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The ultimate road-going R8?

Introduced in 2015, the second-generation Audi R8 was facelifted for the 2019 model year. The mid-cycle upgrade arrived rather soon, suggesting that the supercar might be redesigned in three years or so. The facelift brought a sportier exterior, a mildly altered interior, and important changes under the hood. Likewise, the R8 V10 Plus model was renamed the V10 Performance.

Sharing 50 percent of components with the R8 LMS GT3 race car shown at the 2018 Paris Motor Show, the revised R8 looks more aggressive than ever. It’s also significantly more powerful than before, with up to 30 horsepower added to the 5.2-liter V-10 engine. It’s also the first R8 to surpass 200 mph in every trim, including Spyder models. Although it was originally believed that Audi might add a new GT model to the lineup, the sportier car spotted testing in Europe turned out to be just the regular facelift. Let’s find out more about all of that in the review below.

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Watch The Audi R8 Spyder Lock Horns With The 992 Porsche 911 GT3 In This Epic Drag Race

Watch The Audi R8 Spyder Lock Horns With The 992 Porsche 911 GT3 In This Epic Drag Race

Neither the Audi R8 nor the Porsche 911 GT3 let go off their guards to let the rival win

Daniel Abt has uploaded another drag racing video on his YouTube channel, and this time, it’s the Audi R8 Spyder up against the 991 Porsche 911 GT3. The GT3 has proven its might time and time again, but the R8 Spyder is no slouch either. Do you think the V-10-powered Audi can beat the six-cylinder Porsche 911 GT3?

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Watch This 3,900-Horsepower Drag Race Between a Nissan GT-R, Audi R8, And a McLaren 720S

Watch This 3,900-Horsepower Drag Race Between a Nissan GT-R, Audi R8, And a McLaren 720S

Can the Audi R8 and the McLaren 720S dethrone the mighty Godzilla?

High-horsepower drag races are always a thrill to watch. Even more so to participate in, but instead, I am sitting here writing about it. In any case, it’s always interesting to see which drivetrain layout is best at a certain power level, and once again, Carwow happily obliges. In this case, we have three cars with over 1,000 horsepower that differ in the way they deliver power to the ground – a Nissan GT-R, Audi R8, and a McLaren 720S.

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A 586-Horsepower Suzuki GSXR Takes On Two Modified German Supercars

A 586-Horsepower Suzuki GSXR Takes On Two Modified German Supercars

A 1,200 hp Audi R8 V-10, a 1,600 hp Porsche 911 Turbo, and a 586 hp bike line up for a drag race; who is going to win?

YouTube channel Officially Gassed gave us yet another drag race of epic proportions. And, this one really is epic, as the average power-to-weight ratio here is 2,184 horsepower per ton. Of course, a lot of that is thanks to the bike, but we’ll get to that in a second. We have a quarter-mile, half-mile, and a third-mile roll-race. It’s a clash between two German supercars and a modified motorcycle and the results might surprise you.

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Can An R8 Beat The Most Powerful Audi, The RS e-Tron GT, In Straight-Line Races?

Can An R8 Beat The Most Powerful Audi, The RS e-Tron GT, In Straight-Line Races?

The R8 used to be the epitome of performance for Audi until the e-Tron GT came and snatched the crown

Audi is arguably the most proactive company that’s adopting electrification. The company has many all-electric vehicles in its portfolio already, and one of them is the RS e-Tron GT. The RS e-Tron GT is the most powerful Audi vehicle that you can buy today. The folks at Carwow pit this beast against a car that can be considered its fuel-powered alter-ego, the Audi R8. Do you think the Audi R8 can defeat the RS e-Tron GT in a series of races?

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2022 Audi R8 LMS GT3 Evo II

2022 Audi R8 LMS GT3 Evo II

Audi’s LMS GT3 track-only car comes in a new Evo II spec with a redesigned air intake and a new rear wing amongst other upgrades

Audi’s R8 track-only lineup is getting bigger and better. The R8 LMS has 83 driver titles and 106 additional championship victories under its belt already. To make sure this record only gets better in the future, the company has come up with an Evo II iteration of the LMS GT3. It features a new wing, a redesigned air intake, and an upgraded suspension setup amongst other things. It breaches the half-a-million-dollar mark after price conversion.

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The Very Best From Ingolstadt Go Head-to-Head - The Ultimate Audi Showdown.

The Very Best From Ingolstadt Go Head-to-Head - The Ultimate Audi Showdown.

Has Iron Man found his next Audi? The high-tech E-Tron GT takes on an old-school R8 V-10

In the transition to an electric future, how does Audi’s new e-Tron GT measure up to the old school but explosive and performance-packed R8-V10? Youtube Channel; Auditography has just published an incredible drag race between two of the quickest and most capable production Quattro cars ever made. Let’s just see how these two Audis stack up by looking at their performance numbers.

