The latest edition of the Audi R8 made positive and lasting impressions on the world following its official debut during the 2018 Geneva Auto Show. The car boasts of an improved performance, new technology and better looks. This redesigned model has much to offer to all the prospective buyers as elaborated below;
The outer design of the 2019 Audi R8 is simpler and more geometric compared to the preceding model. Its angular exterior makes it look bolder and more aggressive. The side blades in the model are less conspicuous. Contrasting color panels are used in the model but the sculpted sheet metals breaks them making them less noticeable. V10 and V10 Plus are the 2 trim options that will be availed. Lightweight materials including carbon fiber reinforced plastic and aluminium are used in the production of this model. These materials make it weigh 110 less pounds leading to improved aerodynamic abilities. An LED lighting system is incorporated in this model that also integrates a laser system from speeds of 37mph onwards.
Inside the car, there is ample space for the driver and the co-driver to fit in comfortably. The cargo area is also reasonably large. Its dashboard is very modernized and integrates the TFT design. The drive select controller has a knob that moves from the center console to the face of the steering wheel. The cabin has redesigned seats that sportier and are neatly finished. The virtual cockpit has a 12.3 digital instrument cluster that is free standing near the steering wheel. Technologically advanced infotainment features are installed in the 2019 Audi R8 and so are the state of the art security features.
2019 Audi R8 Engine and Performance
In both the trim options, the engine will be a 5.2 liter 10 cylinder engine model. The difference lies in the amount of power that the engine generates. In the standard model, the power output is 540 horsepower while 610 horsepower is produced in the V10 Plus engine. These engines can tolerate 398 and 413 pound feet of torque respectively. In the V10 Plus, the engine shoots from zero to the 62mph mark in 3.2 seconds and has a top speed of 205.1mph. This engine should be more efficient than that in the precedimg model.
The mileage is estimated at 19.9mpg due to the cylinder deactivation, stop-start anti-idling technology and a direct injection. The power produced is transmitted to the wheels using a 7 speed S Tronic dual-clutch gearbox. The standard driving mode is the all wheel drive. Interestingly, the model will also be produced in an e-tron model but in limited edition. This one will not have an internal combustion engine but will instead be fully electric. The e-tron will produce 456 horsepower and tolerate 679 pound feet of torque. It will hit the 62mph mark in 3.9 seconds and will have a top speed of 155mph. Its charging time will be less than 2 hours and a distance of 280 miles will be covered by a fully charged battery.
2019 Audi R8 Release Date and Price
The R8 will start retailing in the course of next year (2018). The price will depend on either of the trim levels selected. It is expected that the V10 model will retail at approximately $184,550 while the V10 Plus will go for $209,600.