Audi is gathering forces and is getting ready to finally take the wraps off of its long-awaited machine - 2016Audi R8. So far we managed to collect some pieces from the puzzle, put them together and envisioned the new model… Vaguely. A teaser image here, spy shots there urge people to try to get their hands on yet another detail about the car. Now, in order to make our blood pressure escalate, the carmaker is releasing… a video of a camouflaged R8 which is hitting the track.
What is the best way to calculate the capabilities of a brand-new supercar? By seeing it catapulting, ricocheting, drifting and flying around a racetrack of course! Audi works driver Frank Stippler took a prototype of this beast called Audi R8 for a ripping-the-air spin around Ascari. He pointed out that "the new car is a lot closer to the GT3 race car than ever before." And this is good news, isn't it?
But what does the car run on? The new Audi is going to be fitted with a naturally-aspirated V10 engine which shows off with 540 HP (397 kW) and a maximum torque of 541 Nm (399 lb.-ft.) of torque or a V10 Plus unit that grinds out 610 horses (449 kW) and 558 Nm (412 lb.-ft.) of peak torque. The less powerfull model will be able to accelerate from 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 3.5 seconds before hitting a top speed of 200 mph, while the more powerful version will cover this run in 3.2 seconds, thus maxing out 206 mph.
Check out the video bellow and tell us what you think. Is this going to be the most fascinating Audi so far?
Video Source: YouTube