2018 Audi RS/R8 Release Date, Price, Specs

2018 Audi RS/R8

The 2018 Audi RS/R8 is expected to use a V6 engine, which is a departure from the current version of the Audi R8 which uses a V10 engine. Having extensively released diesel engines in their previous models, Schala may have just made a shift to the use of petrol for this new release. This may just be a perfect switch for the V6 engine coming with the 2018 Audi RS/R8. The R8 previous styling was more dominated towards cooling of the 5.2 liter V-10 engine with a horsepower of up to 602hp. The V6 engine for the 2018 model therefore means most of this styling has to be changed.

2018 Audi RS/R8

2018 Audi RS/R8 Interior

The interior design of the 2018 Audi RS/R8 is not expected to change much from the current R8 but you should expected a variation in the materials used. The equipment levels are also more likely to change. The steering wheel is expected to be slightly modified for a sharper driving experience. You can also have carbon ceramic rotors fro your breaks with this car. The car’s suspension system has also been lowered with the car’s stability controls also being made flexible to enable switching them on/off. The all wheel drive system doesn’t stop you from coaxing the car into a drift. A TFT screen display coming with the car features a central tachometer and can be used to view RS-specific graphics. Two other buttons have been included on the steering wheel for operation of the ignition and also for switching between driving modes. In fact, most operations of this car can be performed right from the steering wheel for the drivers comfort.

2018 Audi RS/R8

2018 Audi RS/R8 Engine

The 2018 Audi RS/R8 has all wheel drive, expected to come with a 3.0 liter V6 engine fitted within its chassis using the new RS4 technology. With its twin turbocharged motors, the expected horsepower is about 480hp. You should also expect an impressive performance, with Audi promising a 0 to 62 mph acceleration in less than four seconds. Various trim levels may still be available for your choice. They include V8 couple, V8 convertible, V10 couple, V10 convertible and the V10 plus couple. The V8 comes with a 4.2 liter engine with capacity of up to 317 lb-ft of torque and 430 horsepower. The V10 on the other hand comes with a 5.2 liter engine which has the capacity of up to 391 lb-ft of torque and 525 horsepower. The V10 plus with its 5.0 liter generates up to 398 lb-ft of torque and 550hp.

2018 Audi RS/R8 Exterior

The 2018 Audi RS/R8 front section comes with large air intakes for cooling purposes. It also has a fixed rear wing punctuated by two oval tail pipes. The car also has an abbreviated nose just like the other earlier releases. Its look is further enhanced with contrasting side blades highlighting the class engine cover for the spectacular R8 car. Some of the standard features that you should be looking forward to are 19 inch alloy wheels and LED lights.

2018 Audi RS/R8

2018 Audi RS/R8 Price

The car’s V6 experience means it will favorably compete with its rivals such as the Porsche 911. The expected price for the car is $60,000 with its release date set towards the end of 2017. The earliest car is therefore expected to hit the market in early 2018. The coupe model is expected to arrive first — with the convertible model taking another year or so to arrive on the market.

Just like the previous releases, the Audi RS/R8 remains a two seat car. Several color combos from red to yellow to blue are expected to hit the market. Other standard features like parking sensors, rear view camera, automated climatic controls, leather upholstery, Bluetooth connectivity, heated power seats and a sound system are also available. The availability of the cockpit system also means that Audi’s racing experience will just get better with this car’s arrival.

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