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Audi R8 'Green Hell' name registered. Is it for a Nürburgring record-breaker?

Audi appears to have a new project in the works, based on its recent application to trademark the name “R8 Green Hell", a reference to the famous Nurburgring circuit in Germany. The application, filed earlier this month, points to Audi possibly developing a faster iteration of its existing mid-engined R8 sports car...

2020 Audi R8 preliminary specs

The updated Audi R8 will arrive in the third quarter of 2020 packing a new rear-drive base model, new looks, and a sub-$300,000 price. Off sale since early in 2019, the V10 Audi flagship will return with a two-tiered line-up starting with the R8 RWD (pictured top, below). As the name suggests, it blends a slightly detuned version of the all-wheel drive car's engine with rear-drive...

Car News Daily podcast: Your daily download

Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word...

Audi R8 V10 RWD: Mid-engined supercar here in mid-2020

Audi has taken its limited-edition R8 RWS and turned it into a series production model, bringing rear-wheel drive action to (more of) the people. The new R8 V10 RWD is powered by the same 5.2-litre naturally-aspirated V10 engine as the all-wheel drive coupe, outputting 397kW at 6500rpm and 540Nm. That's 59kW and 40Nm down on the range-topping R8 V10 Performance...

Audi R8 LMS GT2 debuts in Goodwood

Audi Sport has revealed its latest racer at the Goodwood Festival of Speed – the R8 LMS GT2. Following the R8 LMS GT3 revealed at last year’s Paris motor show, the R8 LMS GT2 is the most powerful vehicle ever created for the company’s customer racing program. Powered by a version of the naturally-aspirated 5...

Audi TT to be axed, will be replaced by sporty EV

Audi has taken to its Annual General Meeting to announce it will be killing off the TT sports car after the current generation, and eventually succeeded by an 'emotive' EV. Company chairman, Bram Schot, made the announcement during the AGM, citing the streamlining of the company's investments as the main reason for the decision...

Next-generation Audi R8 to go electric - report

Audi's current R8 is something of an anachronism, running with a naturally-aspirated V10 engine as rivals move to downsized, turbocharged motors. The next-generation won't be, based on a new report from Europe. According to CAR, the the upcoming electric supercar will be called the E-Tron GTR...

Audi's engineers want to save TT, R8

Despite internal enthusiasm for the Audi TT and Audi R8, the company's technical director admits their futures have yet to be decided. "We engineers want them and our sales colleagues want [the TT and R8], but it is a question of whether we can afford them," Hans-Joachim Rothenpieler, Audi's head of technical development, told Automotive News Europe last week...

2019 Audi R8 V10 Decennium revealed, not for Australia

Audi has revealed its 10th anniversary present to the R8 V10, in the form of the limited-run Decennium coupe. Just 222 examples will be built worldwide, making it a very tricky beast to track down. The Decennium is distinguished from other R8 models by its matte bronze engine intake manifold and and 20-inch milled wheels...

GT C Roadster, R8 Spyder, i8 Roadster, 570S Spider drag race - video

In a new video clip posted on YouTube, Mat Watson from the UK's carwow pits four of Europe's fastest convertibles against each other in a drag race – the Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster, Audi R8 Spyder, BMW i8 Roadster, and the McLaren 570S Spider...

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...