Trio of Audi Sport® and Performance Models to Make US Debut at LA Auto Show – Audi R8, RS 7 Performance and S8 Plus

•The second generation of the R8 high-performance halo car makes its
U.S. auto show debut

•Auto show debut of new RS 7 performance enhances brand’s dynamic

•S8 plus strengthens Audi’s position in premium sedan segment

HERNDON, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Reinforcing the brand’s success from road to track, Audi will
showcase a trio of new performance vehicles – including the all-new R8,
RS 7 performance and S8 plus – at the Los Angeles Auto 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.”

2017 Audi R8

The fastest and most powerful Audi of all time, the 2017 R8 represents
the pinnacle of performance for any model with the four rings. Thanks to
the close cooperation between Audi Sport® engineers, race drivers and
developers, the Audi R8 and R8 LMS racecar were co-developed and share
approximately 50 percent of the same parts, including the V10 engine.

The R8 launches with two powertrain variants: the 5.2L V10 with 540 hp,
an increase of 15 hp from the previous R8 model or the R8 V10 Plus,
boasting a powerful 610 hp, an increase of 60 hp, making it faster, more
powerful and more dynamic than its predecessor.

The 2017 R8 will go on sale spring 2016.

2016 Audi RS 7 performance

The new RS 7 performance offers more power and performance, along with
striking RS design differentiation that further underscores its higher
level of sportiness and refinement. The new RS 7 performance model with
605 horsepower joins the current RS 7 at 560 hp to further improve the
RS 7 offering for those that seek track tested performance and premium

2016 Audi S8 plus

The S8 plus takes the S8 to a higher level of performance and luxury for
daily use, reinforced by new exterior design elements and propelled by
the more powerful 4.0T twin turbo V8 engine that breaks the 600-hp

More information regarding pricing and specifications will be made
available at a later date.


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