2015 Audi R8 V10 set to be released 1

The new Audi R8 has finally been officially revealed during the 2015 Geneva Motor Show; the original Audi R8 was released in 2007 which turned out to be a massive success for the German car manufacturer Audi, but will face really stiff competition from the likes of Lamborghini, Ferrari, Porsche and McLaren.

Body

2015-Audi-R8-Full-HD-WallpaperThe whole design of the Audi R8 is almost identical to the previous model – the dimensions are virtually identical aside from the 40mm extra difference in width. This new Audi also includes an aluminium skin wrapped tightly around the chassis, features a far more aggressive bumper, a TT- style squared-off grille and split air intakes at the front too.

Interior

A 12.3inch TFT Virtual Cockpit replaces the standard dashboard that you would expect, but everything can be controlled from the new multi-function steering wheel. The steering wheel includes four buttons that can control your comfort while driving, a large red button fires up the V10, another one of the buttons allows you to select between four driving modes for your comfort – Comfort, Auto, Individual and Dynamic. Another one of the buttons allows you to switch the exhaust noise from ear-splitting to anti-social, the final button marked with a chequered flag which allows you to choose between snow, wet and dry settings, but the centre console also includes a control wheel if you prefer that option.

Engine

Audi will release the new R8 in two versions, from the Audi R8 5.2 V10 and the V10 Plus. Both will include a 7-speed dual clutch, four wheel drive system. The standard V10 version can produce 540 horsepower, 398 pound foot of torque and can manage 0-62 miles per hour in just 3.5 at a top speed of 199mph. And the upgraded V10 Plus engine produces 610hp, 413 lb ft of torque and can reach 0-62mph in only 3.2 seconds reaching a top speed of 205mph.

Full Specs list

Audi R8 5.2 V10
Engine: 5,201cc V10
Transmission: 7-speed dual clutch, four-wheel drive
Power (hp): 540@7,800rpm
Torque (lb ft): 398@6,500rpm
0-62mph: 3.5sec
Top speed: 199mph
Weight: 1,670kg (EU, including 75kg driver)
MPG: 24.8mpg
CO2: 272g/km
Price: £118,500

Audi R8 5.2 V10 PLUS
Engine: 5,201cc V10
Transmission: 7-speed dual clutch, four-wheel drive
Power (hp): 610@8,250rpm
Torque (lb ft): 413@6,500rpm*
0-62mph: 3.2sec
Top speed: 205mph
Weight: 1,630kg (EU, including 75kg driver)
MPG: 23mpg
CO2: 287g/km*
Price: £134,500