Auto Blog: Next Generation Audi R8 Released

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This past week gave us the release of the next generation of the Audi R8 ahead of its Geneva Motor Show release on March 5-15. It comes in two flavors so far, the 5.2 L V10 which produces 532 HP and the V10 Plus which produces 602 HP. This generation is over 100lbs lighter than the previous while still utilizing variable four-wheel drive. Its expected that the V10
Plus model will be able to achieve 0-60 mph in ~3.2 seconds. It’ll have the same S-Tronic double clutch gearbox but will be able to shift faster due to a software upgrade. I remember when the R8 was first released it was known to be a super car you could drive every day, even in the winter, and not worry about it breaking down. It’ll be interesting to see if this generation retains that reputation or if Audi has sought to change the direction of the car to be in a faster, more exotic club.

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