L I fter the first picture of the new generation of the Audi R8 was leaked on the Internet, the German firm released a small gallery official photos that shows the characteristics of the new model, as well as some of its mechanical details.
His aesthetic keeps the features and appearance of the model it replaced, but with strokes something more straight and a front that seems to have lost some of the charm of the first generation, despite having had the main features almost unchanged.
V10 610 hp, uana speed of 330 Km / h 3.2s from 0-100 km / h are the figures of the new R8.
On the posterior also modified so its appearance, but with more straight and angular lines while the side, loses some of its essence to put aside sideblades marking their identity, to make way for air inlets that try to capture some of the essence.
In the interior we find a fully digital instrument panel , the style of the latest creations of the brand. In the center console a second screen dedicated to multimedia system is located, while is on the steering wheel where many commands even the starter button motor lodge.
A foreign aesthetic level this new generation is more like a restyling that a generational change, but the main differences are under the skin. Mechanically will be offered with V10 aspirate 5.2 liters displacement a power up 61th horsepower and 560 Nm of torque.
That’s powerplant achieves an acceleration 0-100 km / h in 3.2 seconds and reach a top speed of 330 km / h.
However the V10 engine will be offered in two versions, starting with 540 horsepower and 540 Nm of torque and 610 hp called Plus and 540 Nm of torque. The block 5.2-liter offers system cylinder deactivation , which allows it to operate with two fewer cylinders by interrupting ignition and fuel injection.
This leads to an improvement in energy efficiency, which in the case of lower power unit achieves a fuel consumption 11.8 l / 100 km and in the case of Plus achieves a performance of 12.4 liters per 100 kilometers.
In both variants available transmission power is one: A S-Tronic 7-speed double clutch while the drive system is Quattro new generation with new technologies that allow optimal distribution of torque to the four wheels according to soil conditions, achieving even send 100 percent of traction to either axis.
Its weight is 50 kilograms less than the previous generation model and is located in the 1,454 Kg. The weight content is based on the use of lightweight materials like structure Audi Space Frame 200 kg combined with elements of plastic reinforced with carbon fiber.
To know more deeply will have to wait for his debut to the public from Geneva Motor Show will take place from next week.