Audi drops a batch of fresh R8 graphics

Earlier today we published some design sketches with the second-gen R8 and now we bring a plethora of graphics providing relevant details. With pricing kicking off at €165,000 for the R8 V10 and at €187,400 for the R8 V10 Plus, Ingolstadt’s latest supercar has a rather prohibitive price tag that only a few can afford to pay, but even so everyone can appreciate the engineering effort put into the second generation which has been improved all-around.

Initially, it’ available as a V10-only version offered in two states of tune: 540 PS (397 kW) and 540 Nm (398 lb-ft) of torque along with a beefier “Plus” version rated at 610 PS (449 kW) and 560 Nm (413 lb-ft). Later during the car’s lifecycle, a turbocharged variant acting as the entry-level model will join the range likely with a six-cylinder motor. It will likely work with the same 7-speed S tronic transmission offered for the naturally aspirated V10 motor sending the engine’s power to a quattro AWD setup.

If you upgrade for the Plus version, you get larger 19-inch alloys as opposed to the regular model’s 18-inch set and it also benefits from clear carbon fiber side blades, diffuser and front splitter. Inside there’s a 12.3-inch Audi virtual cockpit, new bucket seats and an optional 500-wat Bang & Olufsen sound system priced at €1,900.

The list of optional goodies also includes LED laser headlights for €3,380, various alloy wheel designs in 19- and 20-inch sizes along with a carbon engine cover available for a cool €3,400. Once you factor in all the kit, the final acquisition price can easily surpass the €200,000 mark if you go for the Plus variant.

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Adrian Padeanu

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