Audi R8 News

  • Audi R8 disintegrating artwork

    To celebrate 10 years of the Audi R8's V-10 engine, the brand commissioned artist Fabian Oefner to create a "disintegrating" portrait of the supercar. If Oefner's name sounds familiar, it's because his work recently made the rounds on the internet when he released the "exploding" Lamborghini Miura in February. The artist disassembles cars to the nuts and bolts and photographs every component. From there, he builds artwork digitally that makes it look as if the car is disintegrating or exploding piece by piece. It's truly miraculous to see. He also uses model cars on occasion to create his...

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    Audi R8 replacement expected to be 650-hp electric e-tron GTR

    In March, we heard that the Audi R8 had a very uncertain future. If new rumors prove true, it appears the R8 will, in fact, die to make room for an all-electric supercar. The information comes from British magazine Car, which reported Monday the R8 will morph into the "e-tron GTR." Sources close to...

  • 2020 Audi R8, 2019 New York International Auto Show
    2020 R8 gets new look, 200-mph top speed for all models

    The 2020 Audi R8 is ready to storm the Big Apple with a refreshed version of its high-end R8 sports car. On Thursday, the German brand revealed the updated R8 for the U.S. market after showing the global car last year. Of note, Audi will skip the 2019 model year and jump straight to the 2020 model...

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    Audi TT and R8 futures uncertain, electrification needed

    The fight for the Audi TT and R8's survival is on within the halls of the German brand. According to the brand's CEO Bram Schot, both cars have an uncertain future as it takes a hard look at profitability. Schot declared Audi will always have "icon cars," but gave caution to the future of the TT...

  • 2019 Audi R8 Decennium edition
    Audi R8 Decennium rings in 10 years of the V-10 engine

    Ten years ago, Audi graced its halo sports car with a hallmark engine: the 5.2-liter V-10 mill that made 525 horsepower. Today, Audi honors the a decade of the V-10 with a new special edition car: the R8 V10 Decennium. Recall, the Audi R8 first entered production for the 2006 model year powered...

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    Current Audi R8 to stick with V-10 engine, no twin-turbo V-6

    After patiently waiting for years, the twin-turbo-V-6 powered Audi R8 is officially dead. The R8’s project manager, Bjorn Friedrich, confirmed to Car Throttle in a Thursday report the current-generation of the supercar will stick with a V-10 engine. And that's the final answer. "It's the best...

  • AMMO NYC wraps his Audi R8 with help from CKWrapsToronto

    It's a dramatic move to completely change the color of a car. Do it with paint and you're stuck with your final decision once everything dries. If you go with a vinyl wrap, however, you could always just peel the sticky stuff and put the car back the way it once was. That doesn't mean applying a wrap is any easier than painting a car though, and in fact it might be more complicated. Larry Kosilla from AMMO NYC recently acquired his dream car. No, not his gorgeous 964 Porsche but rather a manual-equipped first-generation Audi R8. While Larry is a fan of the silver metallic paint already on the...

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    2019 Audi R8 debuts with sharper look, more power

    Audi Sport's second-generation R8 supercar is approaching the midway point in its life cycle and the car has been put under the knife to keep it looking and feeling fresh. There's also more power available thanks to upgrades to the car's 5.2-liter V-10. The changes will be introduced for the 2019...

  • Audi Sport teases the new Audi R8
    Audi Sport teases updated R8

    Audi is busy reworking its R8, and the updates should add up to a compelling mid-cycle refresh. Included in those updates will be revised front and rear fascias for a new look. Audi Sport on Tuesday gave us our best glimpse yet at the new look thanks to a teaser image posted to its Facebook page...

  • 2018 Audi R8 V10 Plus Coupe Competition Package
    2018 Audi R8 V10 Plus Coupe Competition arrives, limited to 10 cars

    Audi Sport has stuffed its latest R8 derivative with the best of its performance parts bin. The 2018 R8 V10 Plus Coupe Competition Package is now the most performance-oriented model Audi's go-fast division has ever offered. The car is fitted with a host of Audi Sport performance parts, and some...

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    2020 Audi R8 spy shots and video

    Audi Sport has been spotted testing an updated version of of its R8 supercar. Previously thought to be a more hardcore GT variant, a source has revealed that the planned changes only constitute a mid-cycle update for the car. The latest tester is wearing new fascias front and rear as well as large...

  • Audi Sport R8 LMS, 2018 Paris auto show
    Updates to Audi R8 previewed by 2019 LMS race car

    Audi Sport's R8 LMS racing into the 2019 motorsport season made a pit stop on Tuesday at the 2018 Paris auto show. The version shown is designed for GT3 competition but Audi Sport also offers an R8 LMS GT4. Crucially, the car shown features the design bound for an updated version of the R8 road car...

