The Audi R8 has long been one of our favorite fast cars and it looks like it will be even…
The Audi R8 V10 is an easy car to love. It’s nice,and in the supercar it’s relatively affordable to own, reliably and actually make a fairly reasonable daily driver. Audi could probably have soldier with for a couple of years without giving too many complaints. Not happy to rest on their laurels, the company announced Tuesday that its mid-engined missile gets some tweaks.
First of all, the highly rejuvenating naturally aspirated V1
0 goes nowhere. It is available in two power values. We guess it means the standard car will still produce 532 horsepower and the Plus model will be out for 602, but Audi does not currently indicate.
In terms of performance changes, the Audi 2019 promises R8 management becomes a little love in the form of some suspension and steering adjustments. Again, the German vending machine is quite nice about what it changes in suspension, but the control is set to provide more feedback, and there is still an optional dynamic variable-speed control system.
Audi brings new drive settings to the R8 as well. Specifically, it adds dry, wet and snow settings to the car’s performance. Frankly, we would like to meet the maniac who runs hisin the snow in performance mode, but because it’s all-wheel drive with good snow we would not mind trying it either.
New lightweight 20-inch machined wheels are available, 19 inch units are standard. As before, there are coal-ceramic brakes, which you can expect on this type of machine. Audi has also upgraded the car’s front part, which makes it from carbon-reinforced plastic, a change that shines a little over 4npounds from the car’s nose.
In what way, the nose of the R8 is now more square, with some nice valves above the rebuilt (and still large) central grid designed to produce Audi’s famous original Quattro model from the 1980s. Rear there is a redesigned rear diffuser with central valve. There are also two new colors available for 2019: Ascari Blue and Kemora Gray.
While none of the changes that Audi makes to either the 2019 R8 Coupe or Drop Spider Spider is huge, the cumulative result of these small upgrades should make a good car even better. Audi will start offering the updated R8 in Europe from the beginning of next year, but at the moment, a company representative would only confirm to the Roadshow that in our part of the world, the model will come “2019” and is “subject to a future announcement for the US market. “