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Second generation 2016 Audi R8 Debuts with the aim of improving the first generation
Second generation 2016 Audi R8 Debuts with the aim of improving the first generation

Like most of the launches, the Audi 8 of second generation was meticulously orchestrated to end up in a spectacular reveal in the auto-show.  We had seen the teaser videos, rode the prototype but Twitter and Instagram posts utterly spoiled the Audi’s plans for the launch.  We are quite happy with the leakage as we would be able to tell you more about the stunning second generation Audi before it is debuted. 

For the designing of the new model, Audi began with the first-generation R8 platform and modified it into the Modular Sports System (MSS) modern platform. It also shares the chassis of the Lamborghini Huracan, and that has been changed a little for more room and comfort. About 100 pounds have been shaved from the earlier model.

Light weight aluminum space frame is the backbone of the R8, and other segments such as the central tunnel, B-pillars and rear firewall fabricated with carbon-fiber composite. The R8 with its 174.0 inch length, 76.4 inches width, and 48.8 inches heights attains dramatic proportions, and it is lower, shorter and wider.  Up front, it has the luggage trunk, and there is also room at the back of the front seats to stuff your golf bag. 

Engineering of the R8 has been done for increased on-track performance and as a proof to such aims, the vehicles for the first time comes with a factory fitted hard-core performance tires. The tires are standard kit, and they measure 245/35 and 2958/35 for the front and rear respectively. The exclusive front-differential with water cooling is not fitted in the Lamborghini Huracan, but the R8, and you can also order the electromechanical power steering with variable-ratio operation.  You can also get the optional magnetic rid suspension for the R8. Virtual cockpit of the Audi is given to the R8 like in the TT, but this one is more refined.

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