New Audi R8

Car India - - BULLETIN -

Audi have launched the new R8, in Coupé and Spy­der vari­ants, with en­hance­ments in style and per­for­mance. The cars now fea­ture a com­pletely re­designed front end with a sharper nose and air-in­take channels.

There are a host of de­sign changes, too, such as a wider front split­ter, flat slits on the hood, low-set air-vent grille at the rear, and a new three-part en­gine cover avail­able in plas­tic or car­bon­fi­bre. Cus­tomers have the op­tion of choos­ing from among three ex­te­rior pack­ages, en­com­pass­ing body pan­els, badges, and paint themes. New colours have been added: Kemora Gray and As­cari Blue.

As al­ways, the R8 is avail­able with two out­put op­tions. You get the nat­u­rally as­pi­rated V10 en­gine in the R8 V10 and the new R8 V10 per­for­mance (not plus) with 570 PS/550 Nm and 620 PS/580 Nm re­spec­tively. The elec­tro-me­chan­i­cal power steer­ing is stan­dard, with an op­tional dy­namic steer­ing. Add the re­tuned sus­pen­sion and the car should be more re­spon­sive and even more stable. The new R8 comes with 19-inch wheels with an op­tion of 20s. Ad­di­tional op­tions in­clude ce­ramic brakes and a car­bon fi­bre-poly­mer and alu­minium front sta­bi­lizer to re­duce weight.

The Audi R8 V10 will go on sale in early 2019 in Europe.

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