Sports cars automakers have ascended the auto industry’s ladder to become some of the most popular and consumer friendly in the whole world.

Us roads are filled with mainly compact sedans and big bulky pick ups, trucks and SUVs. That's what's mainstream right now in the US, your daily commuter for the average person. A car that would go A to B just fine. But younger generations like us prefer cars with a character. Something that will reflect a part of our personality. A machine that is worth remembering for days to come. We decided to organize a list with the seven cars that we think will be the most popular choice for people of our age (20-30) in the following few years !

"9 Cars US Petrol Heads will drive in 2016/17" 

2016 AUDI R8

610 HP / V10 / 0-60 mph in 3.2s / Relase 2016

Probably not to be enjoyed by the masses at 180 000$ but surely a very desired new model.
To create the new car, Audi started with the platform of the first-gen R8 and modified it into the modern MSS (Modular Sport System) architecture. The bones are shared with the Lamborghini Huracán, but they’re tweaked here for a bit more space and comfort. Compared with the outgoing model, more than 100 pounds have been shed. The R8's backbone is a lightweight aluminum space frame, with the B-pillars, central tunnel, and rear firewall made from carbon-fiber composite materials. At 174.0 inches long, 76.4 inches wide, and 48.8 inches high, it is wider, lower, and a little bit shorter, which gives it slightly more-dramatic proportions. Besides the trunk up front for luggage, there is space behind the front seats designed to hold the proverbial golf bag.

The R8 has been engineered for superior on-track performance, and as a clear indication of its ambitions, it is for the first time available with hard-core performance tires straight from the factory. In standard kit, the tires measure 245/35 up front and 295/35 at the rear—these are fitted to 19-inch wheels. Buyers will be able to upgrade to 20-inch pieces with 245/30 front and 305/30 rear rubber. The water-cooled front differential is unique to the R8 and not fitted to the Lamborghini Huracán, while the electromechanical power steering can be ordered with variable-ratio functionality. Another option is the "magnetic ride" suspension.

Ensconced behind the passenger compartment is an evolution of the previous model's 5.2-liter V-10. The R8 comes to market as the V10 and the V10 Plus; lesser-engined models, as well as an all-electric e-tron, will be added at a later point. The standard V10 model gets 540 horsepower and 398 lb-ft of torque; the mighty V10 Plus is rated at 610 horsepower and 413 lb-ft of torque. The sprint from 0 to 62 mph is said to take 3.5 seconds or 3.2 seconds, and top speed for the cars is rated at an ungoverned 201 or 205 mph. That's faster than ever.

The R8 remains an all-wheel-drive car, with a fully variable front/rear torque distribution from 0 to 100 percent on each axle.

Sources : wikipedia .caranddriver
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