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Audi R8 to stick with V10 for this generation

The Audi R8 will see out its second generation with the existing 5.2-litre naturally-aspirated V10 engine as its sole powertrain option. In the first-generation car, the R8 was offered with a V10, while more affordable variants were powered by a 4.2-litre naturally-aspirated V8. The latter engine disappeared when the second-generation R8 was unveiled in 2015...

CarAdvice podcast 126: MG Motorsport driver, James Brock!

On this week's show are Mandy Turner, Kez Casey, and Mike Stevens. In car news, Holden has halted production of the Commodore and Equinox, the Porsche Mission-E Cross Turismo has been announced for production, and the 2019 Audi R8 has been revealed. Plus, Ford has teased a possible hybrid Mustang model, and a hybrid is also on the cards for the Chevrolet Camaro...

2019 Audi R8, R8 Spyder revealed

The facelifted 2019 Audi R8 has been officially revealed this morning, before it goes on sale in Europe early next year. UPDATE, 24/10/18: Audi has confirmed outputs and acceleration times for the 2019 R8 range. See article for details. Shortly after the German marque published a teaser image on its Facebook page, we now can see the updated supercar in all its glory – headlined by a fresh exterior design, new colours, and more power...

2019 Audi R8 teased

Audi Sport, the German marque's performance and motorsport division, appears to have previewed the updated version of the R8 in a teaser image on Facebook. UPDATE, 24/10/18: The 2019 Audi R8 and R8 Spyder have been revealed this morning shortly after publication of this article...

Audi R8 Competition Package announced for the USA

Audi of America has announced a super-limited version of its R8 supercar, dubbed the Competition Package. Claimed to be the "brand's most performance-oriented production R8 model ever produced", the Competition Package is capped at just 10 units for the United States...

CarAdvice podcast 124: LIVE from our editorial event where we drove our S1 blindfolded!

This week Mandy Turner is joined by Alborz Fallah and Curt Dupriez, live from our editorial off-site in Torquay, Victoria. Find out how the team went in a blindfolded motorkhana challenge in our Audi S1! Scott Collie and James Wong talk car news, with coverage of the European Parliament voting to cut emissions by 40 per cent by 2030...

2019 Audi R8 LMS GT3 revealed in Paris

It's not the updated R8 we were hoping for, but Audi Sport – Audi's performance and motorsport division – has revealed a refreshed R8 LMS GT3 race car at the Paris motor show, which could be giving us a glimpse of what to expect from the facelifted supercar...

2019 Audi R8 teased

Audi Sport has published a quick teaser video of what we believe to be the refreshed R8 supercar, ahead of its full reveal at the Paris motor show later this week. Posted to the performance arm's Twitter feed, the 10-second clip is captioned: "Ready to let loose with our new beauty in Paris on October 2nd. #ParisMotorShow #MondialAuto #LeagueofPerformance"...

2019 Audi R8 update could spawn another RWS - report

The Audi R8 is due to get an update very soon – we've seen several prototypes testing recently – and the German marque is considering another run of rear-drive RWS versions thanks to the success of the current model. Speaking with Britain's Autocar, Audi's marketing manager, Linda Kurz, said another rear-wheel drive supercar is "something we are looking into" for the facelifted model, which is believed to be scheduled for reveal later this year...

Audi TT, R8 join Takata airbag recall

Audi has added the current-generation TT and R8 to its Takata recall list, As with all Takata-related recalls, affected vehicles are fitted with airbag inflator propellant that, when exposed to heat and humidity, can degrade over time. In the case of these Audis, it's the driver's airbag that is affected...

Audi PB 18 e-tron could preview electric R8 replacement - report

The Audi PB 18 e-tron concept scheduled to be revealed later this month could be a preview for the company's next-generation electric supercar, according to a new report. Industry journal Automotive News claims the PB 18 could "signal plans" to re-introduce an e-tron version of the R8 supercar, or "replace it altogether"...