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3,400-Horsepower Battle: Audi R8 vs. Audi TT vs. Porsche 911 Turbo

3,400-Horsepower Battle: Audi R8 vs. Audi TT vs. Porsche 911 Turbo

The Audi R8, Audi TT, and Porsche 911 Turbo are tuned to make over 1,000 horses each!

We’ve seen different kinds of drag races where a tuned car goes up against other stock models, or the older models are given a dose of steroids to keep up with the new models, etc. But, when did you last see three fast cars, all tuned, take on each other? Well, the folks at Carwow brought the Audi TT RS, the Audi R8, and the Porsche 911 Turbo S on a drag strip to see who wins. Each of them has been tuned to make over 1,000 horses. This is one of the most unpredictable races these guys have come up with so far. Who do you think will win?

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2021 Audi R8 LMS GT2 Exclusive Color Edition

2021 Audi R8 LMS GT2 Exclusive Color Edition

Six bright exterior shades make the GT2 look sexier than it already is!

You don’t really see Audi come up with such stuff, but the automaker has revealed a ‘Color Edition’ of its most powerful product - the R8 LMS GT2. But, in all fairness, it deserves to be pampered with such appearance editions, considering it is the German automaker’s flagship race car. Audi is offering it in six different exterior shades, each one looking better than the other. There are no changes made to the cabin or the drivetrain, but you can’t expect much with a premium price increase of just $13,000.

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Audi Is Unclear On The Future of the R8 and TT, And It Could Mean Bad News Is Coming

Audi Is Unclear On The Future of the R8 and TT, And It Could Mean Bad News Is Coming

Audi’s push for electrification might throw some of its loved models under the bus

Audi isn’t showing signs of slowing down its involvement into the electric car movement, which means some of its former standout cars might have to suffer in the long term, including the R8 supercar and the TT sports car.

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An Electric Audi R8 E-Tron May Eventually Happen, But The Question Is When?

An Electric Audi R8 E-Tron May Eventually Happen, But The Question Is When?

Audi could make an all-electric R8 if it really wanted that

While Audi did make an all-electric R8 which it showed at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, the project was so short lived that come 2016, Audi decided to scrap it altogether. It didn’t even get the chance to have its own configurator and back then, Audi was asking around €1 million ($1,1 million) for one unit.

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This 2017 Audi R8 Widebody Has $100,000 In Upgrades, Low Mileage, And It Could Be Yours

This 2017 Audi R8 Widebody Has $100,000 In Upgrades, Low Mileage, And It Could Be Yours

This supercharged Audi R8 packs around 800 horsepower, but who will pay almost $200,000 to take it home?

The second-generation Audi R8 is already six years old as of 2021, but it’s still a cool and powerful sports car. But if you’re among enthusiasts who view the Audi as a softer version of the Lamborghini Huracan, this widebody and supercharged R8 might change your mind. It has $100,000 in upgrades yet it’s notably more affordable than a Huracan.

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Watch a Tuned Nissan GT-R Stare Down the Barrel of a Lamborghini Huracan and an Audi R8 V10

Watch a Tuned Nissan GT-R Stare Down the Barrel of a Lamborghini Huracan and an Audi R8 V10

The GT-R’s V-6 makes more power than the Huracan and the R8

Lately, YouTube is filled with EVs obliterating internal-combustion engined supercars. So, this comes as a breath of fresh air. The folks at Carwow organized an old-school, triple-threat drag race between a Lamborghini Huracan, an Audi R8, and a Nissan GT-R. While the GT-R seems out of place here in terms of factory specs, it is a tuned version that can give the rivaling V-10s a run for their money.

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Here's What Happens When an Audi R8 V10 Challenges An Acura NSX

Here’s What Happens When an Audi R8 V10 Challenges An Acura NSX

Is the naturally aspirated Audi R8 quicker than an Acura NSX in a straight line?

Road car drag racing has been a thing ever since the early days of the automobile. It’s not exactly the best way to find out if one car is better than the other, but it’s a fun way to establish which is faster in a straight line.

Supercar drag racing is even more exciting, especially when the contenders are significantly different. Like an Audi R8, a gas-only car, and the Acura NSX, a hybrid that incorporates three electric motors. Which one is quicker? Let’s find out.

