The 2016 Audi R8 marks the second generation of Audi’s halo autos. The very first R8 was introduced back in 2006 along with other models that Audi was manufacturing at the time. Audi is an automobile manufacturing company based in Germany. It is known for producing high-end performance cars. Its new model is thus expected to be very advanced.
2016 Audi R8 Redesign
2016 R8 will have a sleek and chic design. Its hood and roof will be structured with plastic strengthened with carbon fiber. It will also have an improved intake system. The new R8 model also features LED headlights and taillights. It also has a new grille. The shape of the exhaust tips have been altered to obtain a rectangular shape. It will have a lot more space than its predecessor. Its interior will be endowed with superior gadgets such as an MMI infotainment system. The leather will be of Alcantara leather upholstery making the interior have a terrific look.
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Performance of the 2016 Audi R8
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 Release date and Price
This Audi R8 model is likely to be released in the second half of 2015. It has been branded as a 2016 model. The price of the model will not be a far cry from the current Audi R8. It is estimated to cost at least $119, 150.