We can soon expect to see new supercar on the road. It is a 2017 Audi R8 which is going to be better than its predecessor in every way.
Improvements and design of exterior
2017 Audi R8 will represent the second generation model. This well known super car will appear with great and powerful engine, great handling, attractive design and comfortable cabin. It will ride on MSS (Modular Sportscar System) platform. It will be lighter for 110 pounds because of the usage of aluminum and carbon fiber. Weight reduction will improve general performances of the vehicle. New Audi will be wider for 1.6 inches which will make more shoulder room inside the cabin. As for the exterior design, it will be sleek and with more horizontal lines. The front end will feature trapezoidal single frame grille which will be wider now. The headlamps will look very attractive and equipped with LED lighting. The air intakes will be positioned lower, and the whole front fascia will look very handsome. On the rear end, we will notice revised LED taillights and black exhaust outlets. It will ride on 19-inch alloy wheels, but it will also be offered with 20-inch wheels.
2017 Audi R8 interior and technology
Inside, 2017 Audi R8 is small but very comfortable and made of premium materials. It seats two, but it provides plenty of room. The seats are supportive, comfortable and upholstered in finest leather. It will get 12.3-inch screen in the instrument panel. As for the equipment, it will be offered with navigation system, airbags, rear parking sensors, a rearview camera, Bang & Olufsen stereo and so on.
Engine and transmission
Under the hood of 2017 Audi R8 will be placed two powerful engines. New R8 will be offered in two versions. Those are V10 and V10 Plus. The first version will get a 5.2-liter V10 with the output of 540 horsepower and 398 pound-feet of torque. The second will be powered with 5.2-liter V10 Plus engine which is able to make 610 horsepower and 413 pound-feet of torque. The engines will be coupled to a 7-speed S Tronic dual-clutch transmission. It will be able to reach 60 mph in only 3.5 seconds. It will be offered with AWD system.
Release date and price
2017 Audi R8 should hit the market in March of 2016. When it comes to pricing, it is expected to be around $165,000 for the V10. The price of V10 Plus should be around $185,000.