased rigidity in torsion by 40 percent.
Overall length Audi P8 a new body was reduced to 15 mm – to 4420, the width was increased to 1944 mm (+ 39), and the height reduced to 1241 (- 12). The size of the wheelbase (2 650) remains the same, and the trunk volume increased a bit – up to 104 liters compared to hundreds of previously.
So far only available for supercar upgraded 5.2-liter naturally aspirated engine V10, which produces 540 hp(+15) And 540 Nm of torque, while the version Plus – 610 “horses” (+ 61) and 560 Nm. Combined it exclusively paired with a 7-band S tronic transmission with two clutches.
Already in the database engine is equipped with the “start/stop” function on and off half the cylinders under light loads. This has reduced the average consumption in the combined cycle 11.8 liters/100 km (12.4 to 610-strong modification).
On the version with a more modest V8 manufacturer has not said anything. Probably, this will appear later. With this new Audi R8 quattro retains 2-wheel drive system with electro-hydraulic multi-plate clutch, front and rear mechanical differential of the raised friction. Depending on the situation, any of the axes can be transmitted up to 100% of thrust.
From now on equipment models included electronically controlled adaptive suspension Magnetic Ride system, coupled with the choice of the mode of operation of the control electronics. The latter has the Normal mode, the Sport and the Dynamic, switch between changing parameters such as damping, the effort on the steering wheel (there are now electric power with a variable gear ratio), the response time on the accelerator pedal and others.
The top Audi R8 V10 plus (2016) further has a carbon-ceramic brakes and static rear wing (540-strong version is extendable). Plus, such a modification 50 kg lighter (1454 kg).
As a result, acceleration from zero to hundred this coupe spends 3.2 seconds (0.3 sec. Faster than its predecessor), and the maximum speed reaches 330 km/h. Coupe with 540 hp engine similar to the acceleration required 3.5 seconds and a top speed just below – 323 km/h.
Configurations and prices. In the beginning, you can buy only top-end 610-strong version of Audi R8 V10 plus, which is asking for a minimum of $191,000, which is about 10% cheaper Huracan. The first batch of cars will reach dealers of the end of November 2015, and the quota for the year amounted to only 13 pieces. Information about the cost and date of commencement of sales of more modest 540-strong modification of the model yet.
The standard equipment of the Audi R8 V10 plus included diode head optics (for a fee you can order laser lights), ceramic brakes, a virtual instrument panel, leather seats, sport bucket seats, the system MMI and Audi Drive Select with the mode of the Performance, as well as forged wheels.