German manufacturer has introduced audience with this long-awaited sport car at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. We’re talking about the remarkable 2017 Audi R8.
Exterior and interior design
Audi has finally brought its eagerly awaited R8 model. New model will brings some amazing changes. The new R8’s styling is a patient evolution and careful combination of the first generation model and the freshest Audi concepts such as on the latest TT model. New 2017 Audi R8 gains a bit sharper and more angular front end. This part of the car will be categorized by a wider rendition of Audi’s traditional single-frame radiator front grille with honeycomb inserts. Also, customers will be introduced with the more aggressive angular headlights and a more massive and muscular front bumper. Front bumper is coming with two large air intakes accented with some blade-like inserts. Headlights of this new beast will be powered with the latest LED technology as usual. It is interesting that only European models will be available with Audi’s high-tech laser projector beam headlights. These headlights cast light twice as far as the standard LED lights and automatically adjust to avoid dazzling oncoming traffic. On the back of the vehicle, the 2017 Audi R8 brings a pair of elongated LED tail lamps, a sizable air diffuser, discreet auto-extendable spoiler and two air vents which are the same as those on the front. We should also mention that the new model will come lighter for 110 pounds. The reason of this is the use of aluminum and carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP). The new model comes 174 inches long, 48 inches tall and 76 inches wide.
2017 Audi R8 powertrain
The new 2017 Audi R8 is coming with some new engine options. The current V8 engine has been replaced with Lamborghini’s 5.2-liter FSI V10 engine. This engine is capable to produce up to 540 horses and 398 pound feet of torque. The higher trim model, the plus model, will be offered with 5.2-liter V10 engine which is tuned to generate 610 horses and 413 pound feet of torque. Both power units will be paired with a 7-speed S Tronic dual-clutch transmission and standard Audi’s Quattro AWD system. We should also mention that there are some rumors about R8 e-tron model but we still don’t have enough information.
Release date and price
When it comes about the price of new 2017 Audi R8, base model will cost around $ 185,000 while the plus one will cost approximately $210,000. The release date is expected for March 2016.