Audi, the German car manufacturer, is never tired of bringing surprises in the automotive world. After before presenting three new engines for the Audi R8 at the Geneva Motor Show in 2015, the Audi R8 has now been equipped with a number of updates. Whereas the earlier three engines already have qualified power both on the V10, V10 Plus, and E-Tron Battery Electric.
Indeed, R8 products are special. His birth in 2006, filling the Sports Car class of two passengers from the Audi Brand. Everything was designed by Audi AG expert technicians. As for the design, the R8 adopted the 2003 Audi Le Mans Quattro concept car. In 2007, Audi finally named this product as the R8, after the success of the Le Mans Prototype 24-hour race car.
When reviewing the Audi R8, Audi claims to have improved the performance of the R8. Not only in the definition of speed but also Handling and Downforce. Next, we see everything about it in the Audi R8 review.
Audi R8 exterior
The typical sexy curves of the Coupé on the body make the exterior of the Audi R8 look very impressive. This change seems to answer future design challenges that are full of aggressive and sporty nuances. Also, note that there are two versions available namely Coupé and Spyder. But in this review, we are more focused on the Coupé model.
The front face is packed similarly to the racing version of the R8 LMS GT3 and R8 LMS GT4. Under the main lamp, there is a silhouette like a sharply curved fin typical of LMS GT3. Front Grille is also made wider with three Inlets on it. This sort of thing reminds us of the iconic essence of the 1980s Rally Car Quattro.
Other sweeteners are also found on the Front Splitter feature on the front, giving a new feel to the Audi R8 compared to the earlier model.
Body beside him, rim design gets our main attention. Applying a size of 20 inches that combines the colors of Kemora Gray and Ascari Blue. Meanwhile, Side Skirts carving which was designed aggressively became the last sweetener of the side body which also gave an aerodynamic performance.
On the rear side, Exhaust Pipes use a new design in which the Rear Diffuser is made larger than the earlier model. On the other hand, two rear Grille also get new changes combined with black lines.
Interior of the Audi R8
Actually, there are no changes to the interior design of the Audi R8. Still as comfortable as the earlier model filled with entertainment features during the trip. Unlike other Sports Cars that rank speed alone, the Audi R8 also offers comfort in the interior cabin.
Entering the cabin, you will be presented with an ergonomic dashboard wrapped in black. The multifunction button placement is neatly arranged on the center side of the dashboard as well as on the transmission Console. So, you can activate all the features functions more easily.
Each button is given a red light to make it easier to run even though driving at night. The design of this design is quite capable of pampering motorists and passengers.
The steering wheel design of the Audi R8 applies a three-bar mode with the bottom packed in a rectangle. The essence of luxury itself is definitely found in the pride of the Audi logo wrapped in chrome accents on the center of the steering wheel and buttons on both sides. Available functions such as audio settings, Cruise Control, Engine Start / Stop, Multi-Information Display (MID) settings, connectivity, and driving modes.
This Sports Car has the capacity to accommodate only two people. Quite suitable for you and your dream partner to go around the city together. On the other hand, the chair is also wrapped comfortably with quality leather. It gives more comfort even if you have to travel long distances though.
Features of the Audi R8
Although the interior is still the same as before, the Audi R8 feature offers something superior. The Audi itself claims a change in the steering system and suspension. Of course, this will have a significant impact on the three driving modes offered on the earlier model namely Comfort, Auto, and Dynamic Driving. These changes will later give more responsive and qualified Handling performance.
The V10 engine is still the heart of the engine in this latest model. The engine operation of the Audi R8 applies a 5.2 Liter V10 capacity capable of reaching a greatest power of 570 HP, in contrast to the standard model which is only capable of reaching 540 HP. But don’t worry, if the engine isn’t fast enough for you, Audi also offers an R8 Performance variant that has a 620 HP engine. Compared to the previous model, the Audi R8 Plus, this machine is somewhat superior to 10 HP.