2018 Audi R8 – New Information about Specs and Release Date

January 2, 2017 AUDI, Upcoming cars

2018 Audi R8 Overview

There are some things in life which are often referred to as prized possessions. Those who love cars will certainly consider owning dream cars will certainly have reasons to find this article interesting and informative. Amongst the many makes and models of car there are reasons to believe that Audi is something which has offered to customers some of the most awesome collections of cars.

Their track record has been phenomenal and over the past many decades they have come out with some of the best models of cars that perhaps money can buy. Hence it is quite natural that when one talks about the released of the latest 2018 Audi R8 it certainly is looked forward with lot of excitement and hope.

Therefore over the next few lines let us try and find out something more about what to expect from this new version of R8. As of now nothing is clear and one has to go only by hearsays and opinions. Some opinions are worth having a closer look because they are from reliable sources. So let us see what the grapevine has to offer as far as this new variant of A8 is concerned.

What Makes This Special And Different

There is only one word to describe the R8 and it is beautiful. Hence the new variant will also have the same features. Apart from the best of looks it also will have the best of driving experience. It is supposed to come with a 5.2 liter 540 hp V-10 engine. Further the V-10 plus will also be there and will generate around 610 hp of power. It will come with both four wheel and two wheel drive and it is also expected that it will have seven speed automatic transmission systems.

The interior features are also likely to be amazing and the takeaway perhaps will be the 12.3 inches configurable display which will replace the traditional gauges. Further it also is supposed to have the best of 4G LTE connectivity and you can also expect to have superb Wi-Fi hotspot capability. However, as of now you can expect only couple which might change nearer the launch time. There are many whole believe that it will be similar to the Spyder Version which is already on the road.

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2018 Audi R8 Engine And Horsepower

The ten cylinder is well and truly a powerhouse of performance and it will easily be able to generate 610 horsepower. There are many who believe that the engine will be the most powerful one which has come out from the stables of Audi. It has a revolution which perhaps will be 20 percent faster than the previous versions. The 8500 rpm will comfortably zoom from the redline to the mightiest of speeds at 0.66 seconds flat. This without any doubt is a big takeaway as far as the new A8 variant is concerned.

It Will Have A Number Of German Touch To It

The second generation Audi R8 has some very obvious European specifications attached to it. However, it is expected that it will have some bit of tinkering to suit American markets. It is expected to be more user friendly and therefore drivers with average driving skills will not have any problems using this new version. But at the end of the day what needs to be kept in mind that it can easily cross quarter mile in 11 seconds flat and can average around 120 mph in such short pickups. This according to car experts and customers is certainly something which should always be kept in mind.

A Look At Chassis Metrics

It also can be expected that it will have chassis metrics which will be in line with German design features. For examples the carbon ceramic brakes is expected to deliver complete stops from 70 mph in 153 feet which is expected to beat all the requirements that have been set by statutory authorities. The cornering grip will also be around 1.00 g. which will be almost the same that one can expect from a sports car. However, this will be just about 0.01 g lower than what has been achieved by the German counterpart.

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The Best Of Luxury Limo Riding Can Be Expected

When the 2018 Audi R8 actually hits the market, there are many who believe that it will be offer the most comfortable ride. This is despite the fact that it is supposed to come up with non-adjustable shocks and the usual rubber band Pirelli tires. There are many who believe that this could somewhat hamper the handling of the car especially when the roads are a bit twisty and uneven. However, there are others who believe that this is more of an exaggeration and the previous R8 have been able to handle these situations quite effectively.

There could be one dampening factor and it could be the absence of magnetorheological adaptive dampers which are needed in the United States. This will certainly go a long way in taking care of the balancing of the vehicle especially in uneven and zigzag road conditions. The reason for this perhaps might be because of the higher cost involved of around $1400. The complex gearbox situated in the steering column and it removes makes it less predictable.

The 7 Speed Transmission System

It also would be pertinent to mention that the seven speed automatic transmission system is extremely efficient and fast in action. However, there are a few who complain that it could be too rapid but this is perhaps only with those who do not have the right experience in driving this car.

Price of 2018 Audi R8

Though it might not come with the highly successful aluminum gated shifter, the price range of $120,000 is something that will make the V-8 very special and unique. At the end of the day there is hardly any doubt that the imposing design and looks are simply out of the world and it will certainly offer the best value for money when it hits the market. The exact release date of the 2018 Audi R8 is not known and hazarding a guess right now may not be the right thing to do because of some obvious situations and circumstances.