The high-performance R8 sports car from Audi has been newly developed from the ground up. The engines: 10 cylinders in two versions: one with 397 kW (540 hp) and another sporting 449 kW (610 hp).
The range-topping model accelerates in a mere 3.2 seconds from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) and keeps going to its maximum speed of 330 km/h (205.1 mph). A 7-speed S tronic transmission and a newly developed quattro drive system transmit the power to the road.
Despite a lot of extra equipment and greater rigidity, the new Audi R8 weighs up to 50 kilograms (110.2 lb) less than its predecessor. 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 design reflects the character of the R8.
Inside the cabin, there is now a fully digital ‘virtual cockpit’ with a variation of displays.
Sales of the 2015 R8 start in summer of 2015. The V10 model will start at roughly $186,111 and the V10 Plus at roughly $211,377.