Audi has finally stop all speculation and rumor and unveiled the new R8, the design is familiar to brand, but know it’s lighter and more powerful.
Supercar enthusiast will be really happy to know that the new Audi R8 will use a naturally aspirated engine! The new R8 has a 5.2 FSI engine with two output power offer, the first offer has 397 kW (540 hp) from its 5,204 cc displacement and a torque of 540 Nm (398.3 lb-ft) @ 6,500 rpm. And sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 3.5 seconds, and it can reach a top speed of 323 km/h (200.7 mph). The R8 V10 plus is even more powerful and is the fastest series-production Audi of all time. It develops 449 kW (610 hp) and its maximum torque of 560 Nm (413.0 lb-ft) @ 6,500 rpm, 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) take 3.2 seconds, 0 to 200 km/h (124.3 mph) in 9.9 seconds, and a top speed of 330 km/h (205.1 mph), In both engine versions, power is transmitted to a seven-speed S tronic transmission installed behind the engine. The S tronic has three automatic modes and can also be controlled manually. Shift commands are transmitted electronically (shift-by-wire). The launch control system manages full-throttle acceleration from a standing start, of course the new R8 is a 4wheel drive with the quattro system.
The new Audi R8 weighs up to 50 kilograms (110.2 lb) less than its predecessorand has a dry weight of 1,454 kilograms (3,205.5 lb). The multimaterial Audi Space Frame (ASF) ensures low weight and optimum axle load distribution. The combination of aluminum and carbon fiber reinforced plastics (CFRP) in the Audi Space Frame opens up new dimensions with regard to weight, rigidity and crash behavior. The aerodynamic underbody which integrates a long diffuser boosts downforce. The chassis, also receive double wishbone suspension.
Sales of the new Audi R8 start in summer 2015. Prices are 165,000 euros for the R8 V10 and 187,400 euros for the top-of-the-range version R8 V10 plus.