2017 R8 Audi Super Car Bowl Commerical

The Commander

The Super Bowl commercial for the Audi R8 called “The Commander” can teach us a little about new vehicle technology. Checkout the pictures below to see where Audi put the Start/Stop button.

Lightweight construction: only 1,454 kg (3,205.5 lb) dry weight

The top model R8 V10 plus has a dry weight of 1,454 kilograms (3,205.5 lb). Despite a lot of extra equipment and greater rigidity, the new Audi R8 weighs up to 50 kilograms (110.2 lb) less than its predecessor. The multimaterial Audi Space Frame (ASF) ensures low weight and optimum axle load distribution. The combination of aluminum and carbon fiber reinforced plastics (CFRP) in the Audi Space Frame opens up new dimensions with regard to weight, rigidity and crash behavior. The aerodynamic underbody which integrates a long diffuser boosts downforce. The chassis, too, with its double wishbone suspension demonstrates how close the new Audi R8 is to motorsport.

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