Audi to Release the Mother of All R8s
By Steve Hampton on July 13, 2018
The Audi R8 is an incredibly popular car worldwide. So much so that it would be hard to see any improvements that could be made. But, Audi have decided that they want to create a juggernaut version to take the range to another level.
Audi R8 Motorsport will appear similar to the R8 that you all know and love, other than some subtle cosmetic adjustments such as a large diffuser, large front splitter and side skirts. But, it will feature a vast array of performance upgrades. According to the manufacturer, it will be their “most capable and focused to date.” Along with a weight reduction and increased downforce, there will be improved cornering ability.
Although, it’s worth noting that the power will be the same as the R8 Plus, with 600-BHP. If we take a look at the figures… at 93-MPH the car will have 115-LBS of downforce, while at 205-MPH it will have 220-LBS, which is significantly more than the R8 Plus.
To trim the weight, Audi have used 20-inch lightweight wheels, lightweight three-way coil over suspension and ceramic bake discs. On the inside, you’ll find bucket seats with Fine Nappa leather, Audi Connect, MMI Navigation and the wonderful Audi Virtual Cockpit. In terms of price, you’re looking in the region of $234,000.
Only 44 will be sold, though, so you better act fast if you want to secure yourself one!