Wednesday, January 20, 2016

2017 Audi R8 V10 Starts At $164,150

The all-new 2017 Audi R8, the most powerful Audi production model ever, has a 540 horsepower 5.2-liter V10 model that starts at $164,150 (including the $1,250 destination charge) and a new 610 horsepower V10 plus, starting at $191,150 and mated to an updated seven-speed S tronic® dual-clutch transmission which integrates with the Audi drive select system. Available on the R8 for the first time, are comfort, auto, dynamic, and individual drive select modes and on R8 V10 plus models, an additional “performance mode” with dry, wet, and snow programming. The all-new R8 quattro® system delivers the majority of torque to the rear wheels and in certain driving conditions, sends up to 100 percent of all available torque to the front axle. The new multi-material construction has the V10 plus weighing 88 pounds less compared to the previous generation and the V10 weighing 143 pounds less, with 40 percent greater rigidity.