The initial engine will be fitted with 450 horsepower …
According to reliable sources, when in 2018 will be launched in the market, the new R8 will arrive with biturbo 3.0 V6. That engine is supposed to be about 2.0 TFSI V6 as it is installed in Audi S4, but is expected to develop 450 horsepower.
The transfer of power will be in charge 7-speed automatic transmission with double clutch and the facility will certainly be directed to all four wheels, which eventually should result with maximum speed exceeding 300 kilometers per hour.
The new engine will be offered alongside the current 5.2 V10 that develops 540 horsepower.