Geneva 2015: Audi R8 Revealed

Derek Kreindler
by Derek Kreindler
geneva 2015 audi r8 revealed

The 2016 Audi R8 will feature two V10 engines, but there will also be an electric version as well.

The “base” V10 will produce 540 horsepower and 398 lb-ft, while the V10 Plus will pump out 610 horsepower and 413 lb-ft of torque. Both powertrains will be mated to a 7-speed dual clutch transmission and all-wheel drive.

The R8 e-tron will also debut in concept form, with a range of 280 miles, while producing 456 horsepower and 679 lb-ft of torque from its all electric drivetrain. The Audi-made lithium-ion battery pack is integrated into the center tunnel in a T-shape, ala the Chevrolet Volt. The new R8 will debut next week at the Geneva Auto Show.

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  • Akatsuki Akatsuki on Feb 27, 2015

    I'll agree that the changed aren't nearly enough in what is essentially a vanity market. And from a styling perspective the unique side blades are gone making it even less interesting.

  • Ctg Ctg on Feb 27, 2015

    Dual clutch only is a bummer. I think this was the last new car you could buy with a gated manual. That makes me sad.

  • ToolGuy Here is an interesting graphic, if you're into that sort of thing.
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  • Namesakeone Actually, per the IIHS ratings, "Acceptable" is second best, not second worst. The ratings are "Good," "Acceptable," "Marginal" and "Poor."
  • Inside Looking Out "And safety was enhanced generally via new reversing lamps and turn signals fitted as standard equipment."Did not get it, turn signals were optional in 1954?
  • Lorenzo As long as Grenadier is just a name, and it doesn't actually grenade like Chrysler UltraDrive transmissions. Still, how big is the market for grossly overpriced vehicles? A name like INEOS doesn't have the snobbobile cachet yet. The bulk of the auto market is people who need a reliable, economical car to get to work, and they're not going to pay these prices.