Redesigned for the 2017 model year, it seems like the upcoming 2018 Audi R8 will still carry the similar nature the ongoing model does. This means the more modern cockpit will still be the one to find inside the cabin, in addition to the more power to produce by its V10 engine. Meanwhile, this two-seat exotic sports car will still retain the easy-to-drive characteristic its old model is known for, making it a complete deal for a high-end sports car.
2018 Audi R8 Interior
The control layout inside the Audi R8 2018 thus will still feature the ergonomics in addition to the finer materials compared to its competitors. The Virtual Cockpit instrument cluster brilliant removes the clunky control knob mounted to the dashboard, grouping all functions for infotainment and driving in a hi-res screen installed in front of the driver. The new MMI control now can recognize inputs from fingertips and is located on the console found between seats, making it an awesome driver-centric tech. However, this also means that the passenger can only have a little ability to adjust or look at those functions.
The two seats design, however, isn’t as impressive as expected. For Audi R8 2018, the base 18-way power chairs are indeed both comfortable and supportive. However the standard racing seats in the Audi R8 V10 Plus lacks the power functions aside from height. Plus, it cannot recline. Hence, if you intend to drive the Audi R8 regularly to the racetrack, the seats may be one aspect to consider. But if you prefer the less aggressive Audi R8 V10 Plus, there’s the optional and more luxurious seat option to choose.
2018 Audi R8 Engine
Under the hood, the upcoming Audi R8 is most likely still powered by the same engine option. It is the 5.2L V10 engine mounted underneath the transparent engine cover behind the seats. For the base Audi R8 V10 model, the engine is rated at 540 horsepower and 398 lb.-ft. of torque. Meanwhile, the V10 Plus model boosts the total horsepower up to 610, in addition to 413 lb.-ft. of torque. The engine is available with the standard 7-speed manual and all-wheel drive configuration across the lineup. According to the 2017 model year, the company claims that the base R8 V10 can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph only in 3.5 seconds, while the higher model, the V10 Plus, sprints faster at 3.2 seconds.
2018 Audi R8 Price
Meanwhile, there’s still no official statement regarding when the 2018 version of Audi R8 will be released and how much its starting price is at. However, we can refer to the 2017 Audi A8, which starts at $164,150 or the V10 and $191,150 for the V10 Plus. The release date itself is most likely no later than the last quarter of 2017.
With its amazing handling and acceleration, impressively designed cabin, easy-to-drive nature, and innovative interface for infotainment system, the 2018 Audi R8 makes a truly attractive choice if you’re looking for an exotic sports car that can make your amazing everyday supercar.