The premium carmaker from Ingolstadt is about to update its supercar significantly. According to the latest reports, a facelifted version of this model is about to come as 2020 Audi R8. The current version is present on the market since 2015. It represents the second generation of this amazing car. Considering a highly competitive segment, this update seems logical. The focus will be on the visual appearance, which will be upgraded significantly. Also, there are reports about a new engine, which could bring slight power increase.
This is the area of 2020 Audi R8 that will suffer most. While the base design is about to remain the same, visual appearance will be changed a lot. The testing model is on the road already and we can notice a lot of camouflaged areas, on both ends of the car. At the front, the 2020 Audi R8 should come with a new grille, which will be wider and flatter. Also, there is a new bumper, which will come with reshaped air intakes and several other tweaks. From the side, you can notice that side skirts are also camouflaged, which indicates new design as well. Finally, the rear end will come massive changes as well. The most notable are definitely new exhaust tips, which feature oval instead of square shape that characterized the current model. Also, expect various changes on the rear bumper, diffuser, and other areas.
The cabin of this car has always been a cutting-edge among performance car. It offers superior materials quality and a lot of tech features, including the company’s amazing virtual cockpit system. The list of standard features is amazing, and this is the thing that puts the R8 ahead of some rivals like the 2020 Acura NSX. While the NSX is superior in terms of acceleration, handling, fuel economy and overall performances, the R8 compensates these drawback with amazing interior quality. In overall, the R8 seems seems like a little bit better car, thanks to outstanding luxury. Still, if your priority are superior performances, the NSX would be a better choice.
The 2020 Audi R8 should continue with a familiar 5.2-liter V10 engine. This amazing unit comes in two output variants. Base versions are good for about 540 horsepower, while R8 Plus goes all away up to 602 horsepower. Some reports suggest a big power increase. According to these reports, the new 2020 Audi R8 will be on par with Lamborghini Huracan Performante, which uses the same V10 engine but with 640 hp. Such boost will definitely move this supercar closer to the point of 3 seconds, when it comes to 0-60 time.
2020 Audi R8 Release Date and Price
We expect to see 2020 Audi R8 sometime in the next year. In terms of price, we expect no changes. Base models should go around $164,000.