Tuesday, October 18, 2011

In an interview with Automobilwoche, engineering boss Michael Dick said the redesigned Audi R8 will be the lightest vehicle in its segment thanks to an advanced aluminum and carbon fiber platform. The nexat model will weigh approximately 100 kg (220 lbs) less than the current R8.

Besides being lighter, torsional rigidity is expected to increase by 30% to 40,000 Nm (29,498 lb-ft) per degree. This is a remarkable figure which beats the numbers posted by the Lamborghini Aventador and Ferrari 458 Italia.

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