Audi presents a new R8: The sporty spearhead only got even sharper

Posted on 26. Feb, 2015 by in Audi Canada

A high-revving mid-engine with aloft performance, a consistently lightweight construction judgment and an intensely energetic horizon with quattro expostulate complement and wholly non-static torque control – this is what creates a R8 a sporty spearhead of Audi. The high-performance sports automobile has been newly grown from a belligerent adult – it is some-more taut, some-more distinguished and some-more fascinating both on a foe lane and on a road.

“Motorsport is in Audi’s genes, it has always been a permanent underline of a brand’s character,” says Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, Board Member for Technical Development during Audi. “With a new Audi R8, a engineers are bringing amassed racing imagination from a foe lane onto a road. No other indication of ours evokes some-more energetic emotion. The new R8 V10 and is therefore a many absolute and fastest series-production Audi of all time.” Thanks to a tighten team-work between racing engineers, racing drivers and developers, a Audi R8 has seen a transparent opening boost – this advantages both a array prolongation automobile and a R8 LMS grown on a basement of this.

The engines: 10 cylinders in dual versions
The 5.2 FSI is accessible in dual versions: one with 397 kW (540 hp) and another sporting 449 kW (610 hp). The range-topping indication accelerates in a small 3.2 seconds from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) and keeps going to a extent speed of 330 km/h (205.1 mph). The sound of a openly aspirated V10 engine, whose extent torque is accessible during 6,500 rpm, has spin even fuller and sharper. A 7-speed S tronic delivery and a newly grown quattro expostulate complement broadcast a appetite to a road. The placement of a expostulate torque adapts to a sold pushing conditions – in impassioned cases, 100 percent of a torque can be transmitted to a front or behind axle. The new opening mode in a Audi drive name energetic doing complement enables instrumentation of a many vicious boyant dynamics parameters to a attrition fellow of a road.

Lightweight construction: usually 1,454 kg (3,205.5 lb) dry weight
The tip indication R8 V10 and has a dry weight of 1,454 kilograms (3,205.5 lb). Despite a lot of additional apparatus and larger rigidity, a new Audi R8 weighs adult to 50 kilograms (110.2 lb) rebate than a predecessor. The multimaterial Audi Space Frame (ASF) ensures low weight and best spindle bucket distribution. The multiple of aluminum and CO fiber reinforced plastics (CFRP) in a Audi Space Frame opens adult new measure with courtesy to weight, acerbity and pile-up behavior. The aerodynamic underbody that integrates a prolonged diffuser boosts downforce. The chassis, too, with a double wishbone cessation demonstrates how tighten a new Audi R8 is to motorsport.

Design: flat, wide, muscular
The settlement reflects a absolute sporty sense of a R8. A visible specifying underline that also provides extended reserve comes in a form of a customary LED headlights. For an extended margin of prophesy and some-more brightness, Audi offers a laser mark for a high lamp as an choice – complemented by a energetic spin signals during a front. Dynamic spin signals are customary during a rear.

In a new Audi practical cockpit, a displays are digital. The many vicious controls are grouped together in symbol clusters on a steering wheel, also famous as satellites. In a interior, a motorist has a sense of sitting in a foe car. The atmosphere conditioning controls stress a morality of a control row with a floating effect. MMI navigation and with MMI hold is standard.

Sales of a new Audi R8 start in summer 2015. Prices are 165,000 euros for a R8 V10 and 187,400 euros for a top-of-the-range chronicle R8 V10 plus.

New bureau for quattro GmbH: prolongation during a “Böllinger Höfe” site
The new Audi R8 is constructed during a new quattro GmbH prolongation site that was specifically built for a sports automobile – a “Böllinger Höfe” site in Heilbronn. An elaborate prolongation technique ensures that Audi-typical peculiarity is produced.

Specialists: a Audi R8 e-tron and Audi R8 LMS
The second era of a Audi R8 forms a basement for some-more models. The latest evolutionary chronicle of a electrically-powered high-performance R8 e-tron sports automobile achieves a opening figure of 340 kW and a torque of 920 Nm (678.6 lb-ft). It sprints from a delay to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 3.9 seconds. Thanks to new battery cells, a operation could be some-more than doubled compared to a initial chronicle of this technological consternation – it is now some-more than 450 kilometers (279.6 mi).

