The Fastest Production Audi Ever: New Audi R8

Red Velvet|Edition 2017

The Fastest Production Audi Ever: New Audi R8

Power, Speed, Performance - Taking dynamism to the limit

Audi launched the most powerful and fastest production Audi ever built – the next generation Audi R8 V10 Plus in India in early 2016. The naturally-aspirated 5.2 FSI quattro® V10 mid-engine with up to 610 hp (449 kW) of power responds instantly to throttle and propels the car from 0 to 100 in 3.2 seconds with a top speed of 330 km/h.

The previous model was already the sporty vanguard of the brand – and this applies to the second generation Audi R8 even more. The newly conceptualized high-performance sports car has been made even tauter and stronger, both on and off the race track. Embodied in its DNA is the know-how acquired in the numerous car racing successes that Audi has achieved over the years. In fact, 50 percent of the components of the new Audi R8 are from the Audi R8 LMS. With this next generation Audi R8 V10 Plus, Audi unleashed the perfect poster boy for contemporary panache, outstanding performance and daily usability.

Performance to the Extreme

A 5.2 FSI Mid mounted engine, with 610 hp (449 kW) and maximum torque of 560 Nm, the all-new R8 V10 plus accelerates in a mere 3.2 seconds from 0 to 100 km/h and keeps going to its maximum speed of 330 km/h. The sound of the freely aspirated engine, whose maximum torque is available at 6,500 rpm, has become even fuller and sharper. Every part of the all-new R8 is designed to give the best possible performance at all times. The 7-speed S tronic® transmission delivers gear changes withinhundredths of a second and with virtually no break in acceleration. At the touch of a button, Audi Drive Select lets you adjust the R8’s configuration by matching the ride dynamic to the friction coefficient of the road. And for the first time, the newly developed quattro® drivetrain also works with Audi Drive Select, enabling you to adapt the all-wheel-drive system for better traction and control. Dual Injection: The dynamic combination of intake manifold and direct injection in the high-revving V10 yields very short fuel injection times. The result is not just noticeable, improved power delivery; it also makes for enhanced cooling and lower fuel consumption.

The quattro® drive system has been fully redeveloped. The dual-clutch transmission directs newly designed quattro® drive system with an electro hydraulically activated multi-plate clutch at the front axle. It has active water cooling for maximum performance. Add to this, Audi drive select gives driver a choice between the basic modes comfort, auto, dynamic and individual. In addition to the Audi drive select feature, the Audi R8 V10 Plus also comes with a ‘Performance

Mode’ for better traction in dry/wet and snow conditions. Preset coefficient parameters alter the traction control for optimum performance.

Power when you need

For the times when you don’t need the full power of the allnew R8 V10 plus, advanced Cylinder-on-demand technology automatically shuts down five of the 10 cylinders; this improves fuel consumption, particularly in city traffic. Accelerate on the open road again, and within milliseconds, all 10 cylinders – and full engine power – are seamlessly back at your disposal.

Sometimes, Lighter means stronger

Thanks to the latest high-strength Audi Space Frame® (ASF), the all-new Audi R8 Coupé is even more agile on the road. The intelligent mix of aluminium and carbon makes it almost 50kg lighter and 40% stiffer than the previous model. And now for the first time, the ASF is directly linked to the Sport suspension for enhanced driving dynamics.

Substance with some serious flash

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