09 Aug 2017 Audi R8 – Premium Sports Coupe with a Powerful V10 Engine
The 2017 Audi R8 is here with a new design and a superior performance. The R8 has always been a crowd favorite for the UAE car enthusiasts, thanks to the V10 engine that generates a roar that gets the hearts of the sports car enthusiasts and brings amazing speed that gets the hearts of these enthusiasts racing.
This is one of the best-selling sports car by the brand and this is why Audi has made this sports coupe better by adding a light weight body and a light weight chassis that makes it possible for the all-new 2017 Audi R8 to pounce down the roads at thrilling speed and make the people on the road want a second look.
The exterior of this car is redesigned and the interior has been further enhanced to become more luxurious. The interior is comfortable and fitted with exclusive materials and features that speak to the car enthusiasts all over the world.
The 2017 Audi R8 also comes in the exclusive edition in which the vehicle has a titanium black optic exterior with solar orange interior and exterior accents. This premium sports coupe comes with two powerful V10 engine options that bring varying levels of performance specifications and horsepower.
Even when it is cruising down the streets, this coupe looks simply stunning. It looks pretty even when it is standing still, the 2017 Audi R8 has everything that a sports car enthusiast will want in a sports car by a European brand such as Audi.
Here is a review of the latest 2017 Audi R8 with a look at its performance, design, price in the UAE and its new upgrades.
Performance of 2017 Audi R8
The performance of the 2017 Audi R8 is very thrilling and it goes without saying that this coupe brings a performance that this brand can be proud of. This coupe is built for speed and this is the reason why Audi has added a powerful V10 engine that bring high revving in a naturally aspirated engine.
The engine makes it possible for the driver to get a superior performance at all times. This is an all-wheel drive sports coupe that brings exceptional tractions that is made possible, thanks to the exclusive Quattro system. It is due to this system that 2017 Audi R8 brings its “A” game at all times.
In order to make it go faster, make it more agile and help it function better, the engineers and designers at Audi have given this sports coupe an advanced light weigh chassis made from carbon composite and aluminum. Because of these performance enhancing features, the 2017 Audi R8 has 40% greater agility when we compare it with the previous models in the series.
The vehicle has a V10 engine that is paired with an equally powerful 7-speed S-tronic dual clutch transmission. The 2017 Audi R8 has the top speed of 199mph and it can go from 0 to 60mph in just 3.5 seconds, which is pretty fast. Due to this, this sports coupe has a fuel efficiency of 12mpg in the city, 22mpg on the highway and a combined fuel efficiency of 17mpg.
The 2017 Audi R8 has a brilliant performance that is all thanks to the superior and robust V10 engine. The 2017 Audi R8 is fitted with a 5.2-litre V10 engine that can produce 540 horsepower and generate a torque of 398 lb-ft.
For the 2017 Audi R8 Plus, the engineers and designers at Audi have fitted with sports car with the same V10 engine, but this time, this engine can produce 610 horsepower and a torque of 413 lb-ft. This engine is paired with a 7-speed S-tronic dual clutch transmission and has the top speed of 205mph. the 2017 Audi R8 Plus can go from 0 to 60mph in just 3.2 seconds.
Design of 2017 Audi R8
The designers and the engineers at Audi have designed this sports car to steal the spotlight and demand the attention of everyone who lays an eye on this vehicle. The exterior is very aerodynamic, thanks to its angular lines and sharp edges. The interior, on the other hand, is very comfortable and luxuries so that the driver and the only passenger can truly enjoy this vehicle regardless of where it is driven.
The 2017 Audi R8 has a very luxurious interior that looks comfortable and exults the class of this German brand fully. Since this is a sports coupe, the interior is very driver focused yet at the same time, it has the amenities that makes it possible for this coupe to keep the passenger entertained.
The cockpit is designed around the driver so that the driver has everything within his easy reach. On the dashboard, you will find a 3-spoke leather wrapped, flat-bottomed steering wheel with the shift paddles behind it. The steering wheel is mounted on a manually adjustable steering column that will allow the driver to correct the height of the steering wheel according to his preferences.
