2014 Audi R8 to be lighter and more powerful

2014 Audi R8 2014 Audi R8 to be lighter and more powerful

2014 Audi R8 1 2014 Audi R8 to be lighter and more powerful

Here we have more details on the next generation R8, which is supposed to be launched in 2014. As per the Autocar, the new model is developed alongside the Lamborghini Gallardo successor and has AU724 as the code name. Both the cars are expected to be equipped with aluminium monocoque and an advanced carbon fiber which weighs only 198 kg. This will enable the R8 to weigh 60 kg less than the present model with a curb weight of 1500 kg. The engine will have minor modifications for better performance and increased efficiency. These changes will however, enable the 4.2 liter V8 engine to give an output of 450 hp, while the 5.2 liter V10 engine produces 550 hp. There is also news that a GT variant might be launched in 2016 giving an output of 580 hp. Meanwhile, the new model is expected to be revealed at the Moscow Motor Show to be held in August.

We will get to know more on this as the date of launch approaches near. Till then we have to keep waiting as other details are yet to be disclosed. Let us see what comes next and be patient till then.

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