The R8 has always been the usable super car which was not only great as a fast vehicle but also as a daily driven car. The new 2016 Audi R8 V10 is supposed to be an evolution of that, offering even better performance with more commodities for the daily driver.
2016 Audi R8 V10 Review
While it was just a rumor a few weeks ago, the new R8 V10 has been released at the Geneva Motor Show a few days back, offering a glimpse about the future of the car and of Audi. While it still uses a very similar platform to the baby Lamborghini, the new R8 is much more than just a copy of that car.
In fact, it is a much better car on the road offering the usual Audi comfort with the great styling of a mid-engined super car. However, there are changes over the previous generation and the most important one is the disappearance of the V8 engine from the range which Audi said that it was pretty much pointless. In its place though we are likely to see a new type of turbocharged engine which should offer similar performance to it while offering much better fuel consumption.
Price for new 2016 Audi R8 V10
The showroom release date should be at the end of 2016 when the car is going to come at a base price of around 115.000 dollars for the normal V10 and around 130.000 dollars for the Plus model which comes with a few extra features.
2016 Audi R8 V10 Engine
Engine wise, there is going to be a single 5.2 liter V10 shared with the Huracan. The base version of the car will offer up to 540 horsepower while the Plus will go as far as 610 horsepower which is more than a 10% improvement over the previous generation.
Thanks to this, the R8 V10 will hit 60 MPH in as little as 3.2 seconds for the more powerful version while the top speed will be 205 MPH. Considering the car is almost two times cheaper than the Huracan, it might just be the bargain of the century.
Exterior of Audi R8 V10
The outside of the 2016 Audi R8 V10 was also changed but not as much as you might think. The car was given the usual Audi facelift with the more rectangular headlights and the angular front end which gives it a more aggressive look.
Audi R8 V10 Interior
Its interior was also changed so it is now slightly bigger in order to offer more roof for the two passengers and their luggage. The interior equipment has been changed from a mix of cheap Audi parts to a premium selection of materials and equipment that are very similar to what you would find in an A8.