New Audi R8 Ready to Launch

Posted on 13 May, 2015

New Audi R8 Ready to LaunchMotorsport feeling in everyday driving: The completely newly-developed Audi R8 can now be ordered in Europe. The sports car will then make its appearance on the streets in autumn 2015.

Even faster, even more powerful, even more dynamic: The new Audi R8 is the brand’s sporty top model. The top version, the Audi R8 V10 plus* – now the most powerful and fastest production Audi ever – has 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. “The new Audi R8 will deliver exactly what customers expect from a high-performance sports car,” says Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, Audi Board Member for Technical Development. “This car brings our concentrated motorsport competence from the racetrack to the road.” The completely revised vehicle concept of the Audi sports car assures this. 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.

Source: Audi