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2016 Audi R8 Revealed

Feb 26, 2015 - 5:56 AM - by

It changed the way people think about the brand and now Audi is stepping up its game once again with a second generation of its R8 sports car.

Using a light weight aluminum and carbon fiber structure, a new all-wheel drive system and impressive V10 power the new R8 is a true exotic.

At launch two 5.2-liter V10 engines will be available, the first making 540 hp while the second will up the performance significantly to 610 hp. Audi says that model will hit 62 mph in just 3.2 seconds and a top speed of 205 mph!

Paired with a new Quattro AWD system and the brandís 7-speed dual-clutch transmission Audi claims 100 percent of the engineís torque can be sent to either the front or rear axle.

Using a new chassis shared with the Lamborghini Huracan the R8 has a dry weight of just 3,205.5 lbs, a total of 110.2 lbs less than its predecessor.

Inside the R8 gets a simple and clean new look with digital gauges while the most important controls can be operated by the driver on the steering wheel. Another notable change is the addition of a push-button
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Audi Prologue Avant Boasts 455-HP Hybrid Powertrain

Feb 25, 2015 - 2:35 PM - by

Audi is previewing more than its design future at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show.

The German automaker has spilled the details on its new Prologue Avant concept, which will make its official debut in Switzerland early next week. Featuring a high-performance hybrid powertrain with 455 hp and 553 lb-ft of torque, Audi claims that the technology is 'close to series production' and hints at the potential of what is already powering current Audi models. The plug-in hybrid drive actually comes from the existing Q7 e-tron quattro, albeit with more power, using a 3.0-liter diesel engine with an electric motor to blast the concept to 62 MPH (100 km/h) in 5.1 seconds. The concept also has an all-electric range of 33.6 miles.

The Prologue Avant concept measures in at 16.8 feet long and 6.5 feet wide while riding on a 10-foot wheelbase. All in all, itís a little larger than the two-door Prologue concept that debuted at the 2014 LA Auto Show but sports four individual seats, four doors and a large tailgate.
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2016 Audi R8 Specs Released, Only V10 Available at Launch

Feb 18, 2015 - 10:15 AM - by

Though itís not making its official debut until early March at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, specs on the 2016 Audi R8 have been reported.

Motor Trend is reporting that the second-generation Audi R8 will be available with naturally aspirated V10 engines at launch with the entry-level model sporting 540 hp and the more powerful model having 610 hp in V10 Plus trim. On the European-spec prototype, the 2016 R8 has a maximum torque of about 413 lb-ft, though we expect more definitive figures to be released when the car officially bows in Switzerland.
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