2019 Audi R8 Gets Detailed, Then Hits 62 Mph In Just 2.72 Seconds

With the introduction of the facelifted R8, Audi has given its supercar a comprehensive makeover.

Not only it looks more aggressive, but it’s more powerful, too. And even if the extra muscle isn’t that impressive compared to the pre-facelifted version, it does make the car quicker.

Officially, the 2019 R8 sprints to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 3.1 seconds in the Performance version, and 0.3 seconds slower in the regular model. Top speed is 331 km/h (205 mph) and 324 km/h (201 mph), respectively.

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Both versions benefit from a boost in power. The most humble offering is quick enough to give its driver an adrenalin rush, with 570 PS (562 hp / 419 kW) and 550 Nm (406 lb-ft) of torque. As for the R8 V10 Performance, this benefits from 620 PS (611 hp / 456 kW) and 580 Nm (428 lb-ft) of torque, or just 20 PS (20 hp / 15 kW) and 20 Nm (15 lb-ft) shy of the Lamborghini Huracan Performante.

However, the 2019 R8 Performance’s naturally aspirated 5.2-liter V10 engine might produce more in the real world. It hasn’t been subjected to a dyno test just yet, but Auditography did try out the 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) sprint first hand and they posted an unbelievable time of 2.72 seconds.

That’s not all, because before subjecting the German supercar to the punishing run on the Ascari track in Spain, they detailed the updated design on video. Thus, get ready to admire it for a few minutes before seeing it in action in a straight line acceleration.

 

  • SpongeBob99Swell

    2.7 secs?

    Watch out, Godzilla…

  • Dude

    Oof. Those numbers really dunk on the NSX (thought it still looks better imo)

  • ErnieB

    It looks much better now I think ..and faster? Why would anyone buy an NSX is beyond me… actually the nsx is nice but if given a choice it would be a no brained for me at least..

    • HardWir3d

      Reliability. Although… I know several R8 owners who have no issues at all. Just expensive maintenance.

  • wins_lord

    Now that’s purty.

  • THAT FRONT END IS A MESS. REMINDS ME OF THE NEW FAD OF SKINNY JEANS WHERE THE CROTCH/REAR HAS ENOUGH ROOM FOR A LOADED DIAPER.

    • Bo Hanan

      Agreed!
      Too bad because it’s probably a great drive.

      • OH I’M SURE IT’S A GREAT CAR. I PREFERRED THE FIRST GEN LOOKS WISE.

        • assassingtr

          I LOVE TYPING IN CAPS.

          • I LOVE BLOCKING MORONS.

          • assassingtr

            LOL That went 0-100 real fast.

  • Puddingpopper

    I am just now realizing that there is a weird piece of plastic by the headlight… Why?

  • Blade t

    Pretty nice, I can’t stand yellow cars though..

  • eb110americana

    That acceleration run at the end of the video took about 4 seconds to 100 km/h. (Use the G-meter for start, and 101 km/h to stop timer.)

  • StrangerGP

    The front looks way worse now.

    • ctk4949

      Totally agree, looks toooooo busy.

      • assassingtr

        I actually like it, looks more interesting at least. It was too conservative before considering the category it was competing against. Even for an R8

  • D3X

    Interesting front end, I like those angles and wing design on the front lip fascia. Not sure why people are complaining here about it being a mess or too busy, it’s tame compared to a lot of other cars out there (ahem, Civic Type R, Toyota Camry) that seem over designed, This is an R8 and I think it can carry the more aggressive look.

    Not sure what’s happening with this site, the commenters on here here seem like older grumpy men that frown upon style modifications(stance, widebody, racing track kits) and new music (pop, rap, dubstep) music. C’mon…

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