In just over a week the LA Auto Show will begin. For the largest automotive show on the west coast Audi will be bringing some new versions of their performance vehicles. The cars will be making their North American debut at the show.
“The Audi Sport and performance models have always been an essential part of our brand’s character,” said Filip Brabec, Director of Product Management for Audi of America. “The Audi R8, RS 7 Performance and S8 Plus represent the maximum of Audi performance, premium design and technology for our customers.”
Audi’s pure performance machine is surely the R8. For the 2017 model development of the street car came along side the R8 LMS race car. The two vehicles share 50 percent of the same parts, including the V10 power plant.
The 2017 Audi R8 can be purchased with two engines, both being V10s. The “little” engine is a 5.2-liter V10 that offers 549 horsepower which is 15 more than the previous model. The R8 Plus ups the power to 610 horsepower which is 60 more than the previous year. The finished result is a faster and more powerful supercar.
The 2017 R8 will be available staring in spring of 2016.
Audi S8 Plus
The Audi S8 Plus takes performance beyond the standard S8. The Plus offers more luxury, but it is the 4.0-liter turbocharged V8 that we want. The power plant puts out over 600 horsepower.
Expect pricing and exact specs for the S8 Plus to be announced closer to the car’s release.
Audi RS 7 Performance
The new RS 7 Performance offers 45 more horses than the current RS 7. That takes the output up to 605 horsepower. While most will only enjoy the luxury performance car on the road, the track is the only place that you can get an idea of the vehicle’s limits.
The LA Auto Show starts on November 20th and these Audis will be on display during the event.