With a halo of a V-ten engine behind its plush interior, the new 2021 R8 is Audi’s new halo car. Like the Hurac and it shares structural and technical components with its older sibling, the Audi Sport Chrono r, but it also has a more refined, less boisterous personality. Instead of having an open cabin that opens wide for a driver to enjoy the wind, the Sport Chrono r has a flat window that only allows a little visibility into the cockpit. This gives the R8 an air of precision and understatedness.
Another difference between the Sport Chrono r and the new Audi R8 is the drivetrain. It has all-wheel drive and it comes with a manual or automatic transmission. The Sport Chrono r has an all-wheel drive system that also features a torque-distribution all over the wheel instead of being centered in one spot like the torque-distributed Audi all-wheel drive system does. The Sport Chrono r also has a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. While it’s all about power, it does feel good to have that manual option as well. It is also important to know about auto shipping if you are considering buying this car from out of state.
A sporty model of the new Audi R8 also sports larger brake calipers and wider rotors. Both the standard and the Sport Chrono models come standard with front and rear wheels that are alloy loaded instead of the typical magnesium, aluminum or steel wheels found on many supercars. Standard features include front and rear bumpers, side skirts, a wraparound rear bumper, a low-profile keyed exteriorsuckle, front and rear fog lights, and a standard dual-zone climate control. A sporty model of the Audi R8 features a sporty interior that’s not completely dominated by German sporty cues, though it does make use of some standard interior features found on most sedans, such as a power folding steering wheel. Standard features also include: air conditioning, ambient exterior lighting, front and rear seat cup holders, a large center storage bin, a 6.2-inch touch-pad and standard Bluetooth.
For a supercar’s inside, you don’t have much to choose from as the design of the interior is also dictated by the style of the car itself. Most standard audi models come standard with leather trim, though a few models offer high-gloss carbon fiber trim for the sporty models. Standard options for cabin quality include front and rear seat cup trims, a power folding steering wheel, front and rear head restraints, ashtray tray, door panel diffusers, power door locks, CD changer, a three-speaker stereo with subwoofer output, a lockable trunk, and front and rear seat cup holders.
A Sport Chrono R8 Convertible also has similar cabin materials as the coupe, but different exterior materials. Standard features include leather-wrapped seats, bucket seats, and premium sports leather-guarded windscreen, door handles, door mirrors, and a sporty shifter. Standard exterior parts include alloy-cast aluminum front fender, side skirts, and rear haunches. The standard cabin also features standard factory instrumentation including a push button start. A Sport Chrono R8 Convertible comes standard with the same leather-wrapped seats and bucket seats seen on the Sport Chrono R8.
A modified Audi sport convertible, the RS Sedan, makes use of some of the sporty upgrades from the coupe model, but improves on them with a Sport Chrono R8 Convertible that uses power-adjustable seating, sporty dual-spokes leather upholstery, and a power-folding boot. Standard features on the convertible include power folding steering wheel, front and rear spoilers, a front knee air spoiler, a two-zone automatic transmission, and torque-sensitive throughout all gears. Upgrading to an RS with sport-tuned suspension is also an option, and includes stiffer springs and shock absorbers, sport-tuned suspension, and stronger steering. The RS’s sporty interior uses a power-adjustable seat, high-end audio system, and leather-upholstered seats. Standard features on the coupe include standard radio, leather-upholstered headliners, power folding doors, and dual-zone automatic climate control.
Base Spyder models use standard features found on the sedan and coupe models. Standard on the base Spyder R8 convertible includes a powerful 4.2HP Audi engine, manual transmission, and comprehensive safety and reliability package. Starting at just over $30k, these performance cars easily start at six hundred dollars in base form. Performance packages, such as a sport package and a sport floor mats, raise the prices on this car significantly.
A new four-door coupe by Audi Sport should hit the market around the time the new model year of the sedan begins. The new Sportline will sport a wider body, sportier front end, and more practical and functional features such as power door locks. Performance parts for the new Sportline will also be compatible with existing models for those who want the most from their Sportbook, including built-in memory modules for the most available gear on any vehicle.