is already among us new 2015 Audi R8 . It is a second generation of German supercar, a second generation which premieres design, technology, increases power and performance. We analyze all the details new R8 through 5 key.
The new Audi creature comes to get back up to its rivals. While there has not been a revolution against its predecessor, the new model wants to demonstrate the potential of the brand in this field because, first, all-electric variant will also be offered in a .
The 2015 Audi R8 has released a new design. Not breaker and, in fact, closely follows the shape of its predecessor. He has lost many lines rounded to sharpen its image which now opens with vertical air intakes aletines. The biggest difference has been the loss of the characteristic side blades which have been reinterpreted in a way, much more discreetly.
On the other hand, the rear diffuser is now much more evident and may have a fixed rear spoiler. The differences between the standard R8 and R8 Plus do not jump to easily view. Measuring 4.42 m long, 1.94 m wide and 1.24 high , which is slightly shorter, wider and lower. Later will come a R8 Spyder and throughout its commercial life know many special sportier or more exclusive versions.
The interior is probably the biggest evolutionary step taken by the new Audi R8 2015 has completely changed its design and has been isolated, in a way, what is your competition. The instrumentation is directed towards the driver, but this was Simplified maximum leaving a few buttons on the center console and loading the steering wheel controls, among which is the engine ignition.
The dashboard looks like information display shifts to the dashboard (12.4 inch screen), a technique that is spreading across the range of the 4 rings. That much of the information will be combined and can customize the box to the fullest. Similarly Audi offer different finishes for interior and individual customization program for the most demanding.
Only mechanical V10
One of the surprises he has given us the new Audi R8 2015 has been the elimination V8 engine access. Only comes, at least for now, with mechanical V10 in two flavors. The standard V10 produces power 540 horses (over 100 hp more than the previous version of Access), while the V10 Plus delivery 610 horses power (60 hp more than the previous R8 Plus). The first accelerates from 0-100 km / h in 3.5 seconds to reach 323 km / h top. The second makes 0-100 km / h in 3.2 seconds and reaches 330 km / h.
As for consumption, the standard V10 homologous 11.8 l / 100 km on average, the V10 Plus raises the figure to 12.4 l / 100 km . From what you have to go forgetting, at least for now, is a manual gearbox. Only offered with automatic S-Tronic and versions will go on sale in the coming months will only come associated to a system AWD advanced quattro capable of sending 100 % of force to both axles. The rear axle has a mechanical limited slip differential.
Audi has worked to minimize the weight of the R8. Has massively used aluminum and plastic reinforced with carbon fiber for manufacturing. The result has been a reduction in weight, according to the manufacturer, for around 50 kilos equivalent versions.
Similarly, technology has made progress on a vehicle equipped with selective disconnection of cylinders Start / Stop or new suspension can electronically adjusted as selected by the driver parameters. Plus R8 has, in turn, with the same harder tared. There is also a high-performance option called Performance Mode more oriented circuit and arriving in association with a new high performance exhaust and modified sound.
Audi R8 e-tron 2015
The novelty among the novelties of the new Audi R8 2015 is undoubtedly the arrival of the all-electric R8 e-tron version. Finally comes the electric supercar market, now with improved technology, second generation, which improves performance and, above all, autonomy and recharge.
Provides 460 hp through two motors receiving power from a battery T-shaped (hollow cover of the heat engine and the center tunnel) of 92 kWh of capacity . This achieves an acceleration 0-100 km / h in 3.9 seconds and self-limited top speed of 210 km / h. Its autonomy reaches 450 kilometers and Audi ensures that a full recharge takes less than two hours.
The new 2015 Audi R8 is a reality that land in showrooms this summer . You will reach a price of around 191,800 euros for the R8 V10 and about 214,800 euros for more performance R8 V10 Plus. The R8 e-tron is not expected until later this year and will be marketed on request. For now presented in Geneva that starts these days.
From 139,800 euro
Article The new Audi R8 2015 5 key was originally published in Current Motor.