The folks at Autocar UK slipped into the passenger seat of the upcoming 2015 Audi R8 and managed to figure out a few details about the German super car. If the report has to be believed, the 5.2-liter V10 that powers the R8 will develop 532 bhp @ 8000 rpm, coupled with 539 Nm of torque @ 6500 rpm. Powering the more powerful R8 Plus, the same engine will make 601 bhp @ 8150 rpm and 559 Nm of torque @ 6500 rpm. If that is the case, the standard V10 variant makes 15 bhp more, while the Plus variant makes 59 bhp more than the outgoing car.
Audi have also revised the 7-speed dual clutch transmission to make gear changes faster, more smoother. With seven different driving modes to choose from, the new Audi R8 should do the 0 – 100 dash in 3.2 seconds, going on to register a top speed of 330 kph, which is 0.3 seconds quicker and 13 kph higher than the car it replaces. The new car will premiere at the Geneva motor show next month, and is wider, lighter, yet, shorter than the outgoing R8. The new R8 will also be more efficient, courtesy of an auto start/ stop system and a coasting function that idles the engine on extended periods of trailing throttle.