The new Audi R8 LMS foe automobile was grown formed on a new GT3 regulations due to come into outcome worldwide from 2016. This year it will already be put by a paces during a factory. Despite vast opening increases, around 50 percent of a components are a same as a series-production car.

The new Audi R8
The R8 is a energetic spearhead of Audi. In a second generation, a high-performance sports automobile has been newly grown from a belligerent adult – it is some-more taut, some-more distinguished and some-more fascinating. The high-revving V10 engine is accessible in dual opening variants. In a top-of-the-range chronicle with 449 kW (610 hp), it develops monumental power.

“Motorsport is in Audi’s DNA, it is partial of a brand’s character,” says
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, Board Member for Technical Development during Audi. “With a new R8, a engineers are bringing amassed racing imagination from a foe lane onto a road. No other indication of ours evokes some-more energetic emotion, nothing is closer to a foe car. The new R8 V10 and is a many absolute and fastest array prolongation Audi of all time.”

The mid-engine component used for a Audi R8 is not usually a classical judgment in motorsport though also an vicious square of Audi tradition. The absolute engines were located in front of a behind spindle even in a Grand Prix foe cars brought to a start line by Auto Union in a 1930s – a insubordinate step during a time. In 2000, Audi won a 24-hour Le Mans continuation foe with a LMP R8 antecedent for a initial time. By 2005, a automobile that supposing a name for today’s series-production high-performance sports automobile had cumulative 5 altogether victories during a Sarthe – a name selected for a highway chronicle of a super sports automobile from Audi, R8, indicates a technological attribute between a dual winners.

As a R8 LMS, a Audi R8 is also rarely successful in patron racing. The basement for a success: motorsport was partial of a growth plan from a really beginning. In 2009, a R8 LMS patron racing foe automobile began a success story that would lead it to some-more than 190 victories and 23 championship titles worldwide. Technically speaking, it is closely associated to a highway chronicle of a sports automobile with around 50 percent of a same parts.

Up to 449 kW (610 hp): a dual V10 engines
The new era of a Audi R8 utilizes a latest growth of a ten-cylinder engine. With a extemporaneous stifle response, discerning revving adult to 6,500 rpm and matchless resounding sound, a naturally aspirated 5.2 FSI engine is adequate to give we crow bumps. In a new R8, a openly aspirated V10 engine offers even some-more appetite and torque than before. Controllable flaps in a empty siren and an discretionary foe empty complement make a automobile sound even some-more characteristic.

The ten-cylinder engine is accessible in dual versions. In a R8 V10, it develops a appetite of 397 kW (540 hp)  from a 5,204 cc banishment and a torque of 540 Nm (398.3 lb-ft) during an engine speed of 6,500 rpm. The scurry from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) takes usually 3.5 seconds, and it can strech a tip speed of 323 km/h (200.7 mph). The R8 V10 and is even some-more absolute and is a fastest series-production Audi of all time. It develops 449 kW (610 hp) and a extent torque of 560 Nm (413.0 lb-ft) is accessible during 6,500 rpm. The opening total are equally impressive: 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 3.2 seconds, 0 to 200 km/h (124.3 mph) in 9.9 seconds, and a tip speed of 330 km/h (205.1 mph).

A serve creation in a 5.2 FSI engine is a additional surreptitious injection. It complements a FSI approach gasoline injection, lowers fuel expenditure and enhances engine output. Moreover, a R8 comforts nonetheless another innovative complement in a form of COD (cylinder on demand). It shuts off one of a dual cylinder banks by deactivating injection and ignition. The R8 V10 consumes an normal of 11.8 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (19.9 US mpg) with CO2 emissions of 275 grams per kilometer (442.6 g/mi), for a R8 V10 and those values are 12.4 liters per 100 kilometers (19.0 US mpg) and 289 grams per kilometer (465.1 g/mi). The fuel expenditure rebate of adult to 10 percent compared to a prior indication is also due to a new start-stop system.