  • 2018 Audi R8 V10 RWS

    Audi Sport is out testing prototypes for an updated R8, and a rear-wheel-drive variant could return with the freshening. Autocar reported Tuesday that Audi marketing manager Linda Kurz commented on the return of a rear-driving R8. Specifically, she said the previous one, called the R8 V10 RWS (or Rear Wheel Series), was a "great success" for the company. She added another car along those lines is something the company, which is famous for its quattro all-wheel-drive branding, is looking into for the updated R8 which is expected for the 2020 model year. The R8 RWS bowed as the bargain R8 with...

  • 2020 Audi R8 Spyder facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Audi R8 Spyder spy shots

    Audi Sport's second-generation R8 supercar is about to receive a round of updates as it reaches the midway point in its life cycle, and today we have the first spy shots of a prototype for the updated R8 Spyder. Previous testers showed the coupe only. The prototype suggests that the changes will be...

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    Next Audi R8 will reportedly go electric

    Back in March, Audi R&D boss Peter Mertens dropped the bombshell news that the Audi Sport division didn't have any plans drawn up yet for a third-generation R8. It didn't mean Audi Sport was definitely going to axe the car after the current model's run, but it did leave the possibility on the...

  • Audi R8 RWS on Jay Leno's Garage
    Jay Leno sends power to the correct wheels with the Audi R8 RWS

    It feels like the Audi R8 has been around for some time now, but it's only just dipped a toe into its second generation model run. What doesn't feel old is the fact that Audi is basically offering a reskinned Lamborghini Huracán. In fact, it seems Audi is just getting started with the...

  • 2018 Abt R8 art car
    Abt Sportsline readies Audi R8 art car for 2018 Wörthersee Tour

    Attendees of this year's Wörthersee Tour tuning fest in Austria will be treated to the unveiling of an Audi R8 art car crafted by top tuner Abt Sportsline. Responsible for the design is cartoonist Timo Würz, who went with the theme “Nun meets Abt,” with Abt in this case being...

  • 2018 Audi R8 V10 RWS, 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show
    2018 Audi R8 RWS priced as the bargain model

    The best Audi R8 is now the best bargain in the R8 lineup. I'm talking about the upcoming 2018 Audi R8 RWS, which ditches the brand's Quattro all-wheel-drive system in favor of a rear-drive-only setup. Anyone who wants one will "only" need to shell out $139,950. That's a lot of money, but it's...

  • 2018 Audi R8

    Since 2016, we've been awaiting more news about a V-6 powered Audi R8, which showed up in a leaked product roadmap at the time. Alas, it sounds more than likely that such a car is dead. According to an Audi spokesperson, there will not be an R8 with a V-6 mounted in the middle, Road & Track reported Tuesday. The unnamed source was blunt in stating "there is no V-6 planned." Boo. Such a car was likely to house a twin-turbocharged V-6 engine, likely on loan from the RS 5. The engine displaces 2.9 liters and makes 444 horsepower. Since the end of V-8 powered R8 models, it leaves the V-10...

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    No replacement planned for Audi R8 supercar

    Late last year we heard that Audi could phase out its R8 supercar after the current model ends its run. Now the automaker's R&D boss Peter Mertens has revealed that there are no plans at present for a successor. “I would say so,” Mertens told Car and Driver when asked to confirm at...

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    Could Audi phase out the R8?

    When Audi first launched the R8 at 2006’s Paris auto show, the whole world took notice of the brand with the four rings. The car brought the exoticness of a Ferrari or Lamborghini and combined this with impeccable build quality and reliability you could count on every day. It also cost a...

  • 2018 Audi R8 V10 RWS, 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show
    Audi R8 V10 RWS goes rear-drive for driving purists

    Audi is known for few things. Unique style and German luxury are two of them, and a close third is all-wheel drive, which the marque brands as quattro. Sitting at the top of the lineup, and making excellent use of quattro to help it claw its way around a track or up a steep Beverly Hills driveway...

  • 2018 Audi R8 fitted with items from Audi Sport Performance Parts range
    R8 and TT RS first to receive Audi Sport performance parts

    Audi Sport is leaping into the aftermarket business with a range of parts under the Audi Sport Performance Parts banner. The parts can be ordered at the dealership level and can be fitted to both new and existing cars. The first two models to receive the Audi Sport Performance Parts treatment are...

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    Audi Sport boss says crossover RS model takes priority over hardcore R8

    While Audi's parent company continues to overcome its diesel deceit, the brand is ensuring it has a bright future ahead. Said future may come at the expense of a hardcore Audi R8, though. Crossovers and SUVs remain sales kings in today's market, and it's one reason a crossover RS model is more...

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