The Beautiful Audi R8 Delivers Everything You Could Possibly Want in a Sports Car
For 2017 the Audi R8 comes as a coupe or a convertible. It is a standard four-wheel drive, but a rear wheel drive model will be available on the 2018 R8. The seven-speed automatic is also standard. This, marvelous to drive Audi R8 with twenty-inch forged aluminum wheels comes powered by a 5.2 Litre 540 horsepower V10 engine. The V10 Plus coupe makes a quick 610 horsepower. Fuel efficiency is rated at 11.2-16.5 L/100 km. The steering is precise, the braking good and the sounds from the engine are great.
You can fine tune the R8 through the Drive Select System. With Comfort mode, the steering is on the light side and should you want a quick acceleration you will have to put your foot down hard on the gas pedal because as the name suggests, it's a comfortable traveling mode. On the other hand, when using Auto mode you really experience a good balance as well as a quick response. This is achieved by automatically raising shift points and serving up throttle-blipped downshifts during braking and then soon relaxing. Dynamic Mode is a smooth ride but tends to accelerate the rev range by locking out the upper gears at freeway speeds.
Auto mode, we found, offered the best overall balance - it's a quick study, too, responding to just a few aggressive driving moves by automatically raising shift points and serving up throttle-blipped downshifts during braking, then relaxing soon after the driver does.
The Posh Plush Interior
The stunning looking interior of lipstick-red leather that matches the colour of the taillamps and red-painted brake callipers features a 12.3-inch configurable display instead of the usual traditional gauges. As well, the Audi R8 is equipped with 4G LTE connectivity Wi-Fi hotspot capability and thirteen speakers Bang & Olufsen Audi system. The eighteen-way adjustable sports seats come with a diamond-pattern quilting, and carbon-fiber accents extend the superior ambiance the R8 offers.
The R8 has Kept its Styling
There have not been many changes made to the current Audi R8 models since its inception. A few styling fundamentals have been added such as the front-end graphic to the metallic windshield surround, and fuel door to the air extractors over the engine. The geometric lighting units, as well as angular grille openings at the front and rear of the car, now give it a more sterile appearance. The colour is in clinical white for the exterior and a black convertible top.