/2017 Audi R8 V10 Plus Expert Review

2017 Audi R8 V10 Plus Expert Review

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There are only a handful of online car reviewers whose opinion carry enough weight to be called “expert.” Chris Harris was one, before he sells his soul to the corporate devil that is the BBC, and Jonny Lieberman of Motor Trend is another. In this video the bearded Jonny dissects the new 2017 Audi R8 V10 Plus and tests it thoroughly on the road and race track in order to arrive at an educated verdict whether it’s a good or not.

So if you are planning to buy the 2017 Audi R8 V10 Plus, make sure you watch this video first. That is, if you haven’t already made up your mind based on the way the car looks.

2017 Audi R8 V10 Plus Technical Specs:

Steering

  •     Type – Electromechanical power steering system
  •     Ratio – 15.7:1
  •     Turning diameter (curb-to-curb) (ft) – 36.7

Body

  •     Material – ultra lightweight technology – ASF multi-material space frame

Exterior Measurements

  •     Wheelbase (in) – 104.3
  •     Length (in) – 174.3
  •     Height (in) – 48.8
  •     Overall width with mirrors (in) – 80.2
  •     Overall width without mirrors (in) – 76.4
  •     Track front (in) – 64.5
  •     Track rear (in) – 63.0
  •     Curb weight (lb) – 3,649

Suspension

  •     Front – Aluminum double wishbone front suspension (Audi magnetic ride)
  •     Rear – Aluminum double wishbone rear suspension (Audi magnetic ride)

Transmission | Drivetrain

  •     Transmission – Seven-speed S tronic dual-clutch transmission with quattro all-wheel drive

Brakes

  •     Front (in) – 14.4 (ventilated wave-design disc)
  •     Rear (in) – 14.0 (ventilated wave-design disc)

Interior Measurements

  •     Head room (in, front) – 38.5
  •     Leg room (in, front) – TBA
  •     Shoulder room (in, front) – 55.1
  •     Seating capacity – 2

Engineering | Performance

  •     Engine type – V10 with cylinder on demand engine efficiency technology
  •     Displacement (cc)/Bore and stroke (mm) – 5,204/84.5 x 92.8
  •     Horsepower (@ rpm) – 540 @ 7,800
  •     Torque (lb-ft @ rpm) – 398 @ 6,500
  •     Engine block – Aluminum-alloy incorporating silicon crystals
  •     Cylinder head – Aluminum-alloy
  •     Valvetrain – 40-valve DOHC with continuous intake & exhaust camshaft adjustment
  •     Induction/fuel injection – FSI dual injection
  •     Acceleration (0 – 60 mph) – 3.5 sec.
  •     Top track speed – 199 mph
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