Audi R8 e-tron and no more words

February 14, 2014 at 1:09 pm

The German company Audi actively started to work at the next generation model R8. Although the novelty will go on production only in 2015, it has already known some specifications about sports car. According to preliminary data, Audi R8 2015 model year will be supplied exclusively with the 7-speed robotized transmission with double clutch. The monocoque of body is made of carbon fiber with an aluminum frame and bottom. Application of such a structure will reduce the weight of cars to around less than 1,500 kg; it means that it will be almost 135 kg lighter than the current 4.2-liter V8 version with a manual gearbox.

2014 Audi R8 Pic

2014 Audi R8 Pic


For the new Audi sports car will be available two engine options – atmospheric V – shaped eight, as well as a more powerful V10. Both engines will be more economical and receive an increase in capacity due to an improved system of direct fuel injection. So, the V8 engine received an additional 20 hp (total 450 hp), V10 in turn + 25 hp (550 hp). Power version 2015 Audi R8 GT will make 580-hp.

2014 Audi R8 Photo

2014 Audi R8 Photo

All conversations about that the new model will be “written from scratch” and lose the characteristic of the side wings were only rumors. However obvious is the fact that some elements of the design of the new R8 will be inherited from the electric version sports car Audi R8 e-tron. British magazine Autocar published information about the final version of the next generation R8 coupe, which will show in Europe in the autumn in 2014, the roadster – in 2015.

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