2016 Audi R8 Sneak Preview

Radovan Varicak
#Audi, #R8

When: 2015
Why: Because Porsche will never do a diesel 911.

The Audi R8 made its debut back in 2007, and Audi’s first-ever supercar vaulted the already hot brand to a higher plane of performance and prestige. Deciding on a follow-up has not been easy, though, and the new R8 has been a long time coming. Early in the gestation process, the second-generation of the mid-engine two-seater was to be lighter, more compact, and powered exclusively by a pair of five-cylinder engines. The next plan put the emphasis on bigger volumes and lower prices and prescribed a brace of twin-turbo V-6s as mainstay engines. Both projects were shot down before they could see the light of day.

Audi chose handsome and familiar styling over a radical redesign for its groundbreaking supercar.

Instead of a radical rethink, the new Audi R8 hews closely to the established formula. As such, it continues to sit uncomfortably close to its Lamborghini sister model, the newly released Lamborghini Huracán. The two cars share the same architecture, known internally as MSS (modular sports car system), which boasts a materials mix of aluminum and carbon fiber, an uprated control-arm suspension, and such new options as dynamic steering and laser-beam matrix headlights. Unfortunately, the gated six-speed manual bites the dust in favor of the seven-speed S tronic.

Again, we’ll find V-8 and V-10 engines motivating the Audi R8, although the V-8 is new, replacing the current 4.2-liter. Specifically, expect the 2016 Audi R8 to offer the following: a 4.0-liter V-8 twin-turbo making 460 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque, a 5.2-liter normally aspirated V-10 good for 540 hp and 398 lb-ft, and a 600-hp version of the ten-cylinder with 413 lb-ft in the V-10 Plus. The latter will not be available in the Audi R8 Spyder, which joins the party in early 2016. The on-again, off-again all-electric Audi R8 eTron is part of the program and promises a range of 300 miles. Also in the works, for 2017, is a Ferdinand Piëch pet project, the Audi R8 TDI. It could use either an increased horsepower version of the current 4.0-liter turbo-diesel V-8 or an even more exotic 5.0-liter V-10 TDI, which Audi is developing for Bentley.

Mike Hoffman
Speedway auto loan
Mark Motors of Ottawa - Audi
So sleek
Cara Wylie
Luke Corton
Nitesh Vasani
2016 Audi R8...OMG!!!! Just look at the look....like a beast...more agile and more powerful AUDI...http://www.worldofautomobile.com/aston-martin-car-wallpapers
John Shea
Never say never! Porsche were NEVER going to do a diesel anything...until the Cayenne, and then the Panamera, and then...
But why '...a 4.0-liter V-8 twin-turbo making 460 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque...' when Audi already have a 4.0-liter V-8 twin-turbo making 550 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque, which would also render the V10 redundant, not to mention the big diesels which are among the heaviest car engines made in Europe and are not that much more economical than the twin-turbo V8 petrol engines?
Goodbye fugly side blades. Hello, beautiful.
Heck yes bring the TDI.
John Krzeminski
Looks too much like the current model. Never liked the R8... it's pretty much just a de-tuned Lamborghini Gallardo/Huracan.
Devdatt Parmar
Awsm bt slide blades its pointless. very cool, over all compact. Its better than the GaLlaRdO
Tsang Sum Kin
Diesel R8?? Really???
Stephen Clark
What no side blade? No!
Sunil Kumar
Big-Rig Stig
I'll need a side and rear view before I'm sure.. but I think I have a new favorite dream car.
Alvaro Mendez
It looks awesome. I'm glad they're finally getting rid of the ugly side blades.
Joshua Tatnall
The new TDI version to me is completely pointless. Why would they make a slower diesel version of an extremely fast car?
Alexander Stewart
More lambo like
Guy Morgan
Looks the same very outdated now
Michael Emond
Billy St-jean
Noah Wou
I know, thank you!
Nicolas Briere
Looks like your design
Noah Wou
Nicolas Briere I would like it to look like this
Phillip Morris
Daniel Tarutin
Josh Henson
Yawn... C'mon man!
Alber Toretto
So so, but actual curves kick asses!!
Eugen Ev
Ădgar Dvorschii
Eric Liu
Sonia Chen Vivian FanChiang Sean Lai
Clinton Lawrence
Andreas Herker
...not much of a surprise...
Looks a little too generic without that beautiful blade.  Front has hints of Jaguar F-Type, less the blocky Audi grille.  I'll take the F-type coupe.
Leonard Hanson
Wow that looks sexy!!! Can't wait to see that arbour dealership!!!
Judd Osborne
Diesel ?
Pascal Pilon
Martin Madore
James Brooks
What do you have in a nice rich dark blue metallic?
Chase Marcott
my graduation is coming up..... you know my favorite color.... orange.... can i have black rims tho?
Kari Lee McEntee
Chase Marcott you shouldn't have but since you did my favorite color is yellow! :) lol
Krishna Rajput
Surya De
Me like...though this is a rendering. Overall I like the compact shape. Sleek. Will be very cool to see what the end product will be. The Plus sounds like it will be a beast. Always liked the restrained look of the R8 better than the sister Gallardo.
Joseph Klopf
Looks tight! But they ditched the blade?? Isn't that one of the main things that set it apart and made it an R8
ShiMa Ji
Jose Juan Morales
Good cus the last one was ugly
Mangesh Rawanpalle
Rick Mente
No manual, no sale...even if I could afford it.

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