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autoviva2015-02-27 15:38:39

Audi reveals second generation R8

Model will be officially unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show

In terms of design the new R8 retains the essential format of the first generation

AudiAudiAudiGermany, 1909 > present83 models
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has just revealed the second generation of the R8R8Audi R8Germany, 2006 > present2 series
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, ahead of the world premiere which will take place next week at the Geneva Motor Show. The model follows a path of evolution keeping all integral elements of the first generation, on sale since 2006.

According to the technical director of development at Audi, Ulrich Hackenberg, while developing the new R8 the brand has updated or redesigned each of the car's components using the knowledge acquired in the LMP and LMS competition programs.

In terms of design the new R8 retains the essential format of the first generation, however, Audi states that all exterior elements are new. The second generation model gets a new single-frame grille, new LED headlights, a new side blade and a body entirely in aluminum.

The new Audi supercar can also be purchased with laser headlights technology, and dynamic turning lights. At the rear, the dynamic turning lights will be fitted as standard.

In terms of dimensions, the new R8 measures 4442mm long, 1944mm wide and 1241mm high. These values ​​represent the same length as the first generation of the R8, however, the model is 39mm wider and 9mm lower. Audi also reduced the weight of the new R8 elements through the use of carbon fiber reinforced plastic. For example, in the case of R8 V10 Plus weight reduction was 66kg for a total of 1454kg.


At launch in late 2015 the new R8 will be available with a fairly updated version of the 5.2 liter V10 engine from the first generation. The engine will be available with two different outputs.

The new V10 engine is now available with cylinder on-demand technology and comes only fitted with an automatic seven-speed dual-clutch S-tronic transmission.

With the standard version with 540hp and 540Nm torque, the R8 V10R8 V10Audi R8 V10Germany, 2015 > present2 photos
can reach 100km/h in 3.5 seconds and a top speed of 323km/h. The average consumption is referenced at 11.2l/100km, with CO2 emissions of 275g/km.

The R8 V10 PlusR8 V10 PlusAudi R8 V10 PlusGermany, 2015 > present2 photos
version goes a step further thanks to additional 50hp and 20Nm, 610hp and 560Nm. This version equipped with the new quattro four-wheel drive system can reach 100km/h in 3.2 seconds and a top speed of 330km/h. Thus the average consumption in the Plus version stands at 12.4l/100km, while CO2 emissions are fixed at 289g/km.

Audi also confirmed the launch of a new R8 e-tronR8 e-tronAudi R8 e-tronGermany, 2015 > present3 photos
version, which will have a limited production. It will have a combined output of 456hp and 920Nm torque. With this hybrid system the R8-tron will be able to reach 100 km/h in 3.9 seconds, and furthermore, with the use of more efficient battery cells it will feature a larger range than the original version, with a total of 450 km.

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