The top-of-the-range R8 V10 plus sports a 602-horsepower engine, 0-60 mph time of just 3.1 seconds and a 206 mph top speed. The high-performance sports car makes its debut in Geneva next week.
The V10 mid-engine and a newly developed quattro drive ensure better driving performance than its predecessor, especially in the top-of-the-range version with 602 hp.
Audi says that the second-generation R8 has been newly developed from the ground up - it is more taut and more striking both on the race track and on the road.
"Motorsport is in Audi's genes, it has always been a permanent feature of our brand's character," says Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, Board Member for Technical Development at Audi. "With the new Audi R8, our engineers are bringing accumulated racing expertise from the race track onto the road. No other model of ours evokes more dynamic emotion. The new R8 V10 plus is therefore the most powerful and fastest series-production Audi of all time."
Thanks to the close cooperation between racing engineers, racing drivers and developers, the Audi R8 has seen a clear performance increase, according to the German car maker - this benefits both the series production car and the R8 LMS race car.
Sales of the new Audi R8 start in summer 2015 across Europe.
Audi R8 V10 plus' Flat, Wide, Muscular Design
The design of the 2016 R8 V10 plus reflects the powerful sporty character of the R8. A visual distinguishing feature which also provides enhanced safety comes in the form of the standard LED headlights. For an extended field of vision and more brightness, Audi offers the laser spot for the high beam as an option - complemented by the dynamic turn signals at the front.
Inside: Digital Display, Race Car Impression
In the new Audi virtual cockpit, the displays are digital. The most important controls are grouped together in button clusters on the steering wheel, also known as satellites. In the interior, the driver has the feeling of sitting in a race car. The air conditioning controls emphasize the simplicity of the control panel with its floating effect. MMI navigation plus with MMI touch is standard.