2017 Audi R8 Release Date, News and Rumors

2017 Audi R8 Review

For 2017, the new Audi R8 offers lots of reasons why it should be on every exotic sports car enthusiast’s priority list. Some features and technologies that undoubtedly make it a top pick for a high-end sports car include an awesome acceleration, an easy-to-drive character, an innovative infotainment system, an exquisitely trimmed cabin, and stylish design. The Audi R8 release date should be expected sometime mid-or late this year (2016) as a 2017 year model.

2017 Audi R8 blue color, alloy wheels

There are so many features and technologies the redesigned R8 comes equipped with. The exterior looks elegant, the interior stylish and bespoke, and the performance simply exhilarating. Yet, it isn’t the only vehicle that has undergone a full redesign. There are awful lots of similar vehicles in the same segment that have received major redesigned and refreshments. But even so, the new Audi R8 2017 stands out thanks to its Hollywood cool demeanor, a boatload of contemporary technologies, and a comfort and luxury laden interior.

2017 Audi R8front view, grille and headlights

The 2017 Audi R8 Interior makes use of cutting edge technology and design. Gone are the first-generation’s cabin layout and features that had become dated. The driver-centric gauge cluster is filled by the company’s high-resolution 12.3” touchscreen display termed “Virtual Cockpit,” that dynamically resizes both the tachometer and speedometer to render infotainment functions in between them.

2017 Audi R8 front angle, taillights and tailpipe

Another notable aspect about the dashboard is that it’s uncluttered and well-laid out just like the layout used on the Audi TT. Also, the Audi R8 2017 borrows Ferrari designs in terms of driving mode selection and ignition buttons layout.

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2017 Audi R8 side angle, exterior, alloy wheels

If you’re one among the few people shopping for a sports car in this price, we envy the options before you. The 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 is one true performance bargain for anyone who envies the sound and fury of a supercharged V8. For 2017, you could also check the perennial leader of this segment – the 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo. It has seen incremental improvements on various facets of its performance during its run, and promises an exhilarating performance.

2017 Audi R8 exterior, red color, grille

The 2017 Jaguar F-Type SVR coupe is another option that churns out an impressive 575 horsepower and offers one of the finest cabins ever built by the Jaguar marque. The other choice you’re probably left with is the 2017 Acura NSX. It is more refined for 2017 and, in addition to the Honda/Acura practicability and reliability, offers a breath-taking performance courtesy of the 575 horsepower churned out by its drivetrain.

2017 Audi R8 exterior, red color, rear view, taillights

Ostensibly, choices here are tantalizing, but the Audi R8 2017 makes a strong case for a consideration nonetheless.

2017 Audi R8 Trims

2017 Audi R8 V10, auto show, front view, alloy wheels, headlights and grille

Two trims are offered for the two-seat mid-engine 2017 Audi R8: V10 and V10 Plus. 2017 Audi R8 LMS race car shares a lot more with the regular R8, however, it comes with spruced up specs and refinement. Its review is however offered separately.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 8 ft. 8.3 in. (104.3 in.)
Length: 14 ft. 6.3 in. (174.3 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 4.4 in. (76.4 in.)
Passenger volume: N/A
Cargo volume: 8.0 ft³
Curb weight: 3664 lb
Top Speed: 205 mph
0-60: 3,2 sec
MPG: 14/22 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Akoya Silver Metallic – Audi Exclusive, Alpine Green Pearlcoat – Audi Exclusive, Amalfi White – Audi Exclusive, Amethyst Grey Metallic – Audi Exclusive, Andora Red Pearl Effect – Audi Exclusive, Ara Blue Crystal Effect, Arrow Grey Metallic – Audi Exclusive, Aurora Blue Pearl Effect – Audi Exclusive…
Towing Capacity: N/A

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2017 Audi R8 Interior Changes & Exterior Redesign

2017 Audi R8 front view, blue color, headlights and grille

Some of the exterior 2017 Audi R8 colors include Amalfi White, Camouflage Green Metallic, Vegas Yellow, Akoya Silver Metallic, Ara Blue Crystal Effect, Tango Red Metallic, Toucan Yellow, Suzuka Grey Metallic, and Dakar Beige Metallic. Some changes should be expected on its release date.

2017 Audi R8 front angle, taillights and tailpipe

Accessories offered for the 2017 Audi R8 V10 include front and rear parking cameras, nineteen-inch wheels, eighteen-way power seats, adaptive magnetic-ride suspension dampers, a manual tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, a synthetic suede headliner, a navigation system, automatic dual-zone climate control, heated and power-folding mirrors, voice controls, a 12.3” instrument cluster, a 13-speaker audio system, and Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity.

2017 Audi R8 interior, steering wheel, gear shift knob, lcd screen

Upgrading to the 2017 Audi R8 V10 Plus adds you a smaller fuel tank, carbon fiber exterior trim package, carbon ceramic brakes, sport exhaust, partial power sports seats, and a sport suspension system.

2017 Audi R8 interior, leather seats

2017 Audi R8 V10 Specs For The Engine

Under the hood of both the 2017 Audi R8 V10 and V10 Plus is a 5.2L V10 engine rated at 540 horsepower and 398 lbs. ft. of torque with the V10 model and 610 hp and 413 pounds-ft. of torque with the V10 Plus model.

The 2017 Audi R8 V10 Plus 0-60 takes a blistering 3.2 seconds, and 3.5 seconds with the R8 V10.

2017 Audi R8 engine view

Unfortunately, EPA hasn’t released the fuel consumption ratings yet, but we expect better ones relative to the previous model.

The 2017 Audi R8 V10 top speed, according to Audi, is estimated at 200 mph.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 8 ft. 8.3 in. (104.3 in.)
Length: 14 ft. 6.3 in. (174.3 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 4.4 in. (76.4 in.)
Passenger volume: N/A
Cargo volume: 8.0 ft³
Curb weight: 3664 lb
Top Speed: 205 mph
0-60: 2,7 sec
MPG: 14/22 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Akoya Silver Metallic – Audi Exclusive, Alpine Green Pearlcoat – Audi Exclusive, Amalfi White – Audi Exclusive, Amethyst Grey Metallic – Audi Exclusive, Andora Red Pearl Effect – Audi Exclusive, Ara Blue Crystal Effect, Arrow Grey Metallic – Audi Exclusive, Aurora Blue Pearl Effect – Audi Exclusive…
Towing Capacity: N/A

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2017 Audi R8 Release Date & Price

According to various rumors, the new model should be expected to go for sale in dealerships sometime mid-or late this year (2016).

2017 Audi R8 release date

The 2017 Audi R8 V10 Plus price starts from an MSRP of $189,900.

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2017 Audi R8 front angle, headlights and grille

2017 Audi R8 Coupe red color, rear view, exterior, taillights and alloy wheels

2017 Audi R8 side view, red color, alloy wheels

2017 Audi R8 spy shots, side view

2017 Audi R8 auto show, orange color, front view, headlights and alloy wheels

2017 Audi R8 side view, blue color

2017 Audi R8 white color, exterior

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