To all lovers of luxurious sports cars, the release of the new model 2018 Audi R8 will certainly capture your attention. It shares the same chassis with the infamous Lamborghini Hurricane but can perform tasks better and more swiftly than this model. Although it has come up with price hikes, the added features that come with this new model will make the buyer able to ignore the extra expense. Let’s have a look at these features in details and see how the new Audi R8 looks like.
2018 Audi R8 – Fascinating Design
Unlike its predecessors, the 2018 Audi R8 has a blue light signature in its laser head light housing. Sounds amazing, doesn’t it? The headlights each have laser modules with high-density laser diodes. The R8 model is the first to offer the laser headlights option which is activated at speeds of 40 mph and above. The 2018 Audi R8 also incorporates standard carbon stigma high-gloss inlays. The serve as a replacement to the former carbon matte. Anthracite high-gloss inlays have been used as a replacement for the previous Anthracite matte.
The wheels on 2018 are quite a spectacle! They are an amazing 20 inch in a measure. The aluminum wheels have 10 spoke Y rims. The rims are in Anthracite black with silver edges and are covered with summer tires.
Furthermore, it comes with an Audi sport badge on the front grille. This is a design improvement in the outside appearance of the sleek sports car, which previously exhibited a Quattro badge on all its predecessor models. Also, the Audi R8 incorporated a sport puddle light logo whenever the driver’s door is opened.
The new model’s seats have experienced a lift from the previous model’s design. This has made the newbie’s seats more comfortable to use. An alternative is provided for those who might not be fully impressed with the new changes. A diamond stitching leather package will make the comfort of your seats high-end! This improvement though comes at an extra cost of five thousand US Dollars.
Powerful Engine Options
The 2018 Audi R8 comes with a 5.2-liter V10 engine. An amazing fact about the engine is that it is displayed under the rear glass of the luxurious sports car. Its engine does not have forced air induction, but its red line reads at 8500 rpm. Furthermore, the maximum output is 540 HP and for V10 plus 610 HP. Top speed is 205 mph, while the accelerated time from 0 to 60 mph is just in 2,9 sec. The EPA rating is 14/22 for city/highway.
Price, Release Date and Rivals
This 2018 Audi R8 goes for over 160.000 US Dollars, a huge increase from 2015. From the added features we have seen, the Audi customers will receive value for their money. The main rivals will be BMW I8, Nissan GT-R, Porsche 911 Turbo and others.