Launched by the German car manufacturer Audi AG in 2005-6 the Audi R8 was initially based on the Lamborghini Gallardo, but has since grown into its own skin. Introduced as a concept car in 2003 at the Frankfurt Motor Show, the R8 was initially known as the Audi Lemans Quattro.
With the 2020 Audi R8, this model will be taking another step further into elegance and excellence. With its potent V10 engine, the top end V10 Performance version is said to boast 620 hp, and accelerate to 110 km/h in around 3.1 seconds.
Driving.ca’s Derek McNaughton takes us on a drive
It may not be trendy to rock a V10, but this updated still-head-turning supercar rocks it so good ASCARI, Spain-A V10 engine in this era of hyperbole over electric cars is like face-to-face conversation-a rare occurrence in a world consumed by texts, chats and instant messaging. A V10 is old-school.
We had the chance to spend a few minutes with the brand new Audi R8. The changes: -The engines now pump out 570hp and 620hp. -The V10 Plus is now called V10 Performance -New front and rear bumper design -Customers can choose between three exterior packages -First time that you can order black optics / rings -Sale starts early 2019 Enjoy!
It seems the mid-engine V10 Audi R8 has leaned even more into its Italian roots. Audi’s given the 2020 model of its range-topping supercar a thorough mid-cycle refresh, adding more power, sharper styling, and a few other changes to keep its most exciting car as exciting as possible.
After years of rumors regarding an entry-level R8 model fitted with a smaller turbocharged engine, we now know for a fact that Audi’s fledging supercar will only be available with the naturally-aspirated V-10 that we’re all familiar with.
The Audi R8 will not be getting a twin-turbo V6 as previous rumors suggested. Audi’s R8 supercar has been around for far longer than most supercars, but It seems that German carmaker doesn’t plan on making a more entry-level version to encourage on-the-fence buyers to take the plunge into supercardom.
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 Audi R8 is a mid-engine, 2-seater sports car, which uses Audi’s trademark quattro permanent all-wheel drive system. It was introduced by the German car manufacturer Audi AG in 2006. The car is exclusively designed, developed, and manufactured by Audi AG’s private subsidiary company manufacturing high performance automotive parts, Audi Sport GmbH (formerly quattro GmbH), and is based on the Lamborghini Gallardo and presently the Huracán platform.