About the All New Audi R8

About the All New Audi R8

The latest Audi R8 is a lean mean racing machine. It’s as aggressive as always and more powerful than ever before. But it’s more than that. It’s also a somewhat practical vehicle for everyday driving as well.

About the All New Audi R8


The latest Audi R8 is a lean mean racing machine. It’s as aggressive as always and more powerful than ever before. But it’s more than that. It’s also a somewhat practical vehicle for everyday driving as well. It’s more fuel efficient than before thanks to a few smart modifications to the vehicle. It also has a range of top-end comfort features that will help ensure that you’re comfortable no matter what you’re doing.


Improved Fuel Efficiency

The all-new R8 is much more fuel-efficient than its predecessor thanks to its cylinder deactivation technology. The half the V10 engine can be deactivated making it function as a 5-cylinder engine under light operating conditions. The system can also rely on either bank of the engine and can switch between the two on the fly to keep operating temperatures of the engine in the optimal range. This helps keep engine wear even and also improves fuel efficiency even more.


More Power

The 2017 R8 gets a bump in horsepower from 525 up to 540 in the R8 + model and the base model shoots up from 391 to 398 lb.-ft. thanks to software tuning and an increase in compression from 12.5:1 to 12.7:1. The slight adjustment also boosts the vehicle’s torque up to 610 or 413 depending on the R8 model you’re looking at.  Both massive engines are paired with the S Tronic dual-clutch gearbox.  Audi dropped the six speed manual option, but this means faster shift times and smoother performance for drivers.


From the Track to Everyday Use

It’s clear the R8 is designed for track performance. It has very capable all-wheel drive that grips the road like glue even around the right corners. The vehicle accelerates like crazy, and slows just as fast. That being said, those things don’t mean much when you aren’t on a track. For drivers looking for a fast car that’s also a good daily driver, the R8 has a lot to offer during standard operation too. It’s highly comfortable, and it has a Drive Mode Select feature that lets you adjust from comfort to different more aggressive modes. This gives you all the comfort features that you want, with aggressive performance when you decide you want to go faster.

If you’re looking for a car that looks great and goes fast the 2017 R8 could be right for you if you have deep enough pockets. It’s a rare vehicle with the need for speed. Even though this vehicles fast, and it’s tuned for the track, it’s also adaptable and provides top-level comfort when cruising around town as well.


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