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Preview: 2015 Audi R8

March 20, 2015

Despite not going on sale until later this year, the eagerly awaited Audi R8 is hot news in the car world. Making waves at this year’s Geneva Motor Show, this second generation supercar is set to do a roaring trade when it launches in May.

In today’s Audi R8 review, we’re looking at why this mean machine is so eagerly anticipated. And if you need help financing an R8, you’ll also find information about our range of Audi finance options down below. Shall we get started with the review?

2015 Audi R8 Front

Original image by Falcon® Photography

Geneva Motor Show 2015

Petrol-heads far and wide gathered in Switzerland in March for the 2015 Geneva Motor Show – and the dazzling display of automobiles didn’t disappoint. Arguably a beacon for all other sports cars (and ahead of its launch later this year), the Audi R8 was among the most exciting motors making their debut this year. For those excited about the new Audi R8, 2015’s Geneva Motor Show was the perfect platform to find out everything they needed to know. Let’s find out what all the fuss is about…

Design

Since Audi launched their first supercar in 2007, they have continued to impress – and the new R8 is no exception. The new Audi R8 will be available in two versions from May, the V10 and the V10 Plus –  with both models bringing exciting extras to the table. Both versions come in a range of colours, with ten choices available. While 19 inch wheels are the standard option, 20 inch alloys are a new option from Audi for the 2015 R8. Noticeably lower and wider than its predecessor, the new Audi R8’s length remains the same. Overall, there is no denying that the German giant’s latest R8 is a stunner in the looks department.

Features

The racing car feeling continues into the cabin, with a multifunction steering wheel and an all-new virtual cockpit replacing standard dials. This means that all important functions can now be controlled from the steering wheel – and for those who really want to feel like they’re racing around the track, the driver information system can even record lap times! To start-up the R8, all you need to do is touch the large red racing style ‘start’ button – firing the Audi’s 10-cylinder power plant into action. With everything you need accessible at the touch of a steering wheel button – the dash is clean and minimalist, in keeping with the new R8’s futuristic lines.

Performance

The new Audi R8’s quattro four wheel drive system is guaranteed to keep both track fans and safety conscious drivers happy – providing plenty of grip and improving performance on wet and slippery roads. The V10 plus will storm from 0-60 mph in an impressive 3.4 seconds, with the V10 version falling just 0.1 of a second behind.

New Audi R8 Specs: V10 V10 Plus
Weight: 1,555kg 1,555kg
Power: 533 bhp 602 bhp
Acceleration: 0-60 mph in 3.5 secs 0-60 mph in 3.4 secs
Top Speed: 200 mph 205 mph

Audi R8 Finance

As to be expected from all supercars, the Audi R8 comes with a super price tag. The V10 will set you back a cool £119,300, while the V10 Plus comes in a little higher at £137,500.

2015 Audi R8

Original image by Werner Bayer

If you’re in the market for a rip-roaring Audi R8 but don’t have the funds to finance it, we can help. At Car Loan Warehouse we’re committed to sensible lending, with monthly payments that you can afford. To discover more about our Audi R8 finance options, apply online now – or alternatively, use or car loan calculator for a quick quote.

About The Author

Jon Le Roux is co-founder and company director of The Car Loan Warehouse. Being a mad engineering and motorsport enthusiast, I spend more hours than is healthy, watching, reading or talking about cars, boats, motorbikes…..basically anything with an engine.