The new generation of the Audi R8 has been imagined recently in an entry-level version, which is pretty much changing everything.
Such a thing as a budget supercar hasn’t been heard before but considering the fact that new segments are being invented annually, chances are something like this will not seem all that strange over the next few years. The image posted above is nothing more than a simple rendering of the new Audi R8 generation, which is showing us how this may look like in an entry-level version. From the start we can notice the plastic front and rear bumpers which are wearing a shade different than the one of the rest of the body, shared with the side blades and the side skirts.
Next up we have to mention the steel wheels which are unheard of, again, in a rear mid-engined supercar. This won’t work at all without a stripped out interior but we all know that such a thing means extra money because, apparently, losing the weight by getting rid of your comfort features pays more. Let’s not also forget a small engine underneath its hood which will probably be a small V6. We don’t even want to consider one with two cylinders less.
The new-gen Audi R8 has a 5.2L naturally aspirated V10 engine under its hood, coming in two versions, 530 HP (397 kW) and 540 Nm (398 lb-ft) of torque and 610 HP (449 kW) and 650 Nm (413 lb-ft) of torque. From 0 to 100 km/h, the supercar needs 3.2s and top speed is 330 km/h (205 mph), in the more powerful R8 V10 Plus variant. The new R8 has been shown at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, a couple of weeks back.
Image Source: X-Tomi Design