2014 Audi R8 in Detroit review and pictures

Posted on Tuesday, 8 January 2013 , 02:01:40 byDan

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Audi R8 in Detroit

At the North American International Auto Show, German carmaker Audi will present the new 2014 Audi R8, but also the Audi RS 5 Cabriolet. The first model represents the pinnacle of Audi performance and both were developed to perform on the track, but also on a daily basis on the road. The engine variants available for the R8 lineup are the R8 V8, the R8 V10 and the R8 V10 Plus. The new 2014 model is more dynamic and powerful than ever before and all this because of the great deal of improvements. One of them includes the 7-speed S Tronic transmission that enables the R8 V10 Plus to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 0.3 seconds. Besides the improved performance, the S Tronic also offers more comfort with smoother shifts during driving. This engine enables the car to produce 550 horsepower and 398 lb. ft. of torque. The S Tronic accelerates the car from 0 to 60 mph in 3.3 seconds and it can reach a top speed of 196 mph. The 2014 Audi R8 is now lighter thanks to the carbon fiber side blades, front splitter, spoiler and rear diffuser. The car also has manual Alcantara seats and ceramic brakes to handle the power.

In terms of exterior, the engineers have provided different adjustments like, for example, newly structured LED headlights, hexagonal Single-frame grille, new side mirrors and the large, round tailpipe trims. The R8 V10 equipped with the S Tronic completes the 0-60 mph sprint in 3.4 seconds and can produce 525 horsepower and 391 lb. ft. of torque. It can also reach a top speed of 195 mph. The R8 V8 FSI can deliver 430 horsepower and 317 lb. ft. of torque. When equipped with the 7-speed S Tronic, it can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 4.2 seconds and to reach a top speed of 186 mph. If you want something different there is also a 6-speed manual transmission available as optional or the S Tronic. You should also know that the R8 Spyder is available with the V8 and V10 engines.