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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"...

2019 Audi R8 Spyder spied

The updated Audi R8 Spyder has been spied during development testing this week, giving us a early look at the updated soft-top version of the German marque's V10 supercar. Like the coupe spied last month, this camouflaged prototype features new elements for the grille, intakes, side sills, bumpers, larger tailpipes, along with a reshaped mesh between the tail-lights and rear bumper...

Audi Sport Performance Parts R8 Edition revealed, five coming to Oz

The limited-run Audi Sport Performance Parts R8 Edition has been revealed, packing a handful of go-faster bits to make the 'base' V10 supercar a bit more special. Just 44 examples will be offered worldwide, finished in Misano Red with a bespoke aerodynamics package developed by Audi Sport...

2019 Audi R8 GT spied

A camouflaged prototype based on the Audi R8 has been spied this week, previewing a facelifted version of the German supercar, along with a potential flagship 'GT' variant. Swirly black-and-white wrap conceals the car's fascia, wheel arches and rear end, indicating these are the areas that will get revised components as part of a possible mid-life update...

Audi R8 V6 project dead - report

It seems the long-rumoured Audi R8 V6 is no longer happening, according to a new report out of the US. Speaking with Road and Track, an "Audi spokesperson" reportedly ruled out a new entry-level variant powered by the 2.9-litre V6 found in the RS4, RS5 and several Porsche models. "There is no V6 planned for R8," the spokesperson told the American publication...

Audi R8: No replacement planned - report

There's no denying the Audi R8 is a fantastic supercar, but it may not be getting a replacement in the long term, according to a new report out of the US. Speaking with Car and Driver at the 2018 Geneva motor show, Audi's R&D boss, Peter Mertens, said there are no current plans for a new-generation model...

Time Machine Tuesday: February 27, 2018

People often say "don't forget where you came from". Although we're focused on every new car, every last detail here at CarAdvice, we have an extensive back-catalogue of news stories, lifestyle yarns and reviews. Here's a look at what happened on February 27 over the past few years. Warning: may contain traces of Volkswagen Group...