Car News 24 Feb 2016

Road ready: The new Audi R8 V10

Road ready: The new Audi R8 V10

The new and improved Audi R8 is due to hit the roads at the end of the month, and features a wide range of technological and styling improvements.  Equipped with either the V10 or V10 Plus engine, the new R8 is lighter, faster, and more powerful than before – capable of 0-62mph in 3.2 seconds and a top speed of 205mph.

The V10 has been ramped up to 532bhp and the V10 Plus to 602bhp, while also improving economy.  The powerplant is still a 5.2-litre unit, with four-wheel drive and a seven-speed dual clutch gearbox, however the new R8 benefits from a stronger, stiffer Carbon/Aluminium chassis.  The Dynamic Drive on both models offers Comfort, Auto, Dynamic and Individual modes, with the Plus model also offering Wet, Dry and Snow settings.

The interior has been completely redesigned, adding to the new R8’s edge and appeal.  There’s a digital dashboard with a 12.3in TFT display, new seats and cabin design and optional laser light headlamps.  

The V10 is priced at £119,500, the V10 Plus is £134,500.  Both are on sale now and are expected to gain even more attention than their first generation predecessors. 

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