Most racing enthusiasts were very familiar with the Audi R8 earlier than its production version ever existed. Audi started racing the R8 Model in 2000 at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, winning in its initial time out and constructing a legacy of quality over the subsequent five years. The production car followed during 2008, offering Audi could construct a sleek, mid-engine model with the performance and the look of a super car. Now, the German auto manufacturer is going to release its second-generation R8 for the 2017 model year with the name, 2017 Audi R8. This new model will be constructed on the Modular Sportscar System platform, which underpins the Huracan, as well, from the business associate, Lamborghini. Initially, the new model R8 will be released with two trim levels that include V10 and V10 Plus.
2017 Audi R8 Exterior
The 2017 R8 will consist of the aluminum space frame, which also employs carbon fiber to offer the vehicle additional rigidity to the firewall and middle tunnel. Due to this, it will be lighter than that of its predecessor by 70 pounds (approx 32 kg), contributing to an overall weight slaughter of about 110 pounds (50 kg). It also features a more torsional rigidness of 40%, owing to a part to a couple of X braces, one over the engine and one at the back of it.
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The external look of the new R8’s look is a development of the eye-catching first-generation model. It features the low-slung posture of a super car, with the cab driven frontward and the sloping rear in a nonstop arch to the back spoiler, similar to the body of a coupe. The automaker has put a superior stress on horizontal lines, making the vehicle 1.6 inches wider, and offering its sides with broader shoulders. These shoulders now disrupt the well-known side blades, which make this design thrives two parts each, rather than one. The front part comes equipped with a wider and flatter grille, and its trapezoidal outline generates a natural flow into the wedge-shaped headlights, designed with the LED expertise.
The new 2017 Audi R8 comes with a set of 19-inch alloy wheels as standard, whereas 20-inch alloy wheels will be offered as an option. These forged aluminum wheels will have a size of 19 X 8.5 inches, surrounded by the P245/35YR19 sized tires in the front. At the rear, the size of these wheels will be 19 X 11 inches, bounded by the P295/35YR19 sized tires.
New Audi R8 2017 colors that include:
Suzuka Gray Metallic.
Florett Silver Metallic.
Mythos Black Metallic.
Ara Blue Crystal Effect.
Daytona Gray Pearl Effect.
Camouflage Green Metallic.
Tango Red Metallic.
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The new vehicle comes equipped with the double wishbone suspension system in the front and at the back. When comes to brakes, it comes equipped with disc brakes in the front with the rotors of the thickness of 14.4 inches in the front. At the back, it comes outfitted with drum brakes with the rotors of the thickness of 14 inches.
The new model R8 comes with the external dimensions of 174.3″ (L) x 76.4″ (W) x 48.8″ (H) with the wheelbase length and curb weight of 104.4 inches and 3649 pounds (approx 1659 kg) respectively.
Audi R8 2017 Interior
The new Audi R8 2017 comes with a two-door cabin with the seating capacity of two people.
The unique blend of sophisticated engineering and comfort amenities make the R8 a supercar, which can be driven daily. The ride is remarkably flexible for a car with the tracking capability, particularly with its magnetic ride dampers. The seating arrangement is upright, creating outstanding front view lines, and the cabin is completed with quality materials, flawless fit and finish, and the most modern electronics. Among these interior features is a modernized MMI infotainment setup with the novel virtual cockpit of Audi, which moves the information monitor from the middle stack to the instrument board.
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Both V10 and 2017 Audi R8 V10 Plus models come with their own interior features. Accordingly, the V10 model comes with standard features, such as black Alcantara and Nappa leather headliners, LED interior lighting, heated 18-way, power-adaptable sport seats, MMI Plus with Navigation infotainment system of Audi and magnetic ride damper control. On the other hand, the V10 Plus model comes with all features of V10 trim, plus carbon ceramic brakes and racing bucket seats, but renounces the magnetic ride dampers for firmer shocks and steel coils.
Audi has given due to importance to protect its new R8 and its occupants from any untoward incidents by providing it with adequate safety features and most up to date safety systems.
2017 Audi R8 interior
Adequate, front, side and rear airbags.
ABS and driveline traction control.
Electronic stability control.
Side impact beams.
Front and back parking sensors.
Twin stage passenger and driver seat-installed side airbags.
Two stage driver and traveler front airbags.
Tire precise low tire pressure alert.
Airbag occupancy sensor.
Side guard curtain first row airbags.
Passenger and driver knee airbag.
Both models of the 2017 Audi R8 comes with the same V10 engine with the displacement of 5.2 liters. This powertrain offers the V10 model the highest power of 540 ponies and the highest twist output of 398 pounds per foot. Through this engine, the V10 model attains the 60 mph speed from the start in 3.5 seconds, and it attains the maximum speed of 199 mph.
Through the same 5.2-liiter capacity engine, the V10 Plus model gets the highest power output of 610 ponies and the maximum torque of 413 pounds per foot. Through this engine, the V10 Plus model attains the 60 mph speed from the start in 3.2 seconds, and it attains the maximum speed of 205 mph. The powertrain makes the new vehicle to offer the city mileage of 14 mpg and the highway mileage of 22 mpg.
The engine will be mated to a seven-velocity double-clutch S Tronic automatic gearbox as standard. This engine offers better fuel economy than that of the earlier model, owing to the incorporation of the cylinder deactivation and a traveling feature that purges engine braking at low velocities.
The new model R8 comes with the all-wheel drive system as standard and it will be offered with three different driving modes, such as Auto, comfort and dynamic as standard. While the new performance mode comes as standard in the V10 Plus model, it comes as an optional feature in the V10 model. The new vehicle comes with t fuel tank capacity of 21.9 gallons.
Base price and the date of release
The 2017 Audi R8 is expected to hit the Audi showrooms for sale during the concluding part of 20126. Regarding pricing, the V10 model will be available at a starting price of $ 162,900, whereas the V10 Plus model will be available at $ 189,900
2017 Audi R8 photos