With current reports talking about Audi killing the R8 completely in 2020, this might be the last model of the German mid-engined supercar. The 2019 model year will see Audi revitalize the R8. In production since 2015, the second generation of mid-engine supercar is likewise anticipated to gain an entry-level engine option through the 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 co-developed with Porsche.
2019 Audi R8 Design
The differences are more than obvious, as the test car features a broader front grille in addition to more pronounced air intakes and an absolutely upgraded rear end listed below the taillights. The rear end now grows outlets and a set of massive circular exhaust pointers, rather of the trapezoidal among the present model. The new exhaust system also enabled Audi to fit a broader rear diffuser, which indicates that the facelifted model will get a more capable aero program than in the past.
2019 Audi R8 Interior
Inside the new 2019 Audi R8 is anticipated to get the current bells and whistles of the German company, including the new variation of the Digital Cockpit. Little style changes are likewise on the table, consisting of a redesign for the steering wheel and new trim choices.
2019 Audi R8 Engine
Audi’s halo efficiency model will continue utilizing the naturally aspirated 5.2-liter V10, which is expected to gain a few horses. Nevertheless, there have actually been a few reports recommending that Audi is likewise preparing to present a new entry-level model powered by a twin-turbo 2.9-liter V6, collectively developed with Porsche.
The 2019 Audi R8 is set receive a new twin-turbo V6 engine as a replacement for the discontinued 4.2-liter V8 model. Currently, the R8 is only available with a 5.2-liter V10. The smaller V6 powerplant would be raised from the Porsche Panamera FOUR. In the Porsche, the 2.9-liter twin-turbo 6 makes 440 horse power, but it’s anticipated to make over 500 hp once it’s fitted to the Audi R8. Reports suggest torque figures will also be 500 lb-ft or more. Even more, the V6 will be used in more than just a single tune to broaden its efficiency breadth, bringing it within hitting range of the existing V10’s 540-hp output ranking.
2019 Audi R8 Release Date and Price
The facelifted variation of the Audi R8 ought to most likely debut late this year, with sales to begin in early 2019. With the new powertrain, expect costs for new R8s to be considerably more inexpensive. The present V10-powered model starts at $165,000. A new V6 model might slice tens of thousands off that cost while weighing less and offering similar performance.