New Audi R8 ready for launch by Q4
THE new brand of Audi, Audi R8 is now set to be unveiled, as it is currently open to order across Europe before it makes its appearance on the streets later this year.
The new Audi R8 is the brand’s sporty top model. The top version, as well as the most powerful and fastest production Audi ever with a power output of 610 hp, a top speed of 330 km/h (205.1 mph) and a 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) acceleration time of 3.2 seconds.
Close cooperation between race-car engineers, race drivers and developers has certainly paid off. Audi Board Member for Technical Development, Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, said: “The new Audi R8 would deliver exactly what customers expect from a high-performance sports car. This car brings our concentrated motorsport competence from the racetrack to the road.”
It features an even more powerful naturally aspirated V10 engine – mounted according to the mid-engine principle – that fascinates with its unique sound.
The high-torque engine, a new type of lightweight design and an improved quattro drive system with fully accessible and variable torque control make the Audi R8 even more dynamic – off the racetrack as well.
Another innovation in the Audi R8 is the performance mode of the Audi drive select system. It lets drivers coordinate driving dynamics parameters to the friction value and condition of the road.
The success story of the Audi R8 began with the market launch of the first generation in 2007. Since then, the company has sold just fewer than 27,000 units of the model.
An advance sale of the new Audi R8 has already started. The entry-level price for the Audi R8 V10 is €165,000 and the top version, the Audi R8 V10 plus, sells for €187,400.
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