Interesting about 2017 Audi R8 Coupe is that it shares 50% of its components with R8 Le Mans race car, and it is an almost exact copy of Lamborghini Huracán. Which means, that this vehicle should be considered as a proper supercar.
2017 Audi R8 Coupe Exterior Changes and Design
Initial look at 2017 Audi R8 Coupe design gives an impression that it is identical to previous versions of this model. Which is mostly true, except for subtle changes like: body is edgier than before, there are sharper lines on the trapezoidal front grille followed by distinctive air diffusors, while aero vents on side of the doors are divided into 2 sections for increased airflow. This 2017 Audi R8 Coupe will come with LED headlights as a standard.
The back of the 2017 Audi R8 Coupe houses many aero enhancements like side flaps on the rear window, rear spoiler, and large diffusors on the back which left barely enough place for taillights. Underneath is a double shotgun exhaust that is separated with bottom spoiler for increased downforce.
|2017 Audi R8 Coupe Dimensions||Inches|
|Curb weight (C/D Est)||3500-3550 lb.|
2017 Audi R8 Coupe Interior
Functional design and quality materials are something you become aware upon entering the passenger compartment. Dashboard of 2017 Audi R8 Coupe is represented by configurable screen. Data show on it can be switched among a conventional speedometer-and-tachometer combo, a performance readout such as g-meter, and Google satellite mapping. Audi calls this “Virtual Cockpit”.
Steering wheel features built-in hands free and Virtual Cockpit commands, but the most important detail is a Drive Select button. This knob allows person behind the wheel to choose between 4 driving modes: Comfort, Auto, Dynamic and Performance. The last option allows driver proper racing experience, with 3 different setups: Drive, Wet, Snow. These setups are available after pressing button depicting checkered flag, which comes as optional on V-10 and standard on the Plus edition.
Racing seats are holstered in leather, and stitched with red thread. Materials in the cabin include aluminum buttons, leather and carbon fiber parts.
2017 Audi R8 Coupe Engine & Specs
The 2017 Audi R8 Coupe engine is the standard V10 with 540 horsepower and the V10 Plus with 610 hp, both sharing the same 5.2-liter displacement and respectful 8700-rpm redline. Maximum torque is rate at 398 lb-ft and 413 lb-ft @ 6500 rpm, for V10 and V10 Plus respectfully. Transmission is 7-speed dual-clutch automatic with manual shifting mode. It takes somewhere around 3.2 sec for 2017 Audi R8 Coupe to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph. Top speed is over 200 MPH. Estimated fuel economy 14 MPG in city and 23 MPG on a highway.
2017 Audi R8 Coupe Price and Release date
Expected starting price is around $170,000 for base model, while release date is set for March 2017.