No one can deny the incredible sensation brought by the 2018 Audi R8. It has an inspiring supercar style, it has cool interior design, and more importantly, it has the addicting V-10 engine. And when the 2018 Audi R8 V10 came in, it just became much, much better. But if you think that is the ultimate form of Audi R8, be ready to think again because the upcoming 2019 Audi R8 may exceed such achievement. So with no further ado, let’s have a 2019 Audi R8 first look!
The Audi R8 is like Audi’s effort of creating an “everyday supercar”, and for the record, they did nail this goal. In fact, the 2018 Audi R8 can do just fine within the next few years by itself. However, clearly the company does not want to just stop there, especially with their latest reveal of 2019 Audi R8.
First off, we can see that the 2019 R8 is getting new facelift, mostly focusing on various changes in details. Looking from the front, the 2019 R8 looks much more aggressive by featuring more grills and interesting shapes. The front lights location still remains the same, except that it seems to be larger. And more typically, it has 3 new front noses which seem to be inspired by the Audi Quattro Sport; however, we still don’t whether they are there for aerodynamics or simply for aesthetic reason.
Coming to the rear, it also looks more sporty, more “supercar-ish,” typically the Audi Sport’s signature oval exhaust tips instead of the current 2018 R8’s square-shaped, quad-exhaust tips. In addition, we can also see a new vent which spans the entire fascia.
Aside from the new facelift, the 2019 Audi R8 is also expected to be lighter, more powerful with better handling. In terms of weight, Audi has tried to reduce as more weight as they can, like the carbon-aluminum front sway bar which cuts down about 4.4lbs. We expect it will have more weight-saving changes throughout the car but for now, we will have to wait and see.
As for the power, we can still expect the good ol’ V-10 engine. The current 2018 R8 has 570hp and 406lb-ft of torque, and in R8 Performance, these figures get bumped up to 620hp and 417lb-ft. The 2018 R8’s acceleration from zero to 60mph is also at 3.4sec, while the R8 Performance’s record is 3.1sec. Judging by these figures, we can expect the 2019 Audi R8 to gain more power. But since Audi has not revealed its specs yet, we don’t know the exact increase amount.
In terms of performance, the car is claimed to have better stability and precision. More specifically, the two systems: electromechanically assisted power steering and the optional dynamic steering systems will definitely make a return to enhance road feedback and response. Three new drive modes: Dry, Wet, and Snow are also included in the Dynamic Select system. It also gains enhanced stability control for better brake and if the customers are so desired: they can have optional carbon-ceramic brakes.
So far, the 2019 Audi R8 looks better with more supercar-vibe in overall. We can also expect various changes to the car’s performance and power. But at the moment, we will have to wait til 2018 Los Angeles Motor Show and let’s hope that Audi will reveal more to us. And for now, thank you and stay tune for more news in the future!
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