2016 Audi R8 Specs and Price – rafted from the rib of the Lamborghini Gallardo, Audi’s luscious R8 supercar is beautiful to behold, easy to live with, and simply marvelous to drive. A midcycle update keeps styling fresh, while a lightweight, 550-hp “V-10 Plus” coupe model joins the lineup for 2014. Both coupe and roadster models remain available with carry-over 430-hp V-8 or 525-hp V-10 engines paired to either a gated six-speed manual or a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic. Regardless of how it comes, the R8 is pure lust.
The Audi R8 is a mid-engined, two-seat sports car with dashing, if somewhat reserved, looks and impressive performance. The Audi R8 shares some of its DNA with sister company Lamborghini, but the overall product is distinctly German—and surprisingly practical.
Carried over virtually unchanged for the 2015 model year, the R8 still comes in convertible and coupe body styles, with a choice between V-8 and V-10 engines, with standard all-wheel drive, and yes–still with an available manual transmission. 2016 Audi R8 Specs and Price
2016 Audi R8 Specs
The naturally aspirated V-10 is a classic, high-revving performance engine, and if its soundtrack reminds you of a Lamborghini’s, that’s no coincidence: It is essentially the same powerhouse that resides at the center of the Lamborghini Gallardo and Huracán. The LMX’s 5.2-liter V-10 gains 20 horsepower over the powerplant in the R8 Plus, raising the total to 570. Torque remains unchanged at 398 lb-ft. The beefy V-10 is paired with a DL800 seven-speed dual-clutch automatic—no manual transmission is offered. Thus equipped, it charges from zero to 60 mph in just over three seconds, and top speed is pegged at 199 mph.
The chassis of the R8 LMX operates with laser-sharp precision, enhanced by beautifully weighted steering, aggressive carbon-ceramic brakes, and 235/35 front and 305/30 rear tires on 19-inch aluminum wheels. Turn-in is vigorous, and it is simple to position the tail and induce easily controllable oversteer. As the R8 LMX approaches 200 mph, the aerodynamic enhancements—including canards, a front air splitter, and a fixed, lightweight rear wing—take effect. There are remnants of softness and flexibility in the suspension, and thus the R8 LMX’s ride is never jarring even on truly unsettling roads. It is tuned for the daily drive, not just for ultrasmooth racetracks.
2016 Audi R8 Perfomance
The new R8 model will not have the usual manual transmission. This implies that it will instead have a seven-speed S tronic duo clutch transmission system that is standard. It will be a superb model that will offer a driver avant-garde performance. The battery technology for one, has been tremendously advanced thus this model will have a range of about 280 miles.
This redesigned model will be powered by the R8 will have a V-8 and a V-10 engines as is with the current Audi version. However, the new V8 is a twin-turbo engine with 4.0 liter unit capacity. This suggests there will be a 4.2 liter V-8 in the base car while the range-topper will have a 5.2 liter V-10 engine. Thus the approximated power will range between 450 and 550 horsepower. Some reports claim the horsepower may go up to 600.
The car’s platform has undergone a couple of changes. One key aspect is the use of carbon fiber in chief parts. This suggests that the new R8 will not only be lighter but also considerably stiffer than the present one. At the moment, Audi R8 weighs 3439 pounds. The 2016 R8 will be as light as 3300 pounds.
2016 Audi R8 Specs and Price
Loads of carbon fiber will be used to simultaneously lighten and stiffen the R8’s chassis, while newly-developed V8 (475-hp) and V10 (575-hp) engines will power the R8.
Pricing will come in at a slightly higher price than that of the outgoing R8 with a base of $125,000.
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