The 2016 Audi R8 is one of the most expected sports car at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, the model being already launched in first important details. Now, the hot ride is in our spotlights again in a video taking place on the Ascari race track, while undergoing some tests.
There are a lot to say about the upcoming Audi R8 sports car, in terms of drivetrain, powertrain or features inside. First off, the Audi R8 will come with a lot of lightweight materials on the structure, meaning that it will receive a lot of carbon fiber components, which will set the model to a total of 3,200 pounds.
The new Audi R8 will also feature some revolutionary and hi-tech gismos which will ease the driver`s work, when looking for an information on the 12.3-inch infotainment system, for instance. This means that the carmaker will let go of some of the conventional dashboard buttons and will use a lot of touch screens, controller clicks, as well as the voice command systems.
In terms of performance, the new Audi R8 will come with some important changes, as the model will now use the variable torque distribution which connects the front and rear axles via the upgraded electro-hydraulically multi-plate clutch.
Under the hood, the Audi R8 will underpin the 5.2-liter, also seen on the Lamborghini Huracan, which will produce 601 horsepower and 413 pound-feet of torque, when hooked to a 7-speed S tronic dual-clutch transmission.