2020 Audi R8

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There is no sport car like the Audi R8- it’s a blend of modern design and technology. The speculated sport car is set to arrive with reworked front and rear profiles. For 2019, the carmaker brought the R8 Convertible along with the Coupe version. The upcoming car has been seen with minimal camouflage that gives a lot of cues about the overall design update. Audi is expected to launch the entry-level model with a smaller engine and lower price. If rumors are to be believed, the base engine would be a V6 and the V10 would be continuing anyways. The updated R8 will be retaining the current platform, Volkswagen’s modular sports-car system (MSS), which is also shared with the Lamborghini Huracan.

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Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2020 Audi R8 Base

Base

power
568 hp
fuel
TBD
mpg
TBD

$141,000


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
2dr Coupe (5.2L V10) Starting at $141,000 MSRP TBD 568 hp, 5.2 L, V10,
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7-Speed Automatic all wheel drive TBD

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Expert Review


CARHP Editorial March 26, 2019

2020 Audi R8 Preview, Specifiations, Release Date

There is no sport car like the Audi R8- it’s a blend of modern design and technology. The speculated sport car is set to arrive with reworked front and rear profiles. For 2019, the carmaker brought the R8 Convertible along with the Coupe version. The upcoming car has been seen with minimal camouflage that gives a lot of cues about the overall design update. Audi is expected to launch the entry-level model with a smaller engine and lower price. If rumors are to be believed, the base engine would be a V6 and the V10 would be continuing anyways. The updated R8 will be retaining the current platform, Volkswagen’s modular sports-car system (MSS), which is also shared with the Lamborghini Huracan.

What's New for 2020 Audi R8?

  • New exterior and interior colors
  • Refrehed design styling tweaks
  • Power upgraded and the top speed hits 200 mph for first time
  • New Special-edition model named Decennium available
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2020 Audi R8 Coupe Specifications

Engine

Premium Unleaded V-10, 5.2 L

Transmission

7-Speed S Tronic

Passenger Capacity

4

Body Style

Coupe

Drivetrain

AWD

What We Like

  • Good refreshing look
  • Upgraded top speed

What We don't Like

  • Rear-drive model no longer into existence

2020 Audi R8 Engine

Currently, Audi R8 is offered with a sole 5.2-liter 10-cylinder engine. In the standard version, it delivers 562 horsepower, which is 30hp more than that offered in 2018 model. However, there are good chances that the car makes can bring a lower-spec engine in the form of a twin-turbo 2.9-liter V6 (replacing the V8 from the previous generation). As of now, this engine is associated with the Audi RS5, where it produces 444 horses and 443 lb-ft of torque. We believe that the Audi R8 will be tuned to deliver more power. Transmission duties might be carried out by an 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission via Audi’s Quattro all-wheel-drive system. We are expecting that Audi won’t be offering a rear-wheel drive with the V6 engine.

2020 Audi R8 Exterior

In comparison to the previous models, the front fascia looks completely changed with different shape of grilles. The main grille is more slant, making the front look wider and lower than the outgoing model. The newly outboard grilles don’t adjoin with the headlights and have a bit more slanted sides. Meanwhile, the flanks remain unchanged, but the tail lamps are revised for sure. Below the taillights, there’s a full-width grille. The rectangular exhaust tips have been given RS-style oval tips. Basically, all these are already present in the updated Coupe version. The difference with the Roadster lies with the additional grille present between the taillights and the spoiler fitted on the rear.

2020 Audi R8 Interior

The interior remains unchanged for the 2020 R8. The only visible changed made to the R8's cabin is the available two new shades.

2020 Audi R8 Pricing and Availability

Once launched, the 2020 R8 will rival against some prominent sport cars like Acura NSX, Aston Martin Vantage, Lamborghini Huracán, McLaren 570S/570GT, and Mercedes-AMG GT. Since the carmaker is now more inclined towards electrification, therefore, it is trying to maintain interest. The carmaker is working on a mid-cycle styling update as well. In order to target more audience, the idea of bringing a lower base engine is pretty much justified. This will help Audi to maintain the sales momentum as well. The V6 powered R8 would bring the prices down by at least $1K, expanding the brand’s portfolio among the competition.

The 2020 Audi R8 Coupe costs $5k more than the 2018 model, with a starting price of $172,450. The Spyder and V10 performance coupe costs $1500 more, priced at $184,650, and 198,450, respectively. The 50-unit special edition model Decennium that comes with appearance package costs $217,545.