Car Makes and Models 2017 Audi R8 – The Redesigned Luxurious Coupe with a Powerful V10 Engine

Published on July 26th, 2017 | by Team


2017 Audi R8 – The Redesigned Luxurious Coupe with a Powerful V10 Engine

The all-new 2017 Audi R8 is here with a new design and superior performance, thanks to the powerful V10 engine that not only generates amazing power, but a roar that gets the hearts of car enthusiasts racing. This coupe has better aerodynamics, light weight body and advanced chassis technologies that allow it to zoom down the road and turn heads.

Audi has redesigned the exterior and enhanced the interior for a luxurious feel and improved comfort for the driver and passenger. The 2017 R8 is also available in an exclusive edition with titanium black optic exterior with solar orange accents, which can also be found in the interior.

The latest R8 comes with two V10 engine options with varying levels of horsepower and performance specifications, both of which make this coupe simply stunning to look at. Pretty even when it is standing still, the 2017 Audi R8 has everything that one could wish for in a coupe from a European luxury car brand such as Audi.

Here is a review of the new 2017 Audi R8 with a closer look at its design, performance, upgrades and price in the UAE.

Design of the 2017 Audi R8

The 2017 R8 is built to steal the spotlight and become the center of attention. The exterior is very aerodynamic with its sharp lines and angular edges, while the interior is very luxurious and comfortable so that the driver and passenger can fully enjoy the ride.


The exterior of the new 2017 Audi R8 looks very sharp and exotic, thanks to its highly angular and aerodynamic shape. However, one can find the smooth curves that are tucked in on the front fascia to bring more subtleness to the design.

The stance of this coupe is very wide and commanding, thanks to the iconic Singleframe grille at the front of the vehicle with Anthracite Grey matte finish. The grille is big and covers most of the front of the coupe so that it brings a very intimidating look.

The new R8 has retained the style of the headlights, which are still full LED automatic headlights with high beam assist. At the rear of the coupe, one can find the slightly altered LED taillights with dynamic turn signals and fog lights.

The side mirrors are encased in body-colored housing and feature power-folding, power-adjustable, auto-diming and heated functions. The air inlets at the front and the air outlets at the rear of the car have been widened and given Anthracite black gloss finish.

To further enhance the aerodynamics of the 2017 Audi R8, the rear of the car features an adaptive rear spoiler that extends when the vehicle is moving at 75mph. The integrated twin-trapezoidal exhaust outlets not only look good at the rear of the car, but they also help in enhancing the thrilling sports car roar that is now synonymous with Audi R8.

Design of the 2017 Audi R8


The interior of the new 2017 Audi R8 is very luxurious and comfortable so that it exults the class of German craftsmanship. This is a two passenger coupe that has a driver-centric interior, which also caters to the comfort and convenience of the only passenger in the car.

The seats of R8 are covered with fine Nappa leather so that they are buttery-soft and very comfortable. Both of these are 18-way power sports seats with 4-way lumbar support, side bolster adjustments and pneumatic seat bottom so that the passenger and the driver are comfortable at all times. The leather interior package can be selected in which the door arm rests, the center arm rests and almost the whole interior is covered with Nappa leather for an exquisitely luxurious appeal.

The cockpit is driver-focused as the dashboard features a 3-spoke flat-bottomed, leather wrapped steering wheel with the shift paddles. A manually adjustable steering column helps to adjust the height of the steering wheel according the driver’s preferences.

To bring a sporty appeal to the interior, Audi has added Monoposto cockpit design with stainless steel pedals, illuminated aluminum door sill inlays and black Alcantara headliner. Finally, to make the ride even more comfortable, Audi has also installed Automatic Climate Control so that the driver and the passenger can adjust the temperature according to their needs and enhance the quality of every ride.

2017 Audi R8 - Interior

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Performance of 2017 R8

It goes without saying that the performance of the new 2017 Audi R8 is thrilling. Built for speed, the new R8 is powered by a high-revving and naturally aspirated V10 engine that ensures that the drive of this coupe is exceptional at all times. The 5.2-litre V10 engine is capable of producing 540 horsepower and a torque of 398 lb-ft.

The engine is paired with a 7-speed S-tronic dual clutch transmission and has a top speed of 199mph. It can go from 0 to 60mph in just 3.5 seconds and has a fuel efficiency of 12mpg in the city and 22mpg on the highway.

The 2017 R8 Plus is powered by the same engine, however, the R8 plus engine is capable of producing 610 horsepower and 413 lb-ft of torque. With the same 7-speed transmission, the R8 Plus has the top speed of 205mph and can go from 0 to 60mph in just 3.2 seconds.

This is an all-wheel drive coupe with improved traction provided by the exclusive Quattro system that helps it bring its “A” game regardless of the driving conditions. To improve the driving efficiency, speed and acceleration, Audi has given 2017 R8 an advanced light weight chassis that is made from aluminum and carbon composite. The R8 has a 40% greater agility as compared to the previous models in this series.

2017 Audi R8 - Engine and Performance

Technological Features

The all-new 2017 Audi R8 has plenty of cutting-edge technologies as standard so that it can enhance the quality of the coupe and ensure that the driver and the passenger are enjoying the drive. Some of the impressive technological features in the Audi R8 include:

  • Audi Virtual Cockpit with 12.3-Inch TFT Display
  • MMI Touch with Handwriting Recognition
  • Audi Connect System
  • Voice Control
  • Wifi Hotspot For Up To 8 Devices
  • Bang & Olufsen Sound System With 13 Speakers
  • Audi Drive Select
  • Rain And Light Sensor

2017 Audi R8 – Technological Features

Safety Features

In order to ensure the safety of driver and passenger even in the most challenging driving conditions, the 2017 R8 is fitted with some advanced safety features. Some of its most notable safety features include:

  • Electromechanical Parking Brake
  • Integrated Front Seat Head Restraints
  • Seat Belt Pretensioners
  • Adaptive Force Limiters
  • Anti-Theft Alarm System
  • Direct Tyre Pressure Monitoring System
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Collision Brake Assist
  • Traction Control
  • Anti-Lock Brake System
  • Electronic Brake-Pressure Distribution
  • Brake Assist
  • Power Central Locking System

2017 Audi R8 – Safety

Price of 2017 Audi R8 in the UAE

The 2017 R8 is already available in the UAE with both of its engine options. The premium coupe with class leading performance is available in the UAE market at a starting price of AED 549,000 and it can go as high as AED 680,000 with the optional features and packages.

Price of 2017 Audi R8 in the UAE

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