The dry sump lubrication completes a record package of a 5.2 FSI. The ten-cylinder engine is palm built in a Hungarian engine plant in Gy 014Å‘’ type=”#_x0000_t75″r. As a normal motorsport technology, it allows for low designation of a engine, that is quite profitable for a car’s core of gravity. What’s more, it also ensures oil supply even underneath impassioned parallel acceleration.

Fast as lightning and rarely variable: a appetite transmission
In both engine versions, appetite is transmitted to a rapid-shifting seven-speed S tronic delivery commissioned behind a engine. The S tronic has 3 involuntary modes and can also be tranquil manually. Shift commands are transmitted electronically (shift-by-wire). The launch control complement manages full-throttle acceleration from a station start.

Another duty of a S tronic comes into play when a driver’s feet is private from a accelerator pedal during speeds above 55 km/h (34.2 mph). In such cases, both clutches open and a automobile goes into coasting mode. This duty saves a substantial volume of fuel, generally in bland use by a customer.

The quattro permanent all-wheel expostulate complement gives a new R8 a wilful and in terms of fortitude and traction when compared with two-wheel-drive competitors. On a front axle, an electrohydraulic multi-plate purchase replaces a Visco purchase of a antecedent model. The newly grown quattro expostulate complement enables totally unlimited and wholly non-static placement of a expostulate torque to a front and behind axles depending on a pushing conditions and weather. In normal operation, adult to 100 percent is transmitted to a behind wheels and, if required, a purchase invariably diverts adult to 100 percent of this torque to a front wheels. Thanks to a automatic differential tighten on a behind axle, a motorist practice extent traction though any slip.

Audi expostulate select: a chassis
In a horizon of a new Audi R8, double wishbones done from aluminum lamp all 4 wheels. The R8 V10 and has a quite sporty setup – for both engine variants, non-static adaptively tranquil Audi captivating boyant startle absorbers are accessible as an option. The newly grown electromechanical appetite steering complement provides tighten hit to a highway aspect and creates a serve grant to shortening CO2 emissions. As an option, Audi offers energetic steering, whereby a steering ratio varies in suitability with a highway speed and a settings in a Audi expostulate name energetic doing system.

As standard, a new Audi R8 V10 has 19-inch wheels with distance 245/35 tires during a front and 295/35 during a rear. Upon request, Audi is also charity 20-inch wheels for a initial time in a R8. With this option, a tires are distance 245/30 during a front and 305/30 during a rear. The steel stop disks have a weight-saving call settlement and a calipers can be embellished red on request. In a R8 V10 plus, high-tech disks done from CO fiber ceramic are obliged for deceleration of a 20-inch wheels (optional for a V10).

In a Audi expostulate name energetic doing system, a motorist has a choice of 4 modes (comfort, auto, energetic and individual) to control a approach in that vicious technical components operate. As standard, a complement takes into comment a engine characteristics, steering, S tronic delivery and quattro expostulate complement as good as discretionary extras such as Audi captivating ride, a empty flaps and energetic steering. On tip of that, there is also a new opening mode (available as an choice for a V10 and customary for a V10 plus). The motorist activates it by dire a apart symbol on a steering wheel. He or she can name between a programs dry, soppy and sleet regulating a rotary wheel. These programs support energetic doing on dry, soppy and snow-covered surfaces. In opening mode, Audi expostulate name also creates use of a ESC stabilization control function.

New Audi Space Frame with high proportions of aluminum and CFRP
The R8 V10 and has a dry weight of 1,454 kilograms (3,205.5 lb). The pivotal cause behind a unchanging lightweight settlement is a physique bombard with multimaterial Audi Space Frame (ASF): It weighs usually 200 kilograms (440.9 lb). The ensuing unladen weight of 1,555 kilograms (3,428.2 lb) leads to a aloft power-to-weight ratio of 3.46 kg/kW (2.55 kg/hp).

The ASF physique bombard comforts a totally new multimaterial lightweight construction concept. Components done from CO fiber reinforced plastics (CFRP) form a B‑pillars, a executive hovel and a behind wall. The front territory of a vehicle, a roof arch and a behind territory form a horizon done from expel aluminum nodes and aluminum profiles which, in some cases, occupy new alloys. As always with a ASF, any member is precisely designed for a plcae and purpose. Accordingly, a engineers have now integrated some components into a physique bombard due to their function. Leaving aside a components, a physique bombard is now around 15 percent lighter than a predecessor. At a same time, torsional acerbity is roughly 40 percent better. Particularly with courtesy to rigidity, a physique of a new Audi R8 is a benchmark. The ensuing lightweight construction is forlorn among a competition.

