2019 Audi R8

2019 Audi R8 Exterior
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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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Latest Audi R8 news and reviews:

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

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

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2020 Audi R8 V10 Decennium

2020 Audi R8 V10 Decennium

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Wallpaper of the Day: 2019 Audi R8

Wallpaper of the Day: 2019 Audi R8

2019 Audi R8

2019 Audi R8

The ultimate road-going R8?
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The Audi R8 set to stick with V-10 power

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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
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The 2019 Audi R8 is More Attractive and Powerful than Ever

The new Audi R8 looks like a proper race car!
Audi Teases the Facelifted R8 - Will it Be More of the Same?

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

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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
2019 Audi R8 LMS GT3

2019 Audi R8 LMS GT3

Race-spec with Four Rings
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
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Is Audi Bringing a Race-Spec Version of The R8 To Paris?

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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?
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

Latest Frankfurt Auto Show:

2019 Audi R8 Spyder

2019 Audi R8 Spyder

Could it be a new RS or GT model?
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
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Video of the Day: Jay Lenos Garage: Audi R8 V10 RWS

The closest thing you can get to Audi’s race car
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Will Audi Replace The R8 With An EV Supercar Powered By A Solid-State Battery?

Looking for the next big thing in electric performance
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This is what happens when you let stupidity take over
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Wallpaper of the Day: 2018 Audi R8 Coupe

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Audi Shoots Down Rumors That It's Developing a V-6 R8

Audi Shoots Down Rumors That It’s Developing a V-6 R8

Well, that was quick
The Audi R8's Facelift will Include a New Entry-Level Model with the Same 2.9-liter V-6 Found in the Porsche Panamera and Audi RS5

The Audi R8’s Facelift will Include a New Entry-Level Model with the Same 2.9-liter V-6 Found in the Porsche Panamera and Audi RS5

If we’re not getting a next-gen model, might as well get a new trim level...
Think VW Killing the Beetle Was Bad? Wait Until You Realize the Audi R8 Is Discontinued too!

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It had an awesome run, but future priorities have put it on the back-burner
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Saint Patrick’s Day Special - Check Out These Mean And Green Performance Machines

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Wallpaper of the Day: 2018 Audi R8 RWS

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Audi R8 to Get the Axe in 2020

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2018 Audi R8 V10 RWS

2018 Audi R8 V10 RWS

Only 999 units of this rear-wheel drive Audi R8 will be built
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Audi Makes a Move to Please Purists with the Audi R8 V-10 RWS: RWD Performance at its Finest

AWD is for losers - real men send power to the rear wheels only
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Big aero, big rubber, track-ready and looking mean
Audi Sport launches new driving experience at Circuit of The Americas

Audi Sport launches new driving experience at Circuit of The Americas

Learn to master the R8 V10 Plus on a Formula One track!

Latest Wallpapers:

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TopSpeed’s Top 5 High-End Track-Ready Sports Coupes

Two doors and too much fun
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Audi Launches Sport Performance Parts Upgrades For R8 And TT

Available as a retrofit package
TopSpeed's Top 5 All-Electric Performance Cars

TopSpeed’s Top 5 All-Electric Performance Cars

They slice! They dice! They even destroy performance records!
2018 Audi R8 Spyder V10 Plus

2018 Audi R8 Spyder V10 Plus

Audi’s most powerful convertible ever!
2017 Audi R8 LMS GT4

2017 Audi R8 LMS GT4

The already successful R8 LMS goes GT4 racing!
2018 Audi R8 Coupe Audi Sport Edition

2018 Audi R8 Coupe Audi Sport Edition

R8 goes bespoke with help from the Audi Sport division

Latest spy shots:

2017 Audi R8 V10 By ABT Sportsline

2017 Audi R8 V10 By ABT Sportsline

German tuner gives its supercar compatriot a shot of the tuning goods
2017 Audi R8 V10 Plus Exclusive Edition

2017 Audi R8 V10 Plus Exclusive Edition

Limited edition R8 becomes first Audi with laser light technology in the U.S.
2016 Audi R8 Star of Lucis

2016 Audi R8 Star of Lucis

One-off Audi R8 is exclusive to the Japanese market
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Audi May Drop its MLB and Mid-Engine Platforms; Audi R8 Could be Discontinued

Raise your hand if you saw all of this coming
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Say Goodbye to the Short-Lived Audi R8 e-tron

The all-electric R8 canceled after less than two years on the market
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Entry-Level Audi R8 to get the 2.9-liter V-6 Found in the Porsche Panamera

Engines get smaller as power output increases

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We Found the Audi R8 24H Edition Sitting Pretty In a Paris Showroom

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2017 - 2018 Audi R8 Spyder

2017 - 2018 Audi R8 Spyder

Audi’s V-10-powered supercar loses its top
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2017 - 2018 Audi R8

2017 - 2018 Audi R8

2017 Audi R8 Coupé V10 Plus "Selection 24h" Edition

2017 Audi R8 Coupé V10 Plus "Selection 24h" Edition

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2016 Audi R8 V10 Plus Beastie Toys By Wheelsandmore

German supercar gets fitting name for a fitting upgrade

Latest Frankfurt Auto Show:

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Drive Hits 180 MPH At Daytona In An Audi R8: Video

Unleashing the Four Ring monster
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Audi R8 V6 Could Get Variation Of S4’s V-6 Engine

Entry-level R8 is also being touted to pack as much as 450 horsepower