2019 Audi R8 Gets Infused with More Power, More Attitude

Audi R8

Already one of the most stunning sports cars on the road, Audi’s R8 is undergoing a refresh for the 2019 model year that brings not only a fresh front facia, but a host of performance upgrades. These enhancements include a retuned suspension system to improve handling and driving dynamics, as well as a host of new lightweight wheel options. There’s also an optional CFRP front stabilizer.

Power is up in the naturally aspirated V10 that will now produce 562 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque, gaining about 30 hp and 8 lb-ft over the outgoing model. That’ll be good enought to launch the car from a standstill to 62 mph in just 3.4 seconds for the coupe and 3.5-seconds launch for the slightly heavier spyder, in addition to top speeds of 201 mph and 200 mph, respectively.

Visually, the new R8 will have a wider, more aggressive look upfront with the facia’s flat slits in the hood that echo the Ur-quattro, a wider front splitter, and even a wider air vent grille at the rear. Buyers will also be able to choose from two new paint options: Ascari Blue (above) and Kemora Gray.

The revised and retuned Audi R8 will rollout to European showrooms first start in early 2019.

Audi R8

Audi R8

Audi R8

Audi R8

Audi R8