On Feb. 16, we learned about the new 2016 Audi R8‘s headlights. Now, we’ve learned what we really want to know: its power.
Top Gear posted an article Feb. 17 detailing the new Audi R8’s power output, construction and variants.
For starters, the article explains that the new R8’s chassis was developed by both Audi and Lamborghini. This platform won’t only be used for the R8, but also for the Huracán. However, when the new R8 is compared to the Italian bull, it is wider, longer, lower and stiffer.
Now come the details we have all been waiting for.
The new R8 will be available in two variants: a V10 with 540 hp and 399 lb-ft of torque, and a ‘V10 Plus’ version with 610 hp and 412 lb-ft. Mated to both V10s is Audi’s ‘S-Tronic’ transmission. Unfortunately, there is no word of a manual setup as of now.
Top Gear notes that the 540 hp version will have a 0-62 mph times of 3.5 seconds, while the V10 Plus will accomplish the sprint in 3.2 seconds. Top speeds are set at 200 for the V10 and 206 mph for the V10 Plus.
The new Audi R8 looks to be shaping up nicely and we can’t wait for its unveiling at the 2015 Geneva International Motor Show. Be sure to stay with us for more information as it is released.
(Source: Top Gear)