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2021 Audi R8 Panther Edition

2021 Audi R8 Panther Edition

Audi’s famous — and exclusive — paint finish returns to the spotlight with the R8 Panther

Audi’s bringing back the rear-wheel-drive R8 as a regular production model and because — for the most part — we’ve been good boys and girls this year, Audi’s also giving the U.S. market the added treat of a limited edition model called the R8 Panther Edition. The special edition R8 is exclusive to the Land of the Free, and, among other exclusive goodies, the R8 Panther wears a special paint color that Audi rarely uses. No doubt the Panther Black crystal effect paint solidifies the R8 Panther’s special edition status, just as it did on the RS5 Panther Edition that debuted at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show. Only 30 units of the R8 RWD Panther are headed to the U.S. where they’ll be sold through select dealerships beginning this month. Each unit of the R8 RWD Panther will carry a starting price of $186,495, including the $1,495 destination charge on top of a $1,700 gas guzzler tax.

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2021 Audi R8 RWD Coupe and Spyder

2021 Audi R8 RWD Coupe and Spyder

The Audi R8 RWD returns as a full-scale production model

The 2021 Audi R8 RWD is a rear-wheel-drive version of the German-made R8 supercar. Essentially a regular Audi R8 stripped of its Quattro all-wheel-drive system, the 2021 R8 RWD comes with the same 5.2-liter V-10 engine under the hood and similar features inside and out.

The big news is that the RWD model is notably lighter and a bit more affordable. The 2021 R8 RWD isn’t the first R8 with rear-wheel drive, but it’s the first RWD that’s s regular production model. Back in 2018 offered the R8 RWS, also an RWD variant, but it was limited to just 320 examples. Let’s find out more about it in the review below.

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You Must Check Out This Quadbike With An Audi V-10 Heart

You Must Check Out This Quadbike With An Audi V-10 Heart

There’s nothing ordinary about the Engler F.F Superquad

Quad bikes aren’t new inventions. They’ve been around for some time now, and there are many manufacturers — Honda, Suzuki, Arctic Cat, among them — that build and sell quad bikes. But we’re not here to talk about those quad bikes or all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) as they are otherwise known. We’re here to talk about a unique ATV, and it might as well be called the quad bike: the Engler F.F Superquad. While it does fit the profile of an ATV, the F.F Superquad is anything but a normal quad bike. It’s more like a mishmash between a motorcycle and a supercar carrying enough power to make other exotics weep. YouTube sensation Shmee found some time away from his busy schedule to check out the Superquad ahead of its debut at Salon Prive in the U.K., and, as you may have guessed, even Shmee found himself geeking out over this extraordinary vehicle.

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2021 Audi R8 Green Hell Edition

2021 Audi R8 Green Hell Edition

German automaker celebrates Nurburgring dominance with a spicy special edition R8

The Nurburgring is arguably the world’s most famous race track, and if that distinction is attached to your name, automakers are likely to come up with any reason to release special edition models in your name. Take Audi, for example. The German automaker carries one of the richest racing legacies on the ‘Ring.

Since 2012, Audi has dominated the Green Hell, winning the 24 Hours of Nurburgring race five times. Not one to be bashful about its achievements, Audi is celebrating those victories with a special edition R8 called the Green Hell.

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The 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette Can Hold Its Own Against the Porsche 911 and Audi R8

The 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette Can Hold Its Own Against the Porsche 911 and Audi R8

The C8 Corvette Isn’t Quite As Fast As the Porsche 911 and Audi R8, But It Can Keep Up

The mid-engine C8 Corvette has literally been decades in the making. When it arrived for the 2021 model year, the Corvette found itself competing against some new competition that at one time were little more than distant competitors. The Corvette name has always been associated with performance, but now that it has to take on a long list of European competitors, we – like the rest of you – have been wondering just how well the C8 can hold up. Now, thanks to a new video from Sport Auto, we can see how the C8 fairs against the Porsche 911 and Audi R8 V-10 on the track, and you have to see what happens.

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Track Weapon Showdown: Audi R8 LMS GT2 Vs. Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport

Track Weapon Showdown: Audi R8 LMS GT2 Vs. Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport

Two of the wildest track-only supercars going head-to-head at Spa-Francorchamps

The Porsche 911 GT2 RS is, unarguably, the wildest 911-based car that Stuttgart can sell you and, similarly, the R8 is Audi’s hottest street-legal proposition yet, if you are willing to step onto a race track, both manufacturers will gladly sell you even hotter versions of either vehicle.

Sam Dejonghe was lucky enough to sample both the Audi R8 LMS GT2 and the Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport on one of the planet’s best road courses, Belgium’s Spa-Francorchamps, and he tells the tale of two different cars that try to breathe life into a brand-new category.

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Be Prepared to Say Goodbye to the Audi R8 and TT

Be Prepared to Say Goodbye to the Audi R8 and TT

Audi Could Send The Audi R8 and TT to the Grinder in the Name of Cutting Costs

Remember when I told you that Audi Sport will phase out ICE-power RS models? Well, now thanks to the same cost-cutting measures – probably thanks to parent company VolkswagenAudi may be forced to either axe two of its most important models or do something new with them entirely. Regardless of what happens, it certainly looks like the Audi R8 and TT won’t be sticking around too much longer, at least not as we know them today, anyway.

