Audi R8 Second Gen unveiled in Geneva Auto Show 2015

Audi R8 : The 2nd gen of supercarAudi the name itself is enough to take your mind to high speeds. And the R8 is world renowned car, The Audi now brings its 2nd generation of its R8 which was first launched in 2006. This car was featured in Geneva auto show 2015.The car, which comes with a V10 mid-engine and a newly developed quattro drive, ensure breathtaking driving performance, especially in the top-of-the-range version producing 610 HP. Audi claims that the new R8 can do a 0 to 100 kmph (62.1 mph) sprint in just 3.2 seconds. Its top speed has been clocked at 330 km/h (205.1 mph). Sales of the new Audi R8 start in summer 2015.

Audi R8 V10
Audi R8 V10

Its lightweight construction, named AUDI space frame, is made of a combination of aluminum and carbon fiber reinforced plastics, weighing 50kg less than its predecessor. its structure and use of materials not only provides a low load which is only 1,454kg, but also ensures an optimum axle load distribution, rigidity and crash behavior.

Specification

Engine: V10

Model 1 : V10

Power: 540
100 kmph in 3.5 Sec
Max Speed : 323 km/h

Model 2: V10 Plus

Power: 610 Hp
100 kmph in 3.1 Sec
Max speed : 330 Km/h

Weight : 1454 Kg

 

‘motorsport is in AUDI’s genes, it has always been a permanent feature of our brand’s character,’ says prof. dr. ulrich hackenberg, board member for technical development at AUDI. ‘with the new AUDI R8, our engineers are bringing accumulated racing expertise from the race track onto the road. no other model of ours evokes more dynamic emotion. the new R8 V10 plus is therefore the most powerful and fastest series-production AUDI of all time.’

 

Verdict

Audi is known for technology, innovations and luxury car maker.The brand has its own image. The quality is top priority for Audi.The research and development of Audi can’t be compared. With the 2nd generation of R8, Audi has proved its not behind anyone. 0-100 in just 3.1 seconds is not being close to realistic.That amazing acceleration if experienced  cannot be forget at all. The price is expected to be almost near the previous R8 ($119,150) that is more exciting.  We can expect more
supercars to come from this brand and a revolutionary car like Audi R8. The 2nd gen R8 is expected to get on sale from 2016. So have to wait if want to buy one.

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