The second generation Audi R8 is officially present in Geneva in a few days. 2016 Audi R8 e-tron. On the menu, a V10 two powers … and an electric version e-tron! 2016 Audi R8 e-tron Specs, Price, Detail Below
After being shown on the Ascari circuit , and the new second generation Audi R8 falls camouflage a few days its world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show 2015 ! Contrary to what one might think at first glance, it is not here a facelift but rather a brand new model. Audi has subtly modernized the design of its supercar, without changing the personality lovers of the first generation can only love!And those who expected the change will be disappointed! The look is still a little boring, thanks to the adoption of laser lights .
Inside the changes and modernization are most notable. In line with the latest generation of Audi TT , the new R8 shows the central screen instead of meters, a virtual cockpit as Audi like to call it, which centralizes all information of Conduct and info- Entertainment front of the driver. Found on the center console the same type of analog conditioning buttons on the TT. As often with Audi, everything is in its place, and finish may be once again flawless. But if there is something that catches the eye, it is the steering wheel. In addition to the numerous orders, two buttons stand out: “Drive Select” on the left to select the driving mode, and “Start Engine” right to wake up the car!
The V8 is dead … Long live the V10! 2016 Audi R8 e-tron Specs
And Audi has clearly seen the ambitions of its R8 upward! More V8 as before, this second generation begins … directly to V10! Already based on the platform of the latest Lamborghini Huracan , the R8 V10 also includes the 5.2 FSI, but in two power levels: 540 horsepower and 540 Nm for the R8 “basic”, and 610 hp and 560 Nm for the R8 V10 Plus! More weight is down 50 pounds from the previous generation Audi announcing a curb weight of 1454 kg (in V10 Plus), thanks to the massive use of aluminum and CFRP. Performance-wise, the two versions respectively announce a 0-100 km / h in 3.5 s and 3.2 s and a top speed of 323 and 330 km / h. The new generation Audi R8 is exclusively available in quattro, which may transfer all the torque on one or the other of the axle and automatic transmission 7-speed S Tronic.
Audi also claims that the battery now offers a range of up to 450 km (279.6 miles) which is more than twice it used to do before. Don’t think that it’s all due to some carefully designed aerodynamic features or a sudden drop in weight.
The increase in range is actually due to the bigger battery fitted inside, that now adds up to 92 kWh instead of 49 which is what the original had. Built in the shape of a T, the pack now sits in the center tunnel and goes behind the occupant cell.
The sprint to 100 km/h (62 mph) now takes 3.9 seconds and the car can go as high as an electronically restricted top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph). The best thing about it, even though Audi claims that this is still a car used for research, is that you can now order an e-tron, if you’re into electric R8s. However, we’re pretty sure the price tag will be rather restrictive. Ordering books open later this year.
The 2016 Audi R8 e-tron announced
Audi has already announced two other version of its R8: R8 LMS to go running in endurance championship in 2016, but above R8 e-tron, fully electric! This was announced with a power of 340 kilowatts, or about 462 horses, 920 Nm of torque, 0 to 100 km / h in 3.9 seconds and a range of 450 km.
2016 Audi R8 e-tron Price, From … € 165,000!
The new generation of Audi R8 once presented at the Geneva show in 2015 from March 5 to 15, will be on sale from summer. V8 loss requires, the R8 makes a big jump level price! When the previous generation began around € 118,000, this newcomer will be available from € 165,000 to € 187,400 and even the R8 V10 Plus. Warning, these tariffs in Germany. French prices have not yet been disclosed.
source : http://news.autoplus.fr