The base-model R8 gives an output of 540 horsepower, and takes 0.3 seconds longer to speed up to 60mph compared to the R8 plus
Audi has recently unveiled its all-new Audi R8 powerful sports car. The German automaker has manufactured the R8 superbly; it is small but has enormous power. Even the least powerful version of the R8 will feature a dominating 5.2-liter V10.
Some of the automakers board members for development, including Audi Quattro head Heinz Peter Hollerweger, and Ulrich Hackenberg detailed the enormous power of the base-model Audi R8 turbocharger in a few words, calling it ‘a forced induction, and the entry-level supercar.’ The members called it an introduction level supercar meant to compete with other powerful cars like the Mercedes-AMG GT S, Porsche 911 Turbo, and McLaren 570 S. The top version of the automaker’s latest supercar is called the Audi R8 V10 Plus, and it has enough power to beat any supercar in a single sprint. If you put the pedal to the metal in the R8 plus it is capable of creating massive torque, thanks to the German fitted turbo engine. The Plus gives around 610 horses, and can go up to 60mph in just 3.2 seconds.
Dr. Hackenberg reported to have said: “It is inevitable that we will go to a turbocharged motor for it at some point. It would be in this model cycle, to give us a fuller range…It’s quite unique to build naturally aspirated engines today and our customers love it. It doesn’t mean we are not going to do a turbo, but naturally aspirated is here to stay as well.”
As reports state, the base-model R8 gives an output of 540 horsepower, and takes 0.3 seconds longer to speed up to 60mph compared to the R8 plus. However, both Audi’s feature a top speed of 200mph. Although, people who have driven the Plus state they can feel a slight increase in the speed of 205mph, which is not much of a difference at least here.
Both five-cylinder engines of the R8 models are built extra powerful, but light-weight, which is what provides the all-new R8 abundant thrust. “As a configuration, it’s got such a rich history with the Audi brand and there is no sound more ‘Audi’ than the five-cylinder motor in the RS3,” he said.
The German automaker has priced the base-model R8 at $180,000, whereas the R8 Plus costs around $205,000. As always, Audi again has targeted the R8 to those extreme racers.