Do you want to have fun driving around in a James Bond-like fashion? If so, then the 2018 Audi R8 should be your best choice; it sits on top of many luxury car rankings with a powerful engine as well as a thrilling handling. The Audi R8 is beautiful to behold and easy to live with. It started life as a Lamborghini Gallardo back in the day before transforming to its new Spyder case razzle-dazzle. It has a lipstick-red interior design that resembles the color of taillamps or red-painted brake calipers. The entry-level Audi has a starting price of $164,000. The R9 Spyder has the same performance with a starting price just over $177,000, while the V10 plus price starts at $194,000.
What's new in the 2018 Audi R8?
The second generation of Audi performed in public for the first time in 2016 with a wide-ranging styling jerk, improved interior technology, more power and an absolute new platform. The 2018 Audi R8 Spyder has a V8 engine that shares a common structure and bodywork with the 2018 R8 V10 coupe, though it modifies the supercar silhouette with a soft folding top. The 2018 Audi R8 comes standard with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and is now available with laser LED front lights. A brand new Black Optics bundle offers Mythos black side blades, Titanium black exterior trim, 20-inch alloy wheels and sleek back exhaust tips.
What's under the hood of the 2018 Audi R8?
The 2018 Audi R8 has a 5.2 V10 paired with a seven-speed double clutch automatic gearbox. Also, the powertrain combination is available. The R8 V10 offers 540 horses and a 398 lb-ft pulling power while the R8 Spyder V10 plus offers 610 horsepower and 413 lb-ft pull power. The EPA fuel economy ratings are at 14/22 mile per gauge in the city/highway respectively for all levels.
What are the features of the 2018 Audi R8?
Among these spectacular features include the full Led lights, heated-adjustable power seats, virtual cockpit tool cluster, Nappa leather upholstery, an MMI interface feature with navigation, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, a keyless start, 19-inch alloy wheels, Audi drive select, a Bang and Olufsen steering audio system that's optional on the R8 V10 plus. Among the optional features include 20-inch alloy wheels, a dynamic steering system, a full leather interior and a contrast stitching for the seats. Audi R8 also allows a complete exterior color customization although it comes at an extra charge.
What are the safety features of the 2018 Audi R8?
The 2018 Audi R8 is yet to be crash tested by the NHTSA or the IIHS. Some of the Audi R8 Safety features include the four wheels ABS, driver, passenger airbags in the front and rear of the head, sides , brake assist, Electronic stability control, auto-on headlights, daytime running lights, child safety lock, night vision, a rollover protection system, traction control, blind spot monitor, lane keeping assist, lane departure warning, cross-lane traffic alert among others.
How is the performance of the 2018 Audi R8 model?
The V10 engine comes in many models. The entry-level trim produces 540 hp and 610 in V plus models. All the Audi R8 trims have a top speed of at least 199 mph and go from zero to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds or even less. This model has enough acceleration and power. Audi R8 is very athletic on the road with a very accurate steering that helps to navigate winding roads. It has a sport-modified suspension, and other R8s have an adjustable suspension with different settings.