2017 Audi R8 Specs, Performance and Price

by  |  On July 20th, 2016  |  In Audi, Auto Reviews, Supercars

2017 Audi R8

The 2017 Audi R8 has hit the roads with a bang winning the 2016 World Performance Car award and showing the world it has a mission to make every drive thrilling. Boasting the powerplant borrowed from the R8 LMS racecar, the all-new Audi R8 renders fabulous performance and agility thanks to the lightweight materials that provide 40% greater body rigidity as compared to the previous model.

Exterior

 2017 Audi R8

The 2017 Audi R8 is a treat to watch. Look at the sharp, angular lines and exotic, glass-covered engine giving it commanding presence on the road. The prominent exterior features include singleframe grille with Anthracite Gray gloss finish, full LED headlights, LED taillights with dynamic turn signals, rear fog lights, carbon fiber fixed rear wing spoiler, sport exhaust with black finishers, carbon fiber front lip spoiler and rear diffuser, and lastly power-adjustable, power-folding, auto-dimming, heater exterior side mirrors.

Interior

2017 Audi R8 Interior

As you step inside the supercar you feel the motorsport legacy of the R8 in person. Everything from Audi virtual cockpit, the flat-bottom leather steering wheel with satellite buttons and shift paddles to race-inspired shell seats is a testament to this claim. Other state-of-the-art interior features encompass automatic climate control, tilt and telescopic manually adjustable steering column, carbon sigma inlays, monoposto cockpit design and auto dimming interior rear view mirror with digital compass.

Technology

MMI navigation plus

The 2017 Audi R8 shows how a racecar can be street smart through it progressive technologies such as Audi virtual cockpit and Audi connect with Google Earth, which assists the car in smartly navigating just about any street. The ingenious Audi virtual cockpit reveals all the necessary information on a 12.3-inch TFT display that renders exceptional resolution and lucidity. The standard MMI touch with handwriting recognition lets the motorists handle a range of systems comprising navigation, audio and phone functions. The MMI navigation plus system extends Audi connect, facilitating Google Earth with 3D satellite imagery, a Wi-Fi hotspot for up to 8 devices, local traffic and weather, news and more.

Performance

engine

Built to thrill the hearts of speed enthusiasts, the standard R8 V10 is powered by a naturally aspirated 5.2-liter V10 high-revving engine that churns out 540 hp. The power hungry motorists can go for 2017 Audi R8 V10 plus that can crank out stunning 610 hp to take it to 60 mph in just 3.2 seconds with a mindboggling top speed of 200 mph. Audi claims it is the most powerful production engine they have ever built, and our first drive does prove it surpasses all previous expectations. The 2017 R8 allows you to use four driving modes to better manage steering, engine, transmission and chassis responses. The EPA estimated fuel economy stands at 14/22 mpg city/highway and 17 mpg combined. It comes with 4-year/50,000 miles new vehicle limited warranty.

Price

Are you ready to get your hands on the new Audi R8 coupe? You might have to break the bank and dish out $162,900 for the standard version, while the price of V10 plus starts at $189,900.

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