The multimaterial Audi Space Frame in a new Audi R8 is intensely light and rigid, while also being acoustically gentle and charity a high spin of safety. The outdoor skin is done wholly of aluminum, though as an discretionary additional (or as customary for a V10 plus), Audi also offers tie tools done from clear-coated CO fiber, for instance a front splitter, a diffuser or a side blades. A long, rising diffuser in a underbody produces downforce on a behind spindle during aloft speeds.

Design: flat, wide, muscular
A cockpit positioned really distant forward, a long, issuing behind and a comparatively brief wheelbase – a extraneous settlement creates a technical judgment of a mid-engine, high-performance Audi R8 sports automobile transparent on initial sight. At 4.42 meters prolonged (14.5 ft), 1.24 meters high (4.1 ft) and with a wheelbase measuring 2.65 meters (8.7 ft), a measure have usually somewhat altered in comparison to a prior model. Its breadth now measures 1.94 meters (6.4 ft) and has so grown by about 4 centimeters (1.6 in). The car’s proportions communicate some-more of a foe automobile character, with evil settlement ideas from a prior indication now some-more pronounced.

The 4 rings lay proudly on a hood, a Singleframe radiator grille with honeycomb settlement is far-reaching and flat. Modeled cosmetic surfaces concede it to combine into a prosaic headlights – facets of a automobile that prominence tension, yield an sense of abyss and addition an atmosphere of proof to a design. The grid-type signature of a daytime regulating lights with straight elements replicates a structure of a atmosphere inlets and emphasizes a breadth of a car. The whole coming of a Audi R8 conveys a feeling of levity and technical precision. LED headlights are standard. Available on request, Audi can also supply a laser mark that doubles a operation of a high lamp to 600 meters (1,968.5 ft) as good as a energetic spin signals during a front. The energetic spin signals are customary during a rear. The behind lighting signature also combines dual straight elements with a plane line. This gives a Audi R8 an even some-more absolute appearance.

As partial of a new laser high beams, one laser procedure per headlight generates a cone of light with twice a operation of a all-LED headlamp. Each procedure comprises 4 high-power laser diodes. With a hole of usually 300 micrometers, these beget a blue laser lamp with a wavelength of 450 nanometers. A phosphor converter transforms it into white light suitable for alley use with a tone heat of 5,500 Kelvin – ideal conditions for a tellurian eye that capacitate a motorist to commend contrariety some-more simply and assistance to forestall fatigue. The laser mark is active from a speed of 60 km/h (37.3 mph) to addition a LED high lamp of a R8 and, interjection to a prolonged range, severely enhances a driver’s margin of prophesy as good as safety. An intelligent camera-based sensor complement detects other highway users and actively adjusts a light settlement to bar them.

On a sides of a high-performance sports car, specifically winding contours are drawn over a wheels. The shoulder line, done like a absolute muscle, connects a wheels with one another while during a same time dividing a side blade in dual to leave an tip and a reduce half. This new settlement resolution creates a automobile seem even longer and some-more dynamic.

At a rear, as well, a lights and a atmosphere inlets visually bond to one another. The dual tailpipes of a empty complement have a trapezoidal settlement and a behind window offers a transparent perspective of a bright engine compartment. The R8 is versed with an electrically fluctuating spoiler, a R8 V10 and with a bound wing done from CFRP.

Just like in a foe car: a interior and a controls
Behind a steering circle of a new Audi R8, a motorist feels like a foe automobile driver. All functions are driver-oriented and concede easy operation even when a vicious boundary are reached – and all though a motorist carrying to take his or her hands off a steering wheel. The newly designed foe seats with integrated headrest yield glorious parallel support. Even some-more radical seating for a sports automobile comes in a form of a newly grown R8 bucket seats. These make a transparent matter confirming a attribute between lightweight construction and comfort (optional in a V10 and customary in a V10 plus).

