2015 Audi R8 Review, Price and Specs

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2015 Audi R8 Review, Price and Specs – Welcome to Newcarsuv.com, we will provide the latest information about the Audi R8 Concept. 2015 Audi R8 changes is one brand new car from Audi that was released in 2015. We will also review about the price, interior, exterior and engine of the 2015 Audi R8 Release Date.

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Now, the 2015 Audi R8 is the halo product from the brand–a mid-engine supercar unlike anything else in the brand’s otherwise family-centric lineup. For 2015, it’s offered with a few new exterior colors, a quilted headliner, and new optional sport exhaust for V-10 models.

Some exotic cars look amazing for a year or two, then appear as caricatures of themselves, pinned to a bygone era. That’s not the case with the enduringly appealing Audi R8. Even eight years past the original debut, the 2015 R8 still rubberizes necks and inspires breathless social media posts. And from behind the wheel, it still cashes the check written by those daring looks. Think of the R8 as almost everything that Audi does well all-wheel drive, smooth and powerful engines, benchmark interiors distilled into one potent pill.

The R8 has some genuine Italian ancestry, sharing certain structural and mechanical elements with the dearly departed Lamborghini Gallardo, and those supercar genes are readily apparent as soon as you hit the open road. Boasting aluminum-intensive construction, with the engine located amidships and the all-wheel-drive system biased toward the rear, the R8 provides the kind of telepathic responsiveness one would expect from a smaller, more elemental sports car. Power flows from a high-revving V8 or V10, the latter sourced from Lamborghini, and the standard transmission is a throwback exposed-gate six-speed manual. For those who want the convenience of an automatic, the dual-clutch automated manual known as S tronic provides lightning-quick, perfectly executed shifts on demand (and better fuel economy to boot).

The entry R8 is still a 420-horsepower, 4.2-liter V-8-powered Coupe, paired with a convertible, or Spyder. The 525-horsepower, 5.2-liter V-10 Coupe and Spyder likewise carry into 2015. All 2015 R8s share updated appearance and interior features, mostly minor tweaks, but collectively, a visible refinement of design.

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2015 Audi R8 Price

Pricing for the new 2015 Audi R8 has been set at $115,900–$173,500 based on current exchange rates. If there are changes on the 2015 Audi R8 we will notify you as soon as possible, so keep follow our blog Newcarsuv.Com.

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2015 Audi R8 Interior

The 2015 Audi R8 is a two-seat midengine exotic supercar available in Coupe and Spyder (convertible) body styles. The Spyder models are equipped similarly to their Coupe counterparts, but they add a power-operated soft top and a retractable rear window that doubles as a wind deflector. There are three available trim levels: V8, V10 and the Coupe-only V10 Plus.

The basics are also covered, with standard power windows, locks, and mirrors; keyless entry; automatic climate control; portable music player interface for the audio system; SD storage slots; Bluetooth with a seatbelt-mounted microphone; a USB port; and SiriusXM satellite radio. The new V10 Plus skips the now-standard Bang & Olufsen sound system for weight savings, but it can be added back in as an option.

The standard sport seats are manual-adjust but supportive and comfortable; power-adjustable seats are available on V-8 models, and standard on V-10s. Also standard is a Bang & Olufsen sound system, navigation, and a leather-and-Alcantara-trimmed interior in a choice of colors.

The cabin in the Audi R8 is remarkably un-supercar-like. That isn’t to say it is bad. Far from it, in fact. It maintains an unpretentious demeanor, not out of place in a sports sedan. Creature comforts are slightly fewer, of course, but in general it is familiar, comfortable and a pleasing place to be for long expeditions.

Seats are well bolstered and, on the power-adjusted options, support can be adjusted electronically to meet every individual’s requirements. They are available framed in leather with Alcantara centers, or upholstered in full leather. Spyders even have treated leather to keep them cool in hot, sunny conditions. Headroom is good and a 6-foot plus driver would have little comfort issues in the R8.

Options on the V8 start with a DVD-based (yes, really) navigation system, an iPod interface (which deletes the CD changer) and a 12-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system. Extended premium leather trim is also available, optionally with diamond stitching and a faux-suede headliner (the latter is also a stand-alone option). A parking system adds front and rear parking sensors and a rearview camera. Red brake calipers can be specified unless you want the optional carbon-ceramic brakes, whose calipers only come in gray. The Black Optic package adds titanium-finish 19-inch wheels and blacked-out exterior details (including the exhaust tips). Various stand-alone aesthetic upgrades include matte-silver “sideblades” for the Coupe, carbon-fiber trim for the engine compartment, piano black interior inlays and contrast stitching.

