Exterior design

  • Characteristic taut mid-engined sports car design with new accents
  • Wider and flatter Singleframe radiator grille; slits in the hood are reminiscent of the Audi Sport quattro; new air inlets
  • LED headlights as standard, optional Audi laser light and dynamic turn signals, also at the front
  • New sill trims, new cover in the engine compartment, air inlet grille at rear
  • Diffuser moved upward, exhaust system with elliptical tailpipes
  • Three exterior packages, two new paint colors and black Audi rings available


  • Naturally aspirated 5.2 liter (0.2 cu ft) high-speed V10 engine with higher output and torque (Combined fuel consumption in l/100km: 13.3 – 12.9 (17.7 – 18.2 US mpg); combined CO2 emissions in g/km*: 301 -293 (484.4 – 471.5 g/mi)
  • Two versions with 419 kW (570 metric horsepower) (combined fuel consumption in l/100 km*: 13.3 – 12.9; combined CO2 emissions in g/km*: 302 – 293) and 456 kW (620 metric horsepower) (combined fuel consumption in l/100 km*: 13.3 – 13.1; combined CO2 emissions in g/km*: 302 – 297), 560 or 580 Nm (413 or 427.8 lb-ft) of torque at 6,200 or 6,500 rpm, respectively
  • Dry sump lubrication like in motor racing, top-of-the-line engine variant with optimized valve train with components made of titanium 
  • Instant response characteristics, extremely lively, characteristic V10 sound
  • Cylinder on demand (COD), dual injection, coasting mode, gasoline particulate filter
  • 0–100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 3.1 seconds, top speed of 331 km/h (205.7 mph) (R8 Coupé V10 performance quattro) 


  • Lightning-fast and compact seven-speed S tronic mounted behind the engine
  • quattro drive with electro-hydraulically activated and electronically controlled multi-plate clutch, fully variable drive torque distribution, rear axle with mechanical locking differential


  • All-round double wishbones, R8 V10 quattro with Audi magnetic ride technology
  • High-performance brakes on all four wheels, top-of-the-line version with carbon
  • fiber ceramic disks, optionally with red brake calipers
  • Production steering and dynamic steering (optional) with even more precise response characteristics
  • 19-inch wheels as standard, new milled 20-inch wheels available upon request
  • New 20-inch summer tires and sport tires
  • Dynamic handling system Audi drive select with four modes as standard; the R8 V10 performance quattro has three additional special performance programs

Audi Space Frame (ASF)

  • Audi Space Frame made of aluminum and carbon fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP), weight 200 kilograms (440.9 lb) (for Coupé), vehicle curb weight 1,595 kilograms (3,516.4 lb) (for R8 Coupé V10 performance quattro)
  • Audi R8 Spyder with 44 kilogram (97 lb) electro-hydraulic fabric top
  • Aerodynamic concept focuses on high downforce figures, wide diffuser


  • Clean lines, monoposto arch in cockpit, hovering instrument panel
  • R8 performance quattro equipped with lightweight design bucket seats as standard
  • Three new colors in interior
  • R8 performance design package available with leather/Alcantara upholstery for the first time

Controls, display and infotainment

  • Controls are fully focused on the driver; all key functions are on the steering wheel
  • Two steering wheel variants with two or three satellite buttons
  • Audi virtual cockpit with 12.3-inch display
  • MMI navigation plus with MMI touch as standard, Audi connect with LTE module and Wi-Fi hotspot as well as Audi phone boxavailable upon request, Bang & Olufsen sound system with head restraint speakers as standard in the Audi R8 V10 quattro


  • New model designations depending on engine variant: R8 V10 quattro and R8 V10 performance quattro, both available as Coupé and Spyder
  • The models will go on sale in early 2019

All terms marked in the text are explained in detail in the technology lexicon at www.audi-mediacenter.com/en/technology-lexicon.

The equipment, data and prices specified in this document refer to the model range offered in Germany. Subject to change without notice; errors and omissions excepted.