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Kick Off Your Weekend By Watching an Audi R8 Take on an Audi TT RS-R

Kick Off Your Weekend By Watching an Audi R8 Take on an Audi TT RS-R

This sibling rivalry suddenly becomes more competitive

On paper, the stock Audi TT RS is no match to the Audi R8 V-10 Plus. One car is powered by a 2.5-liter TFSI engine that produces 394 horsepower and 354 pound-feet of torque. Meanwhile, the other car packs a 5.2-liter FSI V-10 engine that produces 610 horsepower and 413 pound-feet of torque.

You can’t dispute those figures, especially when you race both Audis against each other. So why did Carwow bother to race a TT RS against an R8 V10 Plus? The answer is the TT RS-R, the heavily modified version of the sports coupe.

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2020 Audi R8 V10 Quattro Limited Edition

2020 Audi R8 V10 Quattro Limited Edition

We are sad to see the R8 V10 Quattro go, but this limited edition makes up for it

Audi USA is churning out a special batch of R8 V10s - 30 units, for that matter - to mark the retirement of the 2020 Audi R8 V10 Quattro from the carmaker’s lineup in the U.S. Fret not, R8 fans, as Audi will keep selling the range-topping R8 V10 Performance for the 2021 model year.

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You Just Might Be Able to Get a RWD Audi R8 In the United States Again

You Just Might Be Able to Get a RWD Audi R8 In the United States Again

The RWD Audi R8 soldiered on in Europe and now it looks like it’s coming back to the U.S.

Remember back in 2018 when Audi released the Audi R8 V10 RWS in a limited production run of just 999 examples? It didn’t last long here in the States, but Audi kept it as a main part of its lineup over in Europe. Now, three years later, a new listing on the EPA’s fueleconomy.gov website hints that it’s making a comeback to the U.S. Market in both coupe and convertible form.

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This Five-Car Mashup Rendering Is the Epitome of Unfulfilled Desire

This Five-Car Mashup Rendering Is the Epitome of Unfulfilled Desire

Automakers, please produce this wild mashup of a supercar!

Renderings often serve as a fun expression of what we expect from new cars or the evolution of current cars. Sometimes, people create fun, unique renderings that look back on iconic cars from the past with a modern twist of what they would look like today. Every now and then, however, something truly amazing comes to digital life, and that’s the case with the rendering we’re about to discuss here. In short, someone took styling cues from a handful of cars that are iconic in their own right and created an all new car that has never existed and never will exist. Is this what it would look like if some of the greatest car companies in the world came together to build a truly unique supercar?

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New 2022 Audi R8: Everything We Know So Far

New 2022 Audi R8: Everything We Know So Far

New Audi R8 rumors have been flying around for years, but to no official confirmation

2019 was a splendid year for gearheads and high-end car companies alike. The Chevrolet Corvette went the mid-engine way, Bugatti blew past the 300 mph barrier with the Chiron, McLaren launched both the amazing Speedtail and the GT, while Lamborghini and Ferrari sold more supercars than they had planned.

So, we must ask. What’s Audi been doing? Sales of the Audi R8 haven’t been piercing holes through the roof, since you asked, and there’s intense talk about a new generation coming in 2022. So far Audi has been tight lipped on the topic, so the rumor mill did most of the talking. Here’s everything we know about the new Audi R8.

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New Audi R8 Meets Old Audi R8 and The Real Winners Are Us

New Audi R8 Meets Old Audi R8 and The Real Winners Are Us

It’s like watching Muhammad Ali against Muhammad Ali, really

How would you describe the first-generation Audi R8? While you’re finding your words, know that Jacky Ickx called it “the best handling road car today [i.e. back when it was introduced in 200]” yet we believe the old R8’s character is better highlighted not in front of its rivals and certainly not by itself, but in the presence of the current Audi R8.

Enter Carfection and their latest video, a petrolhead-centric masterpiece that looks at the first and second iterations of one of the most recognizable and desirable supercars to ever be born. Let’s get to it, then.

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If You Missed Out on the Audi R8 RWS but Still Want a RWD R8, We've Got Good News For You

If You Missed Out on the Audi R8 RWS but Still Want a RWD R8, We’ve Got Good News For You

This Audi R8 V10 RWD isn’t a limited-edition model, either!

