First Official Photos and Technical Details of the New Audi R8
Audi R8 Reviews
Yesterday a picture of the new Audi R8 filtered and logically, today, the brand has unveiled more photos while some technical details of its new flagship. Before going further in some aspects of the new model, we clear the doubts about its performance. Initially, it will only be a V10 version in its most powerful variant develops 610 CV for a 0-100 km/h in 3.2 seconds and a top speed of 330 km/h.
And reassured about the relevance of their services, see what lies ahead with this second generation Audi R8. Initially, he said, there will only be two variations of atmospheric 5,204 cc V10 and dry sump: one of 540 hp and over 610 hp. Interestingly, the two versions, the increase in torque is minimal in relation to the power jump: 540 Nm for the “normal” and 560 Nm for the V10 Plus. Of note, the V10 now has the cylinder deactivation. The control unit off one of the two cylinder banks disabling the injection and ignition, to reduce the average consumption of the car. In the case of V10 is 11.8 l/100 km and the V10 Plus 12.4 l/100 km. In both cases, the engine will be associated with a change S – Tronic (double clutch) 7 installed behind the V10 relationships. It has three operating modes and orders are by electrical impulses (shift by wire) transmitted.
Of course, available all-wheel drive quattro new generation (at the front axle, differential hydraulic multiembrague now, instead of a single clutch as in today), that depending on the conditions can send up to 100% of couple to either axis. Dry and normal conditions, 100% goes back, but if necessary all the pair could go through the front axle. Audi also announced weighing 50 kg lighter than the previous Audi R8 V10 despite more equipment in the new version. The new R8 V10 Plus (610 hp) weighs 1,454 kg dry. Obviously, sports structure has an ASF (Audi Space Frame) weighing 200 kg and only a combination of plastic reinforced with carbon fiber (CFRP) to some elements of the body (which would be 15% lighter compared to current model). A streamlined level, we find a “long diffuser”, while in the suspensions, Audi simply tell us that equips double parallelograms, with dampers controlled option. As for aesthetic level, we know that for taste there is nothing written, but I can not help thinking that the result is not up to the expectations created by the first generation. The front, with huge frame grille is undoubtedly the least successful part from my point of view: Visually it is a bulge next break an extremely sharp profile.
The rear refers to the current model, but with more angular shapes when the current was all curves. Finally, they were his dreams sideblades identity disappear simply evoked in the two side air intakes. At least in photos, the new Audi R8 does not convince me. On board, things change. Everything is undoubtedly Audi R8, but updated with the new brand design and digital view screen in the Audi TT as an instrument cluster and infotainment unit. Most control functions are grouped on the steering wheel as the start button. Sales of the new Audi R8 begin this summer in Germany with a price of 165,000 euros for the Audi R8 V10 and 187,400 euros for the R8 V10 Plus.