2016 Audi R8 V10 Release Date, Price, Specs, Engine – The forthcoming R8 made a debut some few months ago and will come with a breath-taking engine output rated at 610 horsepower thanks to the naturally aspirated 5.2L V10 engine that is shared with the iconic Lamborghini Huracan.

2016 Audi R8 V10
2016 Audi R8 V10

With such a powertrain output, the R8 will easily clinch a 60 hp hike in comparison to the previous model, and this is just the first unveiled model with others scheduled to follow suit in the coming weeks.

Another model that will is code-named ‘E-tron’ electrified version will be coming in the  near future – although the U.S will be sidelined – and sporty versions will certainly follow too. With the 5.2L V10 engine, the vehicle will be able to achieve 540 hp and 610, yes it will come with two outputs.

The output will be powerful considering the Huracan produces 8 hp less. Surprisingly enough, there was no hint or mention of a V8 powerplant whatsoever. With the latter output, the vehicle will be able to achieve a Plus 0-60 mph in less than 3.2 seconds with aid emanating from the 7-speed S tronic transmission system, however, no manual will be provided this time round.

There will also be the new Quattro AWD system in the mix, the system will enable the vehicle achieve up to 100% power transfer to either the FWD or the RWD system, also it will feature the launch control system that will enable most of the power to reach the ground without any wastage.

As for the 540 hp version, buyers should expect the version to get from 0-62 mph in 3.5 seconds and a Plus top speed of 200 mph. many people tend to ask for the fuel mileage when buying a new vehicle, and for the R8 expect 19.9 mpg for the North American market for the less powerful engine and 19 mpg for the highly rated engine.

Exterior Design – 2016 Audi R8 V10

At the corners of the new R8 will be aluminium-hewn double wishbones, while coming standard will be the Audi’s magnetic ride shocks. Also provided as an option will be the adjustable steering wheel system.

2016 Audi R8 V10  front
2016 Audi R8 V10 front

The vehicle will come standard with 19” wheels, however, the 20” are also available as a first in the R8 models. The standard model will come equipped with steel brakes discs, while the upgraded ones will come fitted with carbon ceramics.

Just like in the predecessor, the weight will be kept at minimum through the Audi’s Multi-material ‘Space Frame’ and a balanced chassis through the use of carbon fibre and aluminium combination.

2016 Audi R8 V10  back
2016 Audi R8 V10 back

The dry weight of the vehicle will now be 3,205 lbs. below will be a diffuser that comes handy especially in terms of providing downforce – not that it could need as much since the R8 is essentially shaped like an airfoil.

Upfront is a hexagonal grille as opposed to the conventional one, horizontal bars will also replace the vertical winglets in the air intakes, and the side blade now replaces the flowing panel design.

Around back, the tailpipes will now be square as opposed to round while the taillights will now be more angular.

Interior Plus Specs ­- Audi R8 V10 2016

Inside of the vehicle will be an intricate mix of futuristic designs, comfortable cabin and easy to use control features – not that it needed them badly in comparison to the previous model. The interior will be more pronounced in comparison to the exterior design.

2016 Audi R8 V10  interior
2016 Audi R8 V10 interior

First, is the refreshed, flat-bottomed steering wheel that will come with plenty of control buttons mounted on the crossbars. There is also an addition of revised sports seats that will offer plenty of lateral support, thanks to the deeper pockets and revised headrests.

The aforementioned updates will be standard for the V10 Plus Spyder model, but optional for the standard model. Offering the driver the cockpit feeling, will be the Audi’s virtual cockpit, which will feature a 12.3” screen. With this screen, it will not only replace the instrument gauges but also the MMI interface that cramped the entire centre console.

Covering the cabin will be the Alcantara and pearl Nappa leather combination or the Nappa leather made available as an option. other items that will adorn the interior includes the clear-coated carbon fibre trim and diamond stitching.

Price & Release Date – 2016 Audi R8 V10

The R8 V10 and the V10 Plus are scheduled to go for sale during this year’s summer, with a price of ranging from $165,000-187,400 USD, respectively.

2016 Audi R8 V10 release date
2016 Audi R8 V10 release date