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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...

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...