Right before Audi facelifted the second-gen R8 for 2019, it released the Audi R8 V10 RWS, which was, essentially, a RWD version of the V-10 R8. The model was limited to just 999 examples, though, leaving anyone who wanted a RWD R8 left holding an empty bag. All that has changed now, though, as Audi as finally launched a new RWD version of the R8 with a V-10, and it looks even better than the RWS since it’s being introduced post-facelift. Even better yet, this baby isn’t production limited, so you might actually stand a chance at getting one. It’s not all peaches and cream, though, and there are a couple of things that you need to know.

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2020 Audi R8 LMS GT2

2020 Audi R8 LMS GT2

The R8 race car tailored for those that wear tailor-made suits on the week days

The Goodwood Festival of Speed is a great place to go if you want to see some of the world’s most revered racing cars of the past as well as a vast array of modern machinery and peeks into the future. The festival that takes places annually since 1993 on the grounds of the Goodwood House is also the place favored by some manufacturers to unveil their new products. The 2019 edition was chosen by Audi as the perfect occasion to pull the wraps off Audi Sport’s latest creation: the 640 horsepower Audi R8 LMS GT2, the most powerful racing car Audi has ever sold through its Customer Racing department. It’s designed for a new formula of Grand Touring racing that slots between GT3 and GT4 and caters for amateur racers looking for hight output machinery that’s quick down a straight line and easy to manage through the twisty bits.

Audi is a pragmatic company. Audi doesn’t put out a product for a class it doesn’t think will succeed. When Audi finally built a GT3-spec car, the class had been around for three full seasons, and it showed no signs of slowing down with more cars joining in (that same year Alpina debuted a B6-based contender, for instance) at a steady pace. Then there was the R8 LMS GT4, the GT3’s baby brother, its more pedestrian relative that is still tremendously fast (it puts out somewhere between 580 horsepower and 600 horsepower sans limiter, as much as the GT3 car without restrictions) and also expensive.

The RS3 LMS followed suit, the first sedan built by Audi Sport, one that, again, was built to be raced in a burgeoning category: TCR Touring Cars. The RS3 arrived in 2017, three years after the TCR format was first introduced. This is what makes the R8 LMS GT2 the odd one out. It’s the first Audi Sport-built car to be launched before any cars built to this ruleset ever took the track. So Audi must already know that it will be a success.

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The 2020 Audi R8 LMS GT2 Is the R8 We Deserve For the Road But Can't Have

The 2020 Audi R8 LMS GT2 Is the R8 We Deserve For the Road But Can’t Have

The 2020 Audi R8 LMS GT2 is a new car for a new class in global GT racing

The 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed was the stage for many impressive firsts and among them has been the worldwide debut of Audi Sport Customer Racing’s latest product, the ludicrous Audi R8 LMS GT2. With 640 horsepower, it’s faster than its GT3 and GT4 brethren but, somehow, it slots in between the two. Audi Sport says it’s the most potent car to come out of the Customer Racing program, and you’ll be able to see it on track next year as Stephane Ratel Organization (SRO) will allow the GT2 class to compete in series like the GT Sports Club in Europe and the GT World Challenge America across the Atlantic.

Racing has a tendency to become more and more expensive as time goes on. The pattern is as follows: a sanctioning body or a championship organizer proposes a new ruleset for a new category that’s supposed to replace an older, prohibitively expensive one. Everyone involved is happy, the new class is launched, it becomes popular, and as it starts to gain momentum, the cars evolve pushed by factory involvement and, in a matter of years, they become too expensive, and we’re back to square one. This is, broadly, what happened with the (still) highly popular GT3 formula that turned, from one category catering for amateur drivers, to one that comprises the bulk of today’s leading sports car and luxury car manufacturers, many of them pouring serious amounts of money in developing race cars able to win on the world stage. Let’s see how GT2 plans to fix this issue. In a way...

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Audi Sport Wants the Next-Gen R8 to Have a V-10 But It Really Doesn't Need It

Audi Sport Wants the Next-Gen R8 to Have a V-10 But It Really Doesn’t Need It

Audi has a big choice ahead in deciding the fate of its resident supercar

The future of the Audi R8 is still up in the air with no clear resolution in sight from Audi executives who are still debating whether to go ahead with the model or not. There are numerous scenarios floating around that could point to the future of Audi’s flagship performance vehicle, including the possibility that the R8 lives on to see a next-generation model. Some questions still need to be answered, though, before a decision is made, the most pressing of which is the kind of powertrain that will be used in the model. If Audi execs greenlight a third-generation R8, would it go electric or would it continue using the same 5.2-liter turbocharged V-10 engine that’s been sitting at the heart of the model since it hit the market in 2006? That’s a question Audi needs to answer — Audi Sport managing director Oliver Hoffman wants to keep the V-10 — though at this point, is the V-10 engine even critical to the success of the R8 anymore, or is the R8 ready to expand its powertrain horizons?

