New Audi R8 V10 Efficiency RWD revealed with upgraded 562bhp V10 engine
The brand new base-level R8 is now referred to as the V10 Efficiency RWD, and comes with a 29bhp enhance to its 5.2-litre V10 engine leading to a 562bhp peak energy determine, with torque marginally up at 405lb ft (+7lb ft). These increased figures don’t enhance the R8’s 0-62mph time which is as earlier than at 3.7sec, however the high velocity has jumped from 199mph to 204mph.
With out entrance driveshafts, the RWD weighs-in at a kerb weight of 1590kg in coupe and 1695kg in Spyder types, making it 110kg heavier than an equal Porsche 911 Carrera, though the Porsche’s far smaller engine accounts for lots of the distinction.
Audi has supplemented these modifications to the RWD’s chassis with the choice of the dynamic steering system from increased spec Quattro fashions, in addition to giving the traction management system a brand new Sport driving mode that permits a sure diploma of slip to be held earlier than reining issues in if the angles will get a bit a lot.
The RWD’s ‘waved’ metal brake discs and six-piston calipers stay as earlier than, so too the 19-inch twin-spoke wheel design and body-coloured aspect consumption covers, however UK patrons can even have the choice of a second Version specification, constructing on the usual gear with 20-inch wheels, Nappa leather-based seats, carbonfibre sideblades and a Bang & Olufsen sound system.
This mannequin joins the present V10 Efficiency Carbon Version, which stays on the top quality which retains its 612bhp engine variant and three.1sec 0-62mph time.
Each fashions can be found to order now, with costs for the brand new RWD mannequin beginning at £126,885 for the coupe and £135,575 for the Spyder. These costs symbolize a near-£10,000 enhance on the earlier RWD mannequin, however see the brand new automobile take the place of the earlier V10 Quattro mannequin within the vary, albeit with two pushed wheels.