The start-stop symbol and a Audi expostulate name symbol are located on several satellites on a new multifunction and steering wheel. The Performance steering circle in a Audi R8 V10 and comforts dual some-more satellites. One symbol is for opening mode together with a rotary circle for selecting a dry, soppy and sleet programs as good as a symbol for determining a sports empty system.

The Audi practical cockpit is set in a free-standing housing and presents all a information on a 12.3-inch arrangement with elaborately computed, fascinating graphics. The motorist can toggle between opposite arrangement modes and also adjust a digital instrument cluster to his needs in sold mode. In opening mode, a motorist is presented with information on a pushing programs, acceleration, deceleration and parallel army as good as appetite and torque. The Audi practical cockpit also displays a change light that informs a motorist that a engine speed extent has been reached. The motorist operates a Audi practical cockpit regulating a multifunction and steering wheel. The driver’s hands sojourn on a steering circle and he or she can combine on a road. Alternatively, operation can take place around a hold circle or a buttons in a core console.

In a settlement of a interior too, a frozen geometric lines stress a cultured lightweight construction of a brand. Its evil component is a monoposto, a vast arc in a area around a driver’s seat. The MMI guard of a prior indication is no longer available. Instead, a 3 executive control elements of a atmosphere conditioning complement have taken a place. The three-dimensional settlement of a atmosphere opening vents move to mind a atmosphere inlets of a foe car. The dashboard appears to boyant weightlessly. The far-reaching console of a executive hovel accommodates a customary MMI depot as good as a newly designed prosaic selector push of a S tronic transmission.

When it comes to upholstery, business can select between Alcantara/pearl Nappa leather and excellent Nappa leather. Also accessible are trim elements in transparent coated CO fiber, dual leather packages and a new solid stitching pattern.

Customization
There are countless customization possibilities for business of a new Audi R8 – for both a extraneous and a interior. The colors for a physique have been newly churned and can be openly total with a colors of a side blades – a blade done from silken CO is a sold prominence of a range. Ten customary extraneous colors are available, for a R8 V10 and there is an additional matt paint finish available, Camouflage Green. 

Among a 5 apparatus colors accessible for a interior, dual tone ranges can be found, whereby a interior is always characterized by a sporty feel. Additionally, there are countless options to serve customize both a interior and a exterior, for instance with headlining in Alcantara with energetic solid stitching pattern. The Audi disdainful procedure creates it probable for we to spin a new R8 into a one-of-a-kind model.

Completely connected: infotainment
In a new Audi R8, a Audi practical cockpit replaces a analog instruments and a MMI monitor. The motorist can switch a all-digital arrangement between dual opposite perspective modes. These move possibly a practical dial instruments or a vast navigation map into focus.

The Audi R8 creates use of a latest record in terms of infotainment. MMI navigation and is commissioned as standard; a MMI hold hold circle is a executive control element. In a background, a second era of a modular infotainment height sets about a work – usually like a Audi practical cockpit, it integrates a super-fast T30 chip from Audi’s team-work partner, NVIDIA.

MMI navigation and is complemented by a Audi bond module. The newcomer can bond a smartphone or inscription around a system’s integrated Wi-Fi hotspot. Tailored online services from Audi bond are displayed on a Audi practical cockpit. The internet tie uses a quick LTE (Long Term Evolution) network. Optional components such as a fine-tuned sound complement from Bang Olufsen with a complement opening of 500 watts or a Audi phone box for accessible dungeon phone formation turn off a infotainment program.

New bureau for quattro GmbH: prolongation during a “Böllinger Höfe” site
The new Audi R8 is constructed during a new “Böllinger Höfe” quattro GmbH prolongation site, tighten to a Neckarsulm plant. The prolongation area covering 30,000 m2 (322,917.3 sq ft) comprises a physique emporium and open facilities. The whole prolongation trickery is rarely flexible, while technical and ergonomic innovations such as a CFRP physique bombard construction and driverless ride systems safeguard tip quality.

As was a box for a prior model, prolongation follows an elaborate prolongation process. In cycle times of about 30 mins and with adult to 400 rarely competent employees, a R8 is combined in rarely accurate craftsmanship. Following completion, any R8 is subjected to a despotic peculiarity acceptance routine on a inner plant exam lane and an approximately one-hour exam expostulate on open roads. With a new R8 prolongation site, quattro GmbH – a high-performance auxiliary of AUDI AG – is serve enhancing a small-series expertise, so formulating a eventuality to comprehend ever some-more sparkling derivatives of a R8.

