The 2017 Audi R8 is coming with exciting power and handling with everyday livability. Before a production version of the new 2017 Audi R8 ever existed, racing fans were very familiar with it. Audi began racing the Audi R8 prototype at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2000 won his first and building a legacy of excellence in the next five years. The production car due in 2008, which proves Audi could build a sleek, mid-engine machine with the look and performance of a supercar.
Now Audi is releasing the second generation Audi R8 2017 model the modular Sportscar System (MSS) platform that also underpins the Huracán corporate partner Lamborghini. A mostly aluminum spaceframe, use MSS also carbon fiber to provide additional security to the firewall and central tunnel. The structure is about 70 pounds lighter than the outgoing R8, contributing to a total weight loss of about 110 pounds. It also boasts 40 percent more torsional stiffness, thanks in part to a pair of X braces, one on top of the engine and behind it.
2017 Audi R8 Interior
The new 2017 Audi R8’s body is an evolution of the first-generation model stunning. This low-slung stance of a supercar, the taxi pushed forward and coupe body just behind in a continuous arc around the rear spoiler. Audi has a greater emphasis put on horizontal lines, making the car 1.6 inches wider, giving the sides wider shoulders. Those shoulders now interrupt the known side blades, making this design flourish two pieces each instead of one. The grille is flatter and wider, and its trapezoidal shape creates a natural flow in the wedge-shaped LED headlights.
2017 Audi R8 Engine
The 2017 R8 was initially offered in V10 and V10 Plus models. Both come with updated versions of the 5.2-liter V-10 engine. Horsepower is now 540 for the 2017 Audi R8 V10 and 610 for the V10 plus. Audi says fuel consumption by 13 percent due to the addition of cylinder deactivation and a sailing function engine braking eliminate at low speed.
While the outgoing model offers a 4.2-liter V-8, the 2017 R8 not. Audi’s twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8 or a smaller force-fed engine could be offered in the future. Similarly, the 6-speed manual transmission also not return. This leaves only Audi’s S Tronic 7-speed dual clutch transmission as standard equipment. The V10 model is well equipped with such features as Nappa leather and black Alcantara headliners, heated 18-way power adjustable sports seats, LED interior lighting, Audi’s MMI Plus Navigation infotainment system, magnetic ride damper control, and 19-inch alloy wheels. The V10 Plus adds racing bucket seats and carbon ceramic brakes but gives the magnetic ride dampers for tighter shocks and steel springs. Notable options include an active dynamic steering with the variable assist and variable ratios and 20-inch wheels.
a unique combination of the 2017 Audi R8’s advanced engineering and luxurious amenities make it a supercar that can be driven every day. The ride is incredibly smooth for a car with trackability R8’s, especially with the magnetic ride dampers. The seating position is a bit upright, creating excellent front sight lines, and the cabin is finished with Audi levels of care. It comes down to quality materials, impeccable fit and finish, and the latest electronics. Among the features is an updated MMI infotainment system with a new virtual cockpit the brand, the information screen moves from the center stack to the instrument panel.
2017 Audi R8 Performance
But a supercar about performance, delivering the R8. The V-10 rockets the car from 0-60 mph in about 3.5 seconds in the V10 model and just over three seconds in the V10 Plus. The power is ubiquitous and relentless when you are on the throttle, but the engine is docile when the Audi Drive Select system in the facility or Auto modes. The tours remain high in Dynamic mode and a launch control feature allows administrators to repeat this rapid 0-60 mph times over and over again.
Audi’s S-Tronic gearbox is suitable for a supercar. Like the engine, the shifts are relaxed in Comfort or Auto and sharp and fast in the dynamic mode. You go around a track faster using this transfer as a guide, but we still tender for the gated metal shifter of the first-gen 2017 Audi R8. With its combination of style, on-road comfort, power, and rail-ready handling, the 2017 Audi R8 is a worthy competitor to the likes of the McLaren 650S, Mercedes-Benz AMG GT, Porsche 911 Turbo, and even the Chevrolet Corvette Z06. A less expensive base model, likely to be added later in the model year, will expand only calling. The EPA rates the 2017 Audi R8 Coupe at 14 mpg cities 22 highway combined 17 while the Spyder same numbers management.