The platform used by the 2018 Audi R8 is almost similar to the newer smaller Lamborghini. This translates into meaning that it will most probably be bigger and longer as well as compared to the current generation of the R8. The drivetrain used which is also expected to match that of the Lamborghini will mean that the car will definitely be easy to drive around.
The chassis is among the parts that will differentiate between an Audi R8 and a Lamborghini since Audi uses an aluminium carbon fibre mixture monocoque which weighs an incredibly 100 pounds heavier compared to the Lamborghini but when it comes to being stiff it is 10 to 15 percent more.
2018 Audi R8 Engine
In terms of the engine of the 2018 Audi R8, it will use different engines designed to ensure all customers are satisfied according to individual tastes. The base model will get a 3L turbocharged twin V6 engine that compares closely to that of the S4 but the power makes the difference as the R8 scores better with a 350HP and 360lb-ft of torque.
In the premium range we expect a two petrol engine, the 1st should be a 4.2L V8 while the other one will have a 5.2L V10 powertrain. The V10 should compare very closely with the new Lamborghini and is expected to provide a range of 580-610HP.
2018 Audi R8 specs
The models of the 2018 Audi R8 will be different for obvious reasons with one being electric and will utilize four electric motors in order to provide the 500HP and approximately up to 700lb-ft of torque and these should be able to power the electric car to more than 200 miles. With these results then the competition will be narrowed down to the new AMG Green SLS new generation car. On the other hand will be diesel engines with the smaller one being a 4.2L twin turbocharged V8 and churning out an approximately 335HP and in excess of 550lb-ft of torque.
While the bigger engine that is 5L V10 will produce anywhere in the range of 400-420HP and almost 700lb-ft of torque. The transmission available for the models is expectedly a 7 speed power dual clutch that will transmit power in form of Quattro all-wheel drive system to all the four wheels.
2018 Audi R8 interior and exterior designs
In terms of the exterior of the marvellously created 2018 Audi R8, it will combine the inspirational designs of the RS6 and new A7. These in Layman’s language means that it will incorporate both a luxury car and a super car and this should undoubtedly be pleasing to anyone. Our spy photos reveal that the car will come with usual assortment of Audi interiors while still incorporating some extra goodies like wireless internet and satellite assisted radar parking.
When we cross over outside to the exterior design which undoubtedly reflects the sporty powerful resemblance of the model which is known for visually distinguishing features and safety in terms of standard LED headlights for a clearer extended vision and brightness. Also Audi has also provided an option for the high beam laser spot. The wheels will be the standard 19” wheels and upon a request Audi is also making available 20” wheels at least for the first time. The frame structure of the new 2018 Audi R8 is extremely light and rigid while being extremely comfortable.
2018 Audi R8 Price and Release date
Its price is still a mystery to the public but expecting roughly almost 10,000 dollars shouldn’t come as a surprise and which is actually cheaper when you compare it to the current generation models. The release date should hover around the last four months of the year (2015).