The 2017 Audi R8 is a 2-seating sports car, using the trademark Audi Quattro permanent all-wheel drive system brand. Audi R8 was introduced by German automaker Audi AG in 2006. The car is designed, developed and manufactured high-performance private company Audi AG, Audi Sport GmbH (formerly Quattro GmbH), and is based on the Lamborghini Gallardo platform. Construction of the basic R8 is based on the Audi Space Frame and uses an aluminum monocoque frame was constructed using the principles of space. The Audi R8 was developed by Quattro GmbH in the newly renovated “aluminum” Audi Neckarsulm in Germany.
In 2005, Audi announced that the name of the successful race car Audi R8 will be applied to the new car on the road in 2007, the 017 Audi R8 model, based on the Audi Le Mans Quattro concept car, appearing at the International Geneva Motor show 2003 and the International Frankfurt Motor show 2003. The development plan for the R8 started in 2004, Liberty design was approved and frozen produce. Production prototypes of field trials began in January 2006.
The Audi R8 car to suspend at the Paris Motor Show on 30 September 2006. There was some confusion with the name, shares the car with 24 hours Le Mans winning R8 Le Mans prototype (LMP). 6 times 24 hours of Le Mans winner Jacky Ickx described the Audi R8 2017 Spyder as “the best handling road car today”. Audi R8 first production car with full LED lamps.
2017 Audi R8 e-Tron
The production version of the 2017 Audi R8 e-Tron was made manifest at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. The maximum production supercar was only available in Europe in 2015 at a price of € 1000000 (US $ 1.1 million). units less than 100 sold by the end of the production.
The e-Tron R8 was equipped with two electric engines mounted on the rear wheels the delivery of 456 BHP and 678 foot pounds of torque, was ion battery lithium as T 92kwh. The 2017 R8 e-Tron could reach 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 3.9 seconds with a top speed 245 km/h. The 2017 R8 e-Tron brought driving distance of 450 km (280 mi).
2017 Audi R8 GT Spyder
2017 Audi R8 Spyder is a limited production vehicle (333 units, 50 in the US) including the development of the Audi R8 GT Convertible body. German model was on sale at a price of 207.800 euro. The 2017 Audi R8 Pus was launched in 2016 at Le Mans. 2017 Audi R8 V10 Plus US model went on sale as a 2016 model car with delivery from February 2017.