Audi’s new lighter and more powerful 2016 Audi R8 V10 car is not only equipped with “540 horsepower and 398 lb-ft of torque,” but also an unbelievable top speed of around 330 km/h, according to roundandtrack.com. It also takes only about 3.5 seconds to reach from speed 0 to 100 km/h, according to caranddriver.com.
The car is also slightly wider and shorter, measuring around 4.4 meters in length, 1.94 meters in width, and 1.23 meters in height. This gives the car a more “speedy” and sleek appearance.
While the structure might seem similar to the Lamborghini Huracan, it is equipped with a design for better comfort and more space.
So what makes this Audi car lighter than its predecessors? Its backbone is composed of aluminum, and its “B-pillars, central tunnel, and rear firewall” are made of “carbon-fiber composite materials,” according to caranddriver.com. As a result of that, the vehicle has shed around 45kg in weight.
According to the same source, due to its great “on-track performance,” the car comes with “hard-core performance” and is equipped with tires that “measure 245/35 up front and 295/35 at the rear—these are fitted to 19-inch wheels.” Customers can then “upgrade to 20-inch pieces with 245/30 front and 305/30 rear rubber.”
While the car has a “front/rear torque distribution from 0 to 100 percent on each axle,” and a “dynamic and performance” mode where the second mode can be set to different environments including snowy, rainy, or dry, the car no longer supports manual mode.
However, the car also has the ability to save your fuel on long rides when the “sailing” function is turned on.
The 2016 Audi R8 V10 comes also in the 2016 Audi R8 V10 plus model, and the interiors range from many different styles, including traditional and modern.
Sales will start in summer of 2015 and prices for the 2016 Audi R8 V10 model will range around 165,000 euros and 187,000 euros for the more advanced model, the 2016 Audi R8 V10 Plus.