It seems that we will be getting a new version of Audi R8 next year, complete with a new entry-level engine. – 2019 Audi R8 GT
2019 Audi R8 GT Redesign
The Ingolstadt factory hasn’t officially confirmed new R8 redesign, but there are already photos of the new model roaming German streets. Released in 2015, this iteration of R8 is the second generation of Audi’s premium sports car and Germans are putting finishing details on its mid-cycle facelift. 2019 Volkswagen T-Cross
Compared to the older model, a new car will feature a wider front grille, larger fender vents, and a bigger diffuser. Audi will also offer a new entry-level model, powered by a 2.9-liter twin-turbocharged V-6 engine, already in use with Porsche Panamera, Audi RS4, and RS5.
Currently, there aren’t many photos of the interior of the new R8, but it is safe to assume that there won’t be many changes. The old model featured Alcantara and leather, digital instrument cluster, and carbon-fiber seats. The seats are most likely to be redesigned and given a sportier look and feel.
Audi discontinued V8 engine for R8, so the only remaining option, apart from the entry model, is a 5.2-liter V10 monster, sending 540 horsepower to the wheels. It is the engine R8 shares with Lamborghini Huracan, but the new R8 GT model will probably feature a beefed-up version capable of delivering more than 600 horsepower.
There are rumors that Germans are planning to go even further and increase the engine’s performance to 700 horsepower. Considering that the new model will be some 200 pounds (100 kilograms) lighter than the old, the improvement in performance should be drastic. It is estimated that the new model will reach 0-60 mph speed in less than three seconds. R8 – Wikipedia…
The standard S Tronic dual-clutch gearbox and Quattro all-wheel drive will also be present on the redesigned R8.
The Spyder, a convertible version of R8, seems to be left out of this redesign. The original version was presented to the public a year later that the non-convertible model, so it may arrive in 2020.
Price, 2019 Audi R8 GT
Top of the line Audi R8 with a 5.2-liter V10 engine costs $194,400, so the new model will probably sell for upward of $200,000. If Audi only offers a limited-edition car, it well may end up with a $230,000 price tag. Compared to the competition, it will be more expensive than the Porsche 911, but cheaper than Ferrari 488 GTB and the new McLaren 720S.
Currently, there isn’t a set date for the new model release, but 2019 is the earliest we can expect it.
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