Audi finally brings the second generation of its gems, which will steal our hearts first time we see it and hear it. We present you the great 2016 Audi R8.
Design and changes
New 2016 Audi R8 will be underpinned with the same platform as its sibling Lamborghini LP610-4 Huracan, but it will have longer wheelbase. With the longer wheelbase it will provide more spacious cabin and better ride comfort. The car will be made with light weight materials, such as aluminum, carbon fiber and others. With these materials new R8 will lose around 130 pounds compared with previous generation. Also, with lighter body, new model will improve general performances and fuel economy. New model will use current design language that prefers very aggressive and sporty look. 2016 Audi R8 will have new and redesigned hexagonal front grille that looks very powerful. There will also be new angular shaped headlights and taillights powered with latest LED technology. We will also notice huge diffuser in the rear bumper and rectangular exhaust tips at the rear. The interior will be comparable with new TT’s cabin but it will have some unique touches and components. We will see combination of sport super car and luxury design. With no doubt, new model will be equipped with latest high quality materials and technology features that will be controlled via large touch screen display.
2016 Audi R8 powertrain and performances
New 2016 Audi R8 might come with both V8 and V10 energy units, just like its predecessor. The basic engine of new model will be 4.2 liter V8 engine. This engine is capable to produce around 450 horsepower. Under the hood of top class models we will see 5.2 liter V10 engine that delivers stunning 600 horsepower. Pretty powerful engines will be placed in new models and those will be coupled with seven speed S tronic dual-clutch automatic transmission. As you can notice, manual gearbox won’t be an option in new generation. There are also rumors about Audi R8 e-tron, a hybrid version whit powerful electric drivetrain that will be transmitted through all wheel drive.
Release date and expected price
The new 2016 Audi R8 will be launched in first half of 2015 as 2016 year model. The expected price of this beast will be around $120,000 for the base model and it will go up to $250,000 for an R8 e-tron, which could be built only by special order.
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