The newest generation of Audi R8 has recently debuted in Geneva Autoshow. It features all-new interior and exterior design, different engine lineup. It will become much faster than before because of new technologies and ‘V10 plus’ trim. 2016 model year Audi R8 will be released in Europe in summer 2016.
2016 Audi R8 release date and pricing
The pricing range will be from around $190 000 up to $210 000. The release date, pricing and trims for US market will be released soon.
Release date: 2016
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2016 Audi R8 exterior changes
The new R8 will be based on the current Audi styling firstly appeared in Sport Quattro concept in 2013. The basic concept of the model and its shape remain the same but the 2016 R8 includes sharper headlight form, new diamond-like shaped grille (so-called ‘singleframe’) with honeycomb-formed inserts. Also the form of front bumper will become more aggressive and sharp.
2016 Audi R8 will get LED headlights and taillights as a standard. Audi’s innovative laser-beam headlights will be optional, but its appearance in US-spec is questioned due to country’s legislation. Regarding the back part of a car it features enlarged but narrowed taillights, air-diffuser with air-vents like ones in the front.
There is also a hidden spoiler which extends at 75 mph automatically to increase downforce.
2016 Audi R8 new interior
The new 2016 Audi R8 is keeping the same design concept in the inside. New interior features 3th gen TT-like virtual dashboard which is 12.3” high resolution screen (central console screen is disappeared though) which could show different information like not only commonplace gauges (speedo, tachometer, etc) but also navigation system info, a variety of data from car’s sensors.
Interior also features new upholstery materials, new steering wheel with start engine button, mode selection, exhaust mode etc. The overall design of the next generation Audi R8 interior become more exclusive and futuristic.
2016 Audi R8 tech specs
All-new R8 comes with new engine lineup, comes from Lamborghini. It is V10 with 5.2L capacity and an output of 540 hp/398 lb ft. The extreme version called V10 plus equipped by the same engine but forced to 610 horsepower. It is combined only with 7-speed DSG automatic transmission with all-wheel drive layout.
2016 Audi R8 new features
2016 model year Audi R8 equipped with a whole a bunch of new features. The famous Audi’s Quattro all-wheel drive system with new slip differentials could give front or rear axis up to 100 percent of torque. The power steering offers variable ratio function (option), electronically manipulated suspension called Magnetic Ride is also in options list.
There are different driving modes for driver to choose from: Dynamic, Performance and Comfort. The first one is kind of sporty regime, Performance mode offers different surface condition option (wet, dry, etc) for better handling. Comfort is for ordinary city driving. This option offers the new “on-demand” function which turn off part of cylinders and retune transmission for better fuel efficiency. It works at speeds above 34 mph.
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2016 Audi R8 performance
The new Audi R8 was designed for outstanding track performance, so it became a little bit shorter in length to gain more agile. It also became 200 lbs lighter. Furtermore it is equipped by high-performance tires with 19” alloy wheels. The acceleration from 0 to 60 mph takes 3.5 sec and 3.2 sec; top speed is 201 (323 km/h) to 205 mph (330 km/h) for R8 V10 and R8 V10+ models respectively. You might also be interested to find out the perfomance of vw polo gti 2015 the smallest hot hatch produced by VW AG.
2016 Audi R8 trims
In 2016 when the new Audi R8 will come to the market, there are only two trims will be available – V10 and V10 plus. The second one is more track-oriented, has more powerful engine and certain changes in exterior, e.g. new front and rear bumpers, enlarged spoiler, different rear diffusor.
Convertible version of R8 will certainly come later, probably in late 2016 as well as less powerful turbocharged versions with V8 or even V6 engines. GT3 LMS racing modification along with e-tron electro car will come later.
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Article about the 2016 Audi R8 has been prepared on the basis of peer reviews and rumors from the Internet. The exact release date and the start of sales is unclear, but there is an actual information.
2016 Audi R8 dimensions
The dimensions of next generation Audi R8 remains nearly the same in comparison with outgoing model. It is a bit shorter, lower and wider though.
Length: 14,5 ft
Width: 6,3 ft
Height: 4 ft
Audi R8 brand history
Audi R8 is a 2-door 2-seater mid-engine sport coupe with permanent AWD-layout. It is producing by Audi AG from 2007. Available in different versions including 4.2L V8 and 5.2L V10, both coupe and spyder (2-seats convertible). It was facelifted in 2012.
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Prices, specifications, options, features of 2016 Audi R8 could change without notice.