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Audi Will Dilute the Taycan's J1 Platform a Little More With the E-Tron GTR; A Replacement for the Aging Audi R8

Audi Will Dilute the Taycan’s J1 Platform a Little More With the E-Tron GTR; A Replacement for the Aging Audi R8

Pretty soon all cars will be identical below the skin – what a sad day that will be

We all now that the Dirty VAG loves to share its technology and platforms among its various appendages – a Bentley is just an Audi, and an Audi is Just a Porsche. With that in mind, we already figured out that the J1 platform that underpins the Porsche Taycan will eventually funnel down to other automakers, with brands like Audi, Bentley, and even Lamborghini eventually placing their in-house designs on top of the same chassis and battery technology. Eventually, real-life cars will all feature the same guts underneath and bodies on top – kind of like remote control cars d today. And, that’s where we’re at now as Audi starts to plan a replacement for the aging Audi R8. In doing so, CAR Magazine reports that the company will take the Taycan’s J1 platform and place it under an all-new body, creating a car that will go by the name “E-Tron GTR.” We already know quite a bit about it, but how will it serve as a spiritual successor to the Audi R8? Well, it probably won’t.

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2020 Audi R8 V10 Decennium

2020 Audi R8 V10 Decennium

The R8 turns a decade old, and Audi’s rolling out an anniversary model to celebrate the occasion

Ten years ago, Audi shocked the auto world when it uncorked an all-wheel drive, ten-cylinder supercar that ushered in a new era of performance for the German automaker. This year, the Audi R8 turns a decade old, and Audi’s throwing a party for its beloved performance machine with a special edition model called the R8 V10 Decennium. Taken from the Latin word that literally means “decade,” the R8 V10 Decennium is a fitting ode to a supercar that played a huge role in redefining the supercar segment. Only 222 models of the anniversary R8 will be available. Each model is priced at €220,000, which converts to about $250,000 based on current exchange rates. The Audi R8 Decennium becomes available starting in the spring of 2019.

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Wallpaper of the Day: 2019 Audi R8

Wallpaper of the Day: 2019 Audi R8

The Audi R8, aka the poor man’s Lamborghini, is only a few years old, but Audi decided to give it a thorough update for the 2019 model year. Unfortunately, what we thought was going to be a GT model was actually nothing more than the facelifted model that you see here. The good news, however, is that the standard model is now more aggressive than ever. Adding icing to that so delicious cake is that fact that it comes with some extra oomph to justify that extra aggression. How much? Only 30 horsepower, but that’s enough. Now, every trim can blast past the 200-mph threshold, and it can hit 62 mph in as fast as 3.1 seconds. Today, however, that performance doesn’t matter, because we’re here to honor the R8’s beautiful appearance. To do that, we’ve decided to pick out our favorite wallpaper and share it with you. If you don’t like it, there are a few more in the gallery below. Remember, if you want to know more, you can check out our in-depth review of the 2019 Audi R8 as well!

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2019 Audi R8

2019 Audi R8

The ultimate road-going R8?

Introduced in 2015, the second-generation Audi R8 was facelifted for the 2019 model year. The mid-cycle upgrade arrived rather soon, suggesting that the supercar might be redesigned in three years or so. The facelift brought a sportier exterior, a mildly altered interior, and important changes under the hood. Likewise, the R8 V10 Plus model was renamed the V10 Performance.

Sharing 50 percent of components with the R8 LMS GT3 race car shown at the 2018 Paris Motor Show, the revised R8 looks more aggressive than ever. It’s also significantly more powerful than before, with up to 30 horsepower added to the 5.2-liter V-10 engine. It’s also the first R8 to surpass 200 mph in every trim, including Spyder models. Although it was originally believed that Audi might add a new GT model to the lineup, the sportier car spotted testing in Europe turned out to be just the regular facelift. Let’s find out more about all of that in the review below.

Continue reading to learn more about the Audi R8.

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The Audi R8 set to stick with V-10 power

The Audi R8 set to stick with V-10 power

No, you won’t see a budget R8 with a V-6 anytime soon

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.

Ever since a leaked image supposedly showcasing Audi’s release schedule over the next couple of years hit the internet, people have been talking about the possibility of a more affordable model to complete the range. Since the arrival of the second-generation R8, back in 2015, Audi dropped the V-8 engine option the R8 originally had at its core.

Now, with most manufacturers choosing forced induction to minimize the size of their engines and the number of cylinders, the R8 would have been a likely suspect of receiving this treatment in the near future.