Comfort and convenience items in the interior are typically coupe-minimal, but at the same time, more than merely adequate. Audi’s MMI navigation with real-time traffic, Bluetooth, and excellent audio cover the expected bases. The seats and space in the cabin will encourage you to enjoy the time you spend there. And though the cargo space is a bit limited, it’s still one of the most practical supercars or super sports cars around.

The R8 has a finely crafted cabin with top-notch materials. The lightweight seats are comfortable for long-distance travel, and the driving position suits a wide range of people not a given in this class. We like the center stack’s elegant swoop away from the driver, but this means that some controls require an inconvenient reach. Additionally, the navigation and audio controls are operated by a rather finicky dash-mounted MMI knob and a constellation of buttons located beneath the display screen. Compared with the electronics interface in a Porsche 911, for example, the R8’s is noticeably antiquated.

The 2015 Audi R8 hasn’t yet been crash-tested by the official agencies, but with Audi’s full design and specification of a modern safety suite, including dual-stage airbags, knee airbags, head and thorax airbags, stability control, rearview camera, and more to help reduce the effects of an impact.

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2015 Audi R8 Exterior

The 2015 Audi R8 has all the looks you could ever ask for especially if you’re not quite ready to commit to an Italian supercar. Updates for this year include a few new exterior colors, the addition of an optional quilted headliner, as well as red-painted calipers.

Inside, the R8 is at once no-nonsense and luxurious. For 2014, the R8’s interior has undergone an extensive fine tuning re-shaped gauge needles and subtle chrome or gloss black accents among many tweaks refining the cabin further. The low cowl and easily-located controls blend seamlessly, with fine, understated materials giving a sporty, refined finish. As you climb the performance ladder, unique elements like shift knobs, gauges, and door handles get more performance-minded in their design, matching their exteriors.

Even so, the 2015 Audi R8 shines brightly among exotic cars, including those that cost tens of thousands more. Whether you’re shopping it against the 2015 Porsche 911 with its umpteen different models, the stunning but less capable 2014 BMW i8 hybrid, or higher-end exotics such as the Ferrari 458 Italia, the Lamborghini Huracan and the 2015 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT, the R8 retains its relevance as dream car of the highest order.

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2015 Audi R8 Engine

The 2015 Audi R8 V8 is powered by a 4.2-liter V8 mounted behind the passenger compartment that sends 430 horsepower and 317 pound-feet of torque to all four wheels. A six-speed manual transmission with an exposed-gate metal shifter is standard, while a seven-speed dual-clutch automated manual, known as S tronic, is optional and includes steering-wheel-mounted shift paddles. In Edmunds performance testing, the R8 V8 Coupe with the six-speed manual went from zero to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds. EPA-estimated fuel economy for both body styles rings in at 14 mpg combined (11 city/20 highway) with the manual and 17 mpg combined (14/23) with S tronic.

New for last year is the V10 Plus model, which increases power from the 5.2-liter V-10 to 550 horsepower, improving Audi’s claimed 0-60 mph time to 3.5 seconds. Top speed is about 197 mph. In addition to the extra performance, Audi treats the V10 Plus to some weight loss, shaving 110 pounds from the standard R8 V10 Coupe, tipping the scales at 3,461 pounds just 22 pounds heavier than the base R8. That, along with the tuned suspension and quattro all-wheel drive, and in S Tronic-equipped models, Audi’s expert programming, the V10 Plus is truly capable, and fun, on track.

The Audi R8 is the sporty spearhead of the Audi lineup. Its beauty and handling prowess have been well documented, and subtle tweaks make the 2014 Audi R8 even better.

Audi named the R8 after its Le Mans-winning sports car, bringing the first road car R8 to the market in 2007. Originally only available with a 4.2-liter V8, in December 2008 Audi unveiled the 5.2-liter V10 model that was based on the Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 engine.

A six-speed manual is still available, of course, and Audi expects to sell a substantial number of them in spite of the dual-clutch’s upgrade to the previous automatic. Also carrying forward into the 2015 model year are the R8 and R8 V10 models, in both Coupe and Spyder form. The V-8 engine is lightly revamped, with R8 models getting a 10-horsepower boost to 430-horsepower from the 4.2-liter V-8. The V-10 engine carries forward with the same 525-horsepower rating from its 5.2-liter V-10 as last year.

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