FIND YOUR CENTER OF BALANCE.
2018 Audi R8 Chassis
HOW MANY SUPER CARS HAVE THE ENGINE IN FRONT?
Maybe a handful, at best. Most super cars place the engine behind the driver but in front of the rear axle. Placing a majority of the weight between the axles helps the chassis control the lateral and longitudinal g-forces during cornering, braking and acceleration.
Without an engine in front to work around, the quattro® front differential can be ideally placed. With the engine in front of the rear axle, its weight can be used to help the rear tires maintain traction.
Audi magnetic ride
Tiny magnetic particles within the shock fluid change structure when charged with electrical impulses. This helps soften or firm the shock’s damping response. Via the Audi drive select settings, the driver can choose from Comfort, Dynamic or Auto settings.
Let us show you how Audi Magnetic ride works.
Dynamic steering offers a variable ratio that adjusts according to vehicle speeds and Audi drive select mode. By changing the steering ratio, Dynamic steering can improve straight-line stability at highway speeds and improve steering precision through the corners.
Audi drive select
YOUR ON-BOARD CHASSIS ENGINEER.
By scrolling through the Audi drive select settings on the steering wheel-mounted button, you can change your suspension, steering and transmission response on the go. You can go from relaxed long-distance cruising to a high-performance set up in seconds.
Audi drive select—Comfort mode
Comfort mode favors a softer suspension and boosted steering power assistance that is ideal for long-distance travel.
Audi drive select—Auto mode
Auto mode provides the most balanced engine and chassis response.
Audi drive select—Dynamic mode
Dynamic mode provides optimal engine and chassis settings for performance driving conditions. The suspension is optimized for handling and body control, the steering is heavier for a more direct feel, and the transmission shift pattern is tuned for immediate response.
Audi drive select—Performance mode
Audi R8 V10 plus vehicles feature additional Audi drive select settings through the Performance mode button. Performance mode offers three pre-set calibrations: suspension, steering and transmission for optimal performance on dry, wet and snow-covered roads.