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Will Smith Is About to Get Jiggy With Audi's First Animated Concept, the RSQ e-tron

Will Smith Is About to Get Jiggy With Audi’s First Animated Concept, the RSQ e-tron

The Audi RSQ e-tron is the second RSQ To Appear On The Big Screen

After the PB18 E-Tron, no one really expected Audi to reveal a new supersport car. Yet, it did - the Audi RSQ e-tron. It’s animated, though. Like, cartoon type of thing “animated.” Designed in conjunction with Fox, the new Audi RSQ e-tron is bound to appear in the next animated movie Spies in Disguise, starring none other than Will Smith. As many of you may recall, this is not the first time for Audi and Will Smith to appear together on the big screen. The actor had that astonishing futuristic autonomous Audi for the movie I, Robot. Obviously, right now, the driving part isn’t really possible.

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An Audi R8 Was Literally Ripped in Half After Colliding with a Volkswagen Van

An Audi R8 Was Literally Ripped in Half After Colliding with a Volkswagen Van

Audis aren’t supposed to break in half like this

In what can be considered as one of the most unnerving car crashes we’ve seen in recent history, an Audi R8 was violently cut in half after a massive crash with a Volkswagen van in northern Italy near the Austrian border over the weekend. It’s unclear as to how the crash came about, but photos from the scene of the crash show a wet road, suggesting that the driver of the R8 may have lost control of the supercar before colliding with the Volkswagen van. Fortunately, both the driver of the R8 and the driver of the VW van escaped the ordeal without any major injuries.

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The 2019 Audi R8 is More Attractive and Powerful than Ever

The 2019 Audi R8 is More Attractive and Powerful than Ever

The new Audi R8 looks like a proper race car!

It’s been only three years since Audi introduced the second-generation R8, and the supercar has already been upgraded to its mid-cycle specs. It’s A bit more aggressive on the outside and now cranks out more power in both standard and beefed-up versions. Previously known as the V10 Plus, the range-topping model was renamed the V10 Performance. The German supercar will go on sale in Europe in early 2019.

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Audi Teases the Facelifted R8 - Will it Be More of the Same?

Audi Teases the Facelifted R8 - Will it Be More of the Same?

Audi’s New Facelifted R8 Is Coming And It May Bring A Lot Of Novelties

Audi just teased the new facelifted 2020 R8 on social media. The photograph Audi Sport revealed does show a few subtle tweaks to the front of the car, but thanks to numerous spy photographs caught earlier we can infer a lot about the facelifted Audi R8. While we are waiting for Audi to introduce the real deal sometime later this year or in early 2019, it is obvious that the new car will receive an even wider front grille, slightly tweaked front lights that cast a clear link to the lights on the latest Audi cars, and far wider front air intakes.

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2019 Audi R8 V10 Plus Coupe Competition Package

2019 Audi R8 V10 Plus Coupe Competition Package

A lighter and more dynamic Audi R8 V10 Plus sounds enticing

It’s time for another Audi R8 Special Edition. The new SE, called the R8 V10 Plus Competition Package, receives a bundle of parts from the Audi Sports bin, included in part to help the supercar shed weight and improve its aerodynamic performance. Production is limited to just ten units, all of which are earmarked specifically for the U.S. market. Each unit of the R8 V10 Plus Competition Package costs $237,350. The special edition R8 arrives in dealerships in November 2018.

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2019 Audi R8 LMS GT3

2019 Audi R8 LMS GT3

Race-spec with Four Rings

Audi is one of the most successful manufacturers in the highly-popular GT3 arena which attracted most of the world’s top manufacturers since the class debuted in 2006. The German manufacturer rolled out an update for its second-generation R8 LMS which promises to build on an already strong base.

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This New Audi R8 LMS GT3 Serves as a Preview for the 2020 Audi R8 Road Car

This New Audi R8 LMS GT3 Serves as a Preview for the 2020 Audi R8 Road Car

The race car will be on starting grids everywhere in 2019

Audi unveiled at the Paris Motor Show the Evo version of its ultra-successful R8 LMS GT3 race car ahead of a 2019 debut in competition. The R8 LMS Evo also shares some design cues with the upcoming 2020 Audi R8 road car.

The most popular sports car racing category of the past decade, FIA GT3, designed for production-based sports cars and supercars with revised aerodynamics and performance just got a new stablemate. It comes from Ingolstadt, and it is the Audi R8 LMS Evo which is an updated version of the second generation R8 LMS which debuted three years ago.

The car will debut in competition worldwide next year with the R8 LMS Evo expected to run in championships in Asia, Europe, North-America, and Australia. Customers will be offered the choice of either acquiring a brand-new race-ready R8 LMS Evo or just the aerodynamic kit and mechanical upgrades that can be applied to 2015-spec R8 LMS cars.

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Is Audi Bringing a Race-Spec Version of The R8 To Paris?

Is Audi Bringing a Race-Spec Version of The R8 To Paris?

