2016 Audi R8 Release Date, Price, Engine, Specs – The Audi auto motor company presents the second generation of its highly valued gems which is guaranteed to steal our hearts the moment we hear and see it. The gemstone is the new 2016 Audi R8.
The new car will come underpinned in the same platform as the one used by its close cousin Lamborghini LP610-4 Huracan but then again with a longer wheelbase. The larger wheelbase will result to a better rise and a more spacious cabin.
The car will also be made with light materials such as carbon fibre and aluminium which will result in a weight loss of around 130 pounds in comparison to the current model. The following review will give you all the updates of the new 2016 Audi R8.
2016 Audi R8 exterior
The auto maker undoubtedly cherishes its own styling and appearance. The exterior of the new 2016 Audi R8 will compare almost the same with that one of the first generation Audi R8 but with massive changes in performance and features.
As above mentioned, the Audi engineers have made use of light-weight materials and fibre components in the construction of the R8 frame. The wheels will be 19” and will be made from forged aluminium, optional 20” wheels will also be made available.
The whole body is aggressively made with slimmer headlights and rounded edges. The new R8 V10 and V10 plus model versions will be 110.2 lbs. less than the current model.
2016 Audi R8 interior
Not much interior updates have been released by the auto maker. However, our moles have been able to create some insights of what to expect. The new 2016 Audi R8 will be a two-seat car with more trimmed panels.
It will come with a new dashboard which will be equipped with a power steering wheel. Instead of the analogue gauges, the car will come with a new cluster of digital TFT instrument and a gorgeous 12.3” display.
New gadgets will include satellite navigation, iPod connectivity, Bluetooth and Olufsen audio systems.
2016 Audi R8 engine
The new 2016 Audi R8 will have a six speed manual and dual clutch automatic transmission system. The first engine will be a 5.2L FSI V10 able to generate 540 hp and 540 pounds of torque with an acceleration of 0-60 in an impressive 3.5 sec and a top speed of 201 mph.
Buyers will also have a 5.2 FSI litre V10 plus engine which will make 610 hp and 413 pounds of torque and a fuel economy of 20/11 on the highway/city. Rumours allege that there are plans of introducing the 2016 Audi R8 e-tron hybrid version which will have a powerful powertrain.
2016 Audi R8 price and release date
The new 2016 Audi R8 is expected to be launched in the second half of this year (2015) as a 2016 year model. The price buyers should expect will be somewhere around 120,000 USD and up to 250,000 USD for the R8 e-tron version.