The new Audi R8

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After a layoff in 2019, the Audi R8 Coupe and Spyder make a much-anticipated come back for the 2020 model year. The new R8 has updated styling, more power, and a solid reputation. While other coupes can blast out your eardrums while driving over even the smoothest pavement, the Audi R8 drives like a luxury sedan, which is a testament to what this company can do. The all-wheel-drive is an excellent addition for those who have to operate in a lot of bad weather, and the automatic transmission means that more people will get to drive this incredible vehicle.

Under the hood, the R8 gives you one engine with two different specifications. The base engine provides you with 562 horsepower that comes from a 5.2-liter V10 powering all four wheels through the Quattro all-wheel-drive. The Performance has the same style engine but pumps out 602 horsepower and 413 lb-ft of torque. The vehicle boasts a top speed of 205 mph. Both engines pair with Audi’s seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, which comes with steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters. Fuel economy is not bad either as the R8 coupe gets up to 20 mpg on the highway.

In addition to the two superpowered engines, the 2020 Audi R8 comes with a bevy of features including Audi’s Drive Select System, magnetic shocks, and Audi’s impressive and very useful Virtual Cockpit. Audi also includes an MMI infotainment interface with Audi Connect and Google Earth navigation. Also coming standard is high tech side mirrors, which are power-folding, power-adjustable, auto-dimming, and heated as well as a spoiler that rises and 19.5-inch wheels. The sound inside is great says Audi Wilmington (DE) thanks to a thirteen-speaker Bang and Olufsen sound system. The R8 performance comes with the 602 horsepower V10 engine while also having racing-shell seats, ceramic brakes, sport exhaust, and enhanced aerodynamics. You also have the option of Dynamic Steering, which offers a variable steering ratio. Also optional is diamond-stitched leather seats, contrast stitching, 20-inch wheel, and the drop-top R8 Spyder.

Driving the 2020 Audi R8 is a dream as you can cruise down the highway with comfort that feels like your driving a sedan. If you would rather leave the conventional world behind and tear it up on the track, you can push the redline at 205 mph and leave the other car buyers slack-jawed and drooling. Thanks to the R8’s incredible suspension system and responsive steering, the R8 requires minimal driver input for maximum Performance. In three seconds, the AUDI R8 will be exceeding the speed limit, and in five, it will be pushing triple digits. On standard roads, a simple tap of the accelerator will have you leaving the traffic in the rearview mirror. With all of the high-tech helpers like Audi’s launch control improve the overall driving experience, while the all-wheel-drive system gives you a stable grip and allows you to take corners smoothly.

Though Audi shelved the R8 in 2019, it’s back with a vengeance in 2020! The powerful engine allows you to blaze the pavement, while the multiple tech features and the all-wheel-drive system gives the R8 a more modern and sedan-like feel. Whether you want to become a speed demon or want an everyday vehcile, Audi has you covered.

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