2019 Audi R8
With recent reports speaking about Audi eliminating the R8 completely in 2020, this might be the last model of the German mid-engined supercar. The 2019 model year will see Audi refresh the R8. In production since 2015, the second generation of mid-engine supercar is likewise expected to acquire an entry-level engine option through the 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 co-developed with Porsche.
2019 Audi R8 Design
The distinctions are more than noticeable, as the test car features a broader front grille together with more noticable air consumption and a completely upgraded rear end below the taillights. The rear end now grows outlets and a set of massive circular exhaust suggestions, instead of the trapezoidal among the current model. The new exhaust system likewise permitted Audi to fit a broader rear diffuser, which shows that the facelifted model will get a more capable aero program than previously.
2019 Audi R8 Interior
Inside the new 2019 Audi R8 is expected to get the latest bells and whistles of the German company, consisting of the new variation of the Digital Cockpit. Small style changes are also on the table, consisting of a redesign for the steering wheel and new trim options.
2019 Audi R8 Engine
Audi’s halo performance model will continue using the naturally aspirated 5.2-liter V10, which is anticipated to acquire a couple of horses. However, there have actually been a few reports suggesting that Audi is likewise preparing to introduce a new entry-level model powered by a twin-turbo 2.9-liter V6, collectively established with Porsche.
The 2019 Audi R8 is set receive a new twin-turbo V6 engine as a replacement for the terminated 4.2-liter V8 model. Presently, the R8 is only offered with a 5.2-liter V10. The smaller V6 powerplant would be lifted from the Porsche Panamera 4S. In the Porsche, the 2.9-liter twin-turbo 6 makes 440 horse power, however it’s anticipated to make over 500 hp once it’s fitted to the Audi R8. Reports suggest torque figures will likewise be 500 lb-ft or more. Further, the V6 will be provided in more than simply a single tune to broaden its performance breadth, bringing it within hitting distance of the present V10’s 540-hp output ranking.
2019 Audi R8 Release Date and Price
The facelifted variation of the Audi R8 need to most likely debut late this year, with sales to start in early 2019. With the new powertrain, expect prices for new R8s to be substantially more economical. The existing V10-powered model begins at $165,000. A new V6 model might chop 10s of thousands off that rate while weighing less and providing similar efficiency.