New supercar Audi R8 lost V8 engine

April 16, 2015 at 5:15 pm

Audi has officially unveiled the R8 supercar new generation. Model, the first public demonstration which will be held in early March at the Geneva Motor Show, will no longer be offered with an engine V8.
On the technical characteristics of the next generation Audi R8 was reported in mid-February. The model divides the chassis Lamborghini Huracan. Supercar became wider and lower than its predecessor, but its overall length and size of the wheelbase remained unchanged. Because of this, interior R8 turned by 30 millimeters wider and luggage compartment volume increased four liters (to 104 liters).

Audi R8 picture

Audi R8 pics

Mass R8 new generation of 1454 kilograms, which are distributed in the ratio 48:52 in favor of the rear axle. Most of the components of the platform supercar made of aluminum. It is made of carbon fiber central tunnel and bulkhead. Rigidity of the new generation supercar 40 percent higher compared to its predecessor.

Audi R8 pics

Audi R8 image

Model retained wheel drive system, which can throw up to 100 percent thrust on each of the axes, and received electronically controlled suspension Magnetic Ride. The basic version of the R8 is now equipped with an atmospheric engine 5.2 V10, the return of which is 540 horsepower. The same unit is used for the version Plus, where it produces 610 forces. Motor is now paired with a seven-only “robot” with two clutches.
Sales of second-generation Audi R8 will commence in the summer. The cost of a basic vehicle was 165 thousand euros. Modification Plus is estimated at 187 000 400 euros.

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