Many people want to drive fast and push themselves to the limit, which often entails going to the dealership to buy a car that has sleek lines and can fly off a standing start. It pays to get wind of what’s on the horizon. In his February 26, 2015 article for Digital Trends, Ronan Glon featured one car you might want to hear about: Audi’s 2017 R8.
First hitting the streets in 2006, the R8 has been sold in multiple versions and specialty makes—no one can forget the R8 that Robert Downey Jr.’s character, Tony Stark, drove in the Iron Man movies. The versions that appeared at this year’s Geneva Motor Show are of an entirely new generation that bears watching when it goes on sale this May. Consult Pasadena car sales specialists like those working with Diviniti Auto Dealer right away for your choice of hot wheels.
If you want the R8 to churn out oodles of power, the 2017 model may have something for you. The vehicle will be powered by a V10 engine mated to a seven-speed S-tronic transmission—specifically, a standard model with 540 horsepower and 398 foot-pounds of torque, along with a V10Plus rated at 610HP/413 ft-lbs. The stock R8 can go zero to 62 mph in less than 3.5 seconds, while the V10Plus is 0.3 seconds faster.
Audi AG’s push towards electric automobiles through its e-Tron technology will also benefit the R8 as a second chance after the failure of a previous program in 2013. The 2017 R8 e-Tron is a limited-production unit that boasts 456HP, enabling a zero to 62 mph blast in 3.9 seconds. A newly-redesigned 92-kilowatt-hour battery gives it a range of 280 miles on a full charge of two hours.
The new R8 also has an assortment of features to help the driver. The vehicle has adapted the third-generation TT’s virtual cockpit system and added the start button and S-tronic shift controls to the steering wheel face. It will also have support for Google Earth and WiFi/LTE connectivity. The new R8 also has a new set of laser-projector high-beam headlights, which aids the main headlights in increasing the lighting distance on the road.
The R8 promises to be a fun car to drive, especially when you prepare for the new model with the assistance of Pasadena car sale experts like the team at Diviniti Auto Dealer. Are you ready to make that leap?
(Source: 2017 Audi R8 backs up its athletic looks with V10 power, electric e-tron drivetrain, Digital Trends)