Electrified: Audi R8 e-tron
The second era of a Audi R8 forms a basement for dual some-more models. Audi has done vital engineering developments in a high-performance electric sports car, a R8 e-tron. The latest expansion of a automobile takes adult a multimaterial Audi Space Frame from a new series-production model.

The ancillary structure was extended by a CFRP rear-section procedure comprising a luggage compartment. The walls of a CFRP luggage dungeon good are corrugated. This way, in a eventuality of a rear-end collision, some-more appetite can be engrossed notwithstanding a reduced element weight.

Thanks to targeted modifications to a outdoor bombard and on a wheels, a Audi R8 e‑tron achieves an aerodynamic drag fellow (cd) value of 0.28. In terms of opening and range, a automobile enters wholly new dimensions.

The vast T-shaped battery is structurally integrated into a core hovel and behind a passenger dungeon – optimally positioned in a car. It supports a dynamics of a R8 e-tron with a low core of gravity. Audi produces a high-voltage battery itself, for a initial time formed on a newly grown lithium-ion record that was specifically recognised for a quite electric automobile drive. In comparison to a initial record platform, a battery ability has grown from 49 kWh to approximately 92 kWh. This swell was probable though changing a package.

The R8 e-tron achieves an electric operation of 450 kilometers (279.6 mi) instead of a prior 215 kilometers (133.6 mi) with an appetite firmness that has been increasing from 84 Wh/kg to 154 Wh/kg and some other modifications to a car. The electrically powered high-performance sports automobile has a Combined Charging System (CCS) on board, that allows charging with approach and swapping current. Using this system, it is probable to wholly assign a battery in significantly rebate than dual hours.

The appetite is now twice 170 kW and a extent torque twice 460 Nm (339.3 lb-ft). The R8 e-tron 2.0 accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 3.9 seconds on a approach to an electronically limited tip speed of 210 km/h (130.5 mph) or 250 km/h (155.3 mph). Intelligent appetite government and an electromechanical stop complement capacitate high appetite recuperation rates. Targeted torque vectoring – needs-based placement of appetite delivery between a behind wheels – ensures extent fortitude and dynamism.

Audi uses a electrical high-performance sports automobile essentially as a mobile high-tech laboratory. Accordingly, a commentary from a R8 e-tron assistance in formulating a automobile with a sedan character. Upon patron request, a R8 e-tron will be accessible for sequence in 2015 as an electrically powered sports automobile in autarchic hand-built quality.

New foe car: a Audi R8 LMS
Alongside a new R8 series-production model, a second-generation R8 LMS foe automobile is also creation a debut, with colleagues from motorsport and array prolongation operative in tighten peace as partial of a development. Both a series-production indication of a R8 and a R8 LMS have seen transparent increases in appetite and opening compared with a predecessor. Both cars have around 50 percent of a same parts.

The physique bombard of a rear-wheel-drive GT3 sports automobile is formed on a selectively reinforced multimaterial ASF. Engineers have supplemented this underline with a reserve cage. Its outdoor bombard consists especially of CO fiber reinforced plastics. The vehicle’s form capitulation weight is 1,225 kilograms (2,700.7 lb). The V10 engine is probably matching to a series-production engine and produces around 430 kW (approximately 585 hp), depending on a germane regulations and a restrictor required.

Sales of a new R8 LMS to patron teams worldwide will start with a 2016 season. This year, a new foe automobile will be put by a paces by a works group during general long-distance and scurry races, as good as being accessible to business as partial of a Audi pushing experience.

All technical information is preliminary.

Fuel expenditure of a models named above:

Audi R8:
Combined fuel expenditure in l/100 km: 12.4 – 11.8** (19.0 – 19.9 US mpg);
Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 289 – 275** (465.1 – 442.6 g/mi)

**The fuel expenditure and a CO2 emissions of a automobile change due to a choice of wheels and tires. They not usually count on a fit function of a fuel by a vehicle, though are also shabby by pushing duty and other non-technical factors.

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