Plus, there’s a brand new seven-stage rear traction management system that may be adjusted for the specified compromise between accuracy and flamboyance. The so-called ‘Torque Rear Drive’ mode’ seems for the primary time on the brand new GT, permitting for a “little slippage” in setting one and “loads of slippage” in place seven. It additionally distributes energy mechanically throughout the rear axle based on the highway situations and driving situation, utilizing information from sensors on the wheels, accelerator pedal, steering rack and ECU.
Audi additionally highlights a weight discount of roughly 20kg – to 1570kg on the kerb – courtesy of bespoke light-weight 20in wheels (optionally wrapped in hardcore Michelin Sport Cup 2 tyres), ceramic brake discs, a carbonfibre-reinforced plastic entrance anti-roll bar and aluminium coupling rods.
As with the GT version of the previous-generation R8, the brand new automotive is painted in matte Suzuka Gray as customary and is marked out from the usual mannequin by black badging, carbon trim, pink seatbelts, an Alcantara diamond headlining and a construct plaque within the centre console.
What’s subsequent for Audi’s two-seat sports activities automobiles?
As beforehand reported, Audi is about to exchange the R8 with a radically redesigned electrical supercar to crown its new period line-up of sports activities automobiles.
The EV is on observe for a mid-decade arrival, and whereas particulars stay scarce, Autocar understands it would maintain true to the R8’s normal system, with a putting twodoor silhouette, extra energy than every other Audi and a lofty value reflecting a nonetheless largely guide construct course of.