2017 Audi R8 - The New Quattro Supercar
The majority of sports novelties stay on the market for a long time. The car which is going to be reviewed in the article is announced as a sport car but designed for every day use. We'll touch upon 2017 Audi R8 redesign as well as its price and other features. The main rivals are future Porsche 960.
2017 Audi R8 Price
Since the end of November powerful version of the R8 V10 Plus will cost from $189,900. The price includes the upgraded version of the engine that produces 610 horsepower and 413 lb-ft of torque.
2017 Audi R8 Redesign
The exterior of the second generation of this sport coupe hasn't faced any revolutionary changes. However, the engineers of the West German companies rarely change the whole design idea giving preference to evolutionary stylistic development. This car is of no exception. Thus, R8 of the new generation is still of its original body shape. The famous spoiler still present. There’re not many changes but they’re effectively done. The highlights are of LED type.
The lighting modules consist of many details. Each of them has a strictly determined direction. The driver now has the opportunity to choose the mode of lighting depending on such factors as the presence of oncoming vehicles, the steering angle, light level and others. The old single frame grill is surrounded by a powerful air intake. Along with the cooling system they improve the stability of the car while driving at high speeds. The wheel arches have been considerably widened. Not to mention aerodynamic niches which fit overall design.
The rear part of the R8 has a strong diffuser which is combined with a pair of angular exhaust pipes.
2017 Audi R8 Parameters
The size of the car is close to the other models of sport class.
Length: 4420 mm;
Width: 1940 mm;
Height: 2650 mm;
Wheelbase: 2650 mm;
Clearance: up to 105 mm.
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2017 Audi R8 Interior
The inside part of the 2017 Audi R8 looks impeccable.
The carmakers have decided to maintain the standard approach to the interior. The driver and passenger seats provide a lot of free space. The seats are of classic shape and deliver a good deal of comfort. They are equipped with numerous electronic settings, fitted with heating and ventilation systems which are adjustable. Dashboard is now fitted with a huge display. You can adjust it up to your needs. The model has fashionable lowered bottom which is slightly thickened in the area of a grip offering different sets of sensors.
The materials used are of highest quality with a beautiful style. The ergonomic aspect of the cabin is well done. A number of auxiliary electronic systems, two-zone climate control, adaptive cruise control, sensors, full electric and two sensors are offered as additional features. You can order more options and install sport seats in the of a bucket shape.
2017 Audi R8 Engine and Specifications
Specifications of 2017 Audi R8 will suit even the most sophisticated driver. The model has an updated platform 30% of which is made of composite materials. Besides, have made the car lighter owing to aluminum alloys. As a result, the weight the car has lost about 130 pounds. On the contrary, the rigidity has a 40% increase. The auto suspension is fully independent and electronically controlled. Brake mechanisms are based on ceramic discs.
The engine of the new Audi is placed under a transparent hood. Three types of engine are used. Gasoline V-shaped ten-cylinder engine with 5.2 liters. FSI engine develops 540 horsepower. Acceleration is 3.5 seconds with the maximum speed of 323 kmH and fuel consumption not higher than 11.8 liters. Another type of engine is V10 one which is of the same volume but it can develop 610 horsepower. Acceleration is 100 kmH in 3.3 seconds. High-speed cutoff kicks in at around 330 kmH.
The E-tron includes a pair of electric motors, the total capacity of 231 horsepower which are powered from the traction battery with a capacity of 92 kWh. Two hours is enough to fully restore the battery. Acceleration of an electric R8 is slightly worse than petrol one. It is 3.9 seconds. The maximum acceleration of this engine type is 250 kmH.
All the versions of the updated 2017 Audi are equipped with 7-band auto transmission of dual-clutch system. It is a classical robot DSG.