30 Nov A first glimpse at the 2019 Audi R8
There’s a new Audi coming out that all Audi fans are going to fall in love with — the Audi R8. That’s because Audi has made it easy to fall in love with it thanks to its great looks, impressive terms, and relative affordability. Best of all, the R8 is getting several tweaks in 2019 to make it even more different from previous versions of the car.
Don’t worry, though, because the impressive, naturally-aspirated V10 isn’t one of the things changing. In fact, the engine is available in two power ratings. It’s expected that the standard car will produce 532 horsepower whereas the better version will exceed 600 horsepower.
There are several performance upgrades to look forward to, however. Audi has promised that the 2019 R8 is going to get much better handling thanks to improvement in the suspension and steering adjustments. Audi hasn’t elaborated on exactly what is changing but it is expected that the 2019 R8 will have better steering feedback.
There will also be new drive settings for the 2019 Audi R8. Specifically, this will be dry, wet and snow setting for the car’s performance mode. While we doubt anyone will be driving the R8 in the snow, it isn’t beyond the realms of possibility and it goes to show what the German manufacturer thinks is possible with its flagship supercar.
There are also new 0-inch lightweight machined wheels available as an option on the 2019 Audi R8 alongside the standard 19-inch units. Like previous models. The 2019 version has carbon-ceramic brakes as an option, too. At the front, Audi has changed the R8’s front splutter, making it from carbon-reinforced plastic. The result is that the car’s weight has been shaved by over 4 pounds. The actual nose of the car has more of a square look for 2019, and several cool looking vents have been added above the remodeled central grille. The effect is that the 2019 R8 looks a lot like the original and oh-so-famous Quattro of the 1980s. At the back, the rear diffuser has also been redesigned with a central vent added. For those of you who care about color, two new colors have been added for 2019: Ascari Blye and Kemora Grey.
The changes that Audi is making to the 2019 R8 Coupe and the Spider are massive, all of the upgrades added up should help to make this fantastic model even better. The 2019 Audi R8 will be offered in Europe by the end of the year, but an Audi spokesperson has only said that the new R8 will make it to America sometime in 2019.
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