The 2013 Audi R8 will come into the limelight with some new enhancements in looks but do we know how much it will incorporate any significant change in the architecture of this car? And even if it does, how far reaching effect it can have? Let’s see that.
Cutting Weight and Carbon Fiber
According to the manufacturer, Audi R8 will come with the 2013 model with some extensive use of carbon fiber that will significantly reduce the weight of the car. The expected reduction is somewhat 220 pounds which will definitely ensure a lot more controlling power than ever experience in the previous times. However, there will still be significant use of aluminum in the body and the most of the outer body will surely be covered with aluminum but the thing is this dualism will help to reduce the cost of the car to a significant level without causing any damage.
The Engines and the Power
There are some rumors that the 2013 R8 will come with the 4.0 liter twin-turbo V8 engines but no confirmation has been made till date. However, even if it comes with the previous V8 with 430hp and V10 with 525hp the new carbon fiber architecture will ensure that with the limited power the R8 can run at maximum speed thanks to the lightweight body of the 2013 Audi R8.
Nicer Car at Lesser Price
The 2013 R8 will come with some significant improvements in the matter of weight reduction. A mixed material body of aluminum and carbon fiber will decrease the overall price of the Audi R8 compared to the BMW i3 which will also be its competitor. However, the R8 will be cheaper and lighter which will also ensure quality speed and controlling performance.