Mysterious model is scheduled to debut at the City of Lights this week

Audi Sport has released a mysterious teaser of a car that looks like the R8 supercar. Audi didn’t confirm that it’s the facelifted version of the supercar so if it’s not that, this model sitting underneath the sheets could be a race car based on the R8. The facelifted R8 is expected to arrive later this year so it’s possible that this model could serve as a preview of what we can look forward to when the new R8 debuts. There are no specific details about the car other than Audi’s plan to show the model at the 2018 Paris Motor Show. We’ll know more then.

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The 2019 Audi R8 Facelift May Bring Back the Rear-Wheel Drive RWS

The 2019 Audi R8 Facelift May Bring Back the Rear-Wheel Drive RWS

Should This Facelift Be Called ‘Rearlift’ instead?

If the launch of 2019 facelift of the Audi R8 before the end of this year is not exciting enough for you, then we have a scoop that might help. Audi is analyzing the prospects of reviving the rear-wheel-drive RWS model! The non-Quattro version of the R8 was limited to just 999 copies all across the globe, out of which only 330 were earmarked for the U.S.

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Next-Gen Audi Supercar Could be an All-Electric, 1,000-Horsepower Monster

Next-Gen Audi Supercar Could be an All-Electric, 1,000-Horsepower Monster

It won’t be a third-gen R8, but the name could stick around for this model

The arrival of the Audi PB18 E-Tron has opened the floodgates on surrounding the R8’s future. The latest whispers indicate that while the R8 will not return for a third generation, the name will soldier on as part of an all-electric supercar that will have as much as 1,000 horsepower at its disposal. There’s no timetable for the electric supercar’s release as the current R8 is just about to start its mid-cycle refresh. If the R8 E-Tron happens “again,” it’s unlikely to arrive at least until the next decade, possibly around 2022.

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2019 Audi R8 Spyder

2019 Audi R8 Spyder

Could it be a new RS or GT model?

The second-generation Audi R8 was launched in 2015 and, despite rumors that it may be discontinued, the supercar will live on for at least a few more years. The facelifted version of the R8 coupe was spotted on public roads back in March, and now the Spyder model surfaced with similar updates.

While notable changes make sense for a mid-cycle refresh, word has it that the Spyder in out latest shots could be more than just a facelift. Audi may be working on a beefed-up version of the supercar that could carry an "RS" or "GT" badge. With the nameplate likely to go into the history books in a few years, the Germans might be looking to give it a proper send-off with a more aerodynamic and powerful version. Unfortunately, Audi is still mum on the details, so we won’t know for sure until the company spills the beans or the camo comes off. Meanwhile, let’s have a closer look at what the updated R8 Spyder might bring to the table.

Continue reading to learn more about the upcoming Audi R8 Spyder.

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2019 Audi Sport Performance Parts R8 Edition

2019 Audi Sport Performance Parts R8 Edition

Only 44 units will be made, including five that are allocated for the U.K. market

The Audi R8 has had no shortage of special editions, and like clockwork, the German automaker is presenting a new limited edition model called the Audi Sport Performance Parts R8 Edition. Limited to just five models, the Sport Performance Parts R8 Edition packs plenty of upgrades spread throughout the whole car. There are new aero bits, improved suspension, and an exclusive body kit that no other R8 model, past or present, has worn. There will only 44 units of the Sport Performance Parts R8 Edition produced, including five models allocated for the U.K. market.

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Video of the Day: Jay Lenos Garage: Audi R8 V10 RWS

Video of the Day: Jay Lenos Garage: Audi R8 V10 RWS

The closest thing you can get to Audi’s race car

As Jay Leno puts it, the Audi R8 V10 RWS isn’t a flashy car, really, and it’s a huge improvement over the Audi sports cars of the past. Unlike the other versions of the Audi R8, it was made specifically for rear wheel drive. Less than 400 were destined for the United States with the remaining examples of the limited edition car being spread across the rest of the world’s markets. What’s even cooler, however, is the engine placed behind the rear seats is the same engine that’s used in Audi’s race car. Of course, it’s tuned down a bit to 540 horsepower and 399 pound-feet of torque, but that’s enough for a 3.7-second sprint to 62 mph. It tops out at just 199 mph. Of course, there’s so much more to the R8 V10 RWS, so check out this episode of Jay Leno’s Garage to learn all about it.

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Will Audi Replace The R8 With An EV Supercar Powered By A Solid-State Battery?

Will Audi Replace The R8 With An EV Supercar Powered By A Solid-State Battery?

Looking for the next big thing in electric performance

In case you hadn’t heard, the so-called “EV Revolution” is currently underway, bringing the heat to internal combustion with crazy torque and power levels. However, there are still a few ways in which traditional powerplants best their battery-driven rivals, but that might all change if Audi follows through on its research into solid-state batteries.

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