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The All-New Audi R8 Heads For Geneva

The second generation Audi R8 supercar has been newly developed from the ground up – it is more taut, more striking and more focused both on the racetrack and on the road.

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At this week’s the Geneva Motor Show, second generation of high-performance Audi R8 sports car.

The mid-mounted V10 and newly developed quattro all-wheel-drive system ensure breathtaking performance, especially in the top-of-the-range version with 610 hp, which not only powers to 100 km/h from rest more rapidly than any series production Audi in history but is also the first to be capable of officially pushing beyond 200 mph.

The R8 has been newly developed from the ground up – it is more taut, more striking and more focused both on the racetrack and on the road.

Key contributions to the marked improvements over its critically acclaimed predecessor are made by the high-revving mid-mounted engine with significantly enhanced performance, the architecture with its even greater emphasis on lightweight construction principles and the advanced chassis with quattro drive system and fully variable torque control.

The 5.2-litre, 10-cylinder FSI engine at the heart of the new R8 is available in two versions: one with 540 hp and another producing 610 hp.

The range-topping model accelerates in a mere 3.2 seconds from rest to 100 km/h and keeps going to its maximum speed of 205 mph. The sound of the naturally aspirated V10 engine, whose maximum torque is available at 6,500 rpm, has become even fuller and sharper.

A seven-speed S tronic transmission and a newly developed quattro drive system transmit the power to the road.

The distribution of the drive torque is highly adaptable to prevailing driving conditions – in extreme cases, 100 percent of the torque can be transmitted to the front or rear axle.

The new performance mode in the Audi drive select dynamic handling system enables adaptation of the most important ride dynamics parameters to the friction coefficient of the road.

Source: Audi

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