Although an evolution of styling over the old model, this new R8 looks stunning. The styling is crisper, cleaner lines, more confident iteration. Audi have a bullish feel about them and it's showing in the vehicles they are producing.
2. No turbos
Just a high revving V10 engine in 2 guises (V10: 540 HP or V10 Plus: 610 HP). Audi bucks the turbo charging trend by sticking to the tried and tested Lamborghini based V10. No reason to think that the glorious noise the old R8 made would be different this time.
3. Laser Lights
Audi offers laser lighting technology as an option in the Audi R8. Characteristically blue, the laser lights have a range of a least double that of LED high-beam lights. The R8 already has an advance LED lighting system as standard.
4. It's a tech fest
The R8 features Audi's most connected MMI interface, with that crisp TFT display (as seen on the latest TT) that replaces the instruments binnacle. Almost everything else is variable: steering, damping, the exhaust system and of course a drive select mode.
5. That interior
Audi's interior of the R8 is stunning in its simplicity. The finishing certainly looks to be up to Audi standards.
Quick Facts: V10/V10 Plus
0 - 100 : 3.5/3.2 s
Price : Not yet
ETA in SA : Mid 2016
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