RSS   Newsletter   Contact   Advertise with us
Post Online Media

Faster and hotter: Extensive update for Audi R8

Audi R8
Cars   A separate radiator controls the temperature of the engine oil

The volume-production model now follows after the world premiere of the R8 LMS GT3 at the 2018 Paris Motor Show.


Audi R8Apart from the sportier design, the Audi R8 Coupé and Spyder have more powerful engines. The models will go on sale in Europe in early 2019. Instant response, lightning-fast high-revving and a unique sound, the heart of the Audi R8 is its V10 naturally aspirated engine. It is available to customers in two output ratings. The almost identical drive technology of the V10 engine in the R8 LMS GT3 and R8 LMS GT4 is put to good use on the racetrack.

Audi R8The V10, which is produced at the engine plant in Győr, Hungary, is very compact. A separate radiator controls the temperature of the engine oil, which comes from a dry sump. This principle was adopted from motor racing and allows for an extremely low installation position of the engine, producing a low center of gravity. The pump module operates with multiple suction stages and assures proper lubrication under all conditions – including during lateral acceleration of around 1.5 G, which is possible in the R8. Both engines have a gasoline particulate filter.

Audi R8Modifications to the suspension provide even more stability and precision. The assistance has been retuned both with the optional dynamic steering and the electromechanical power steering: Steering response and the feedback from the road come across as even more precise across the entire range of speeds. Depending on the selected engine, the three additional programs dry, wet and snow are added to the well-known Audi drive select modes with the performance mode.

Audi R8They adapt the key dynamic parameters to the friction coefficient of the road. Thanks to the enhanced Electronic Stabilization Control (ESC), the top-of-the-line model brakes from 100 km/h (62.1 mph) to a standstill up to 1.5 meters (4.9 ft) earlier; the stopping distance from 200 km/h (124.3 mph) is up to five meters (16.4 ft) shorter. The honed character of the new R8 models also becomes clear visually. The Singleframe radiator grille has a wider, flatter line.

 

What to read next
POST Online Media Contact

 
 

POST Online Media does not use cookies to collect information about visitors.   OK, hide this message   Third party ads may be using cookies, you can see how here.