The second generation of the R8 having the model code Type 4S was unveiled at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show and is based on the Modular Sports System platform shared with the Lamborghini Huracan. The development of the Type 4S commenced in late 2013 and was completed in late-2014. Initial models included the all-electric e-Tron and the V10 5.2 FSI along with the V10 plus. Unlike its predecessor, there was no manual transmission available and the entry-level V8 trim was also dropped. The new R8 came with an updated new look on the outside and radical changes to the interior including the new interactive cockpit dashboard system that tailors everything to driver involvement. The body is lighter and stiffer, due to substitution of several large aluminium parts in the shell by carbon fibre. Extra electronics are incorporated in the chassis as compared to the first generation to improve handling.
Our R8 Plus is fitted with the 5.2L V10 unit that produces 602BHP a 60BHP increase over the first generation plus and will now skate from 0-60 in just 3.1 seconds, which is all controlled by Audi's famous Quattro drive system.
Our example was first supplied in June 2016 and since this date has covered minimal miles totally at 8835 which 2 keepers in total. Despite covering such little distance over the past 3 years our car has been maintained to the highest of standards with visits logged at Audi main dealer agents at 3346, 3471 & 7389 miles. Offered for sale with both keys, full owners book pack and Audi warranty until July 2020.