To start with, the seats in the new R8 sports coupe is upholstered in fine Nappa leather so that the seats are very comfortable and make you feel like you are sitting on clouds. Both the driver’s seat and the passenger’s seat are 18-way power seats with 4-way lumbar support, pneumatic seat bottom and side bolster adjustments so that the driver and the passenger are both comfortable and enjoying the ride at all times.
The interior is also available with an optional leather package in which the center arm rests, door arm rests and almost every single surface in the cabin will be covered with high quality Nappa leather so that the interior looks very exquisite and high quality.
The designers at Audi have added the Monoposto cockpit design in the R8 to bring a sporty appeal to the cabin of this sports coupe. The driver will find illuminated aluminum door sill inlays, stainless steel pedals and black Alcantara headliner for a sporty appeal to the vehicle.
The addition of Automatic Climate Control makes it possible for the passenger and the driver to adjust the temperature according to their needs and make the ride even more comfortable and increase the quality of the ride as well.
For the exterior of the 2017 Audi R8, the coupe has been given a very exotic and sharp look so that it looks highly angular and retains its aerodynamic shape. It demands the attention of everyone on the road so that they want a second look.
Even though the exterior look very sharp, it still has plenty of smooth curves that are present on the front fascia so that the design looks more seamless and flawless. The stance of the 2017 Audi R8 is very commanding and wide that goes well with the overall look of the car.
We can still find the iconic Singleframe grille at the front of the sports coupe that is now given the Anthracite Grey matte finish. The grille so big that it covers most of the front fascia so that the 2017 Audi R8 looks intimidating and edgy.
Audi has retained some design elements from the previous R8, take the headlight style for example. We still have the full LED headlights that come with high beam assist. At the back of this sports coupe, the slightly altered LED taillights come with dynamic turn signals and fog lights so that the visibility of the driver is not altered in any way.
To make the design even more seamless, the side mirrors are encased in body-colored housing and come with power-adjustable, power-folding, heated and auto-diming functions. The air outlets at the rear and the air inlets at the front of the car have been widened and given the Anthracite black gloss finish for a better look.
To enhance the aerodynamics of the sports coupe, the engineers and designers at Audi have added an adaptive rear spoiler that will extend out when the sports coupe is moving at 75mph. Also at the back, you can find the twin-trapezoidal exhaust outlets that look great at the rear of the vehicle and also enhances the sports car sound it makes.
The 2017 Audi R8 is fitted with some of the best and advanced safety features so that the occupants are protected and the driver feels confident while driving this vehicle. Some of its highlighting safety features include:
- Electromechanical Parking Brake
- Integrated Front Seat Head Restraints
- Seat Belt Pretensioners
- Adaptive Force Limiters
- Anti-Theft Alarm System
- Direct Tyre Pressure Monitoring System
- Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
- Collision Brake Assist
- Traction Control
- Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
- Electronic Brake-Pressure Distribution (EBD)
- Brake Assist
- Power Central Locking System
The 2017 Audi R8 features a wide range of cutting-edge technologies that are standard to enhance the quality of this sports coupe and make it even more impressive. Some of its more extraordinary technological features include:
- Audi Virtual Cockpit with 12.3-Inch TFT Display
- MMI Touch with Handwriting Recognition
- Audi Connect System
- Voice Control
- Wifi Hotspot For Up To 8 Devices
- Bang & Olufsen Sound System With 13 Speakers
- Audi Drive Select
- Rain And Light Sensor
Price of 2017 Audi R8 in the UAE
The 2017 Audi R8 is one of those sports coupes that are already available in the UAE with both of its engine options. Its base price is AED 549,000, however, the price can go as high as AED 680,000 when you take up optional packages and features.
This is an expensive vehicle that won the award for 2016 World Car Awards for World Performance Car so any money you spend on it will be worth it. It is a luxury sports coupe so you will be getting what you paid for and a lot more by this diverse and dynamic vehicle.
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