Updated 2020 Audi R8 and limited edition R8 V10 Decennium bring powerful performance to New York International Auto Show

  • Audi R8 features sharpened design and enhanced performance – with all R8 models now achieving a top track speed of at least 200 mph
  • Limited edition Audi R8 V10 Decennium celebrates ten years with unique design cues; 222 units available globally with 50 in the U.S.
  • Both models are expected to be on sale this summer

HERNDON, VA – April 11 2019 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – The iconic Audi R8 will make its appearance at the 2019 New York International Auto show in a big way, with the U.S. debut of both the updated 2020 Audi R8, and the limited edition R8 V10 Decennium, built in celebration of the model’s ten years of powerful V10 engine performance.

2020 Audi R8
2020 Audi R8

Updated 2020 Audi R8

Each generation of the R8 brings to the road know-how acquired on the racetrack and from the legacy of Audi endurance racing. This year is no different.

Design
Updates to the 2020 R8 model line deliver a refreshed exterior design.  The updated front bumper includes a new honeycomb grille with R8 badge, front spoiler lip, and lateral air intakes. The updated rear bumper continues with honeycomb air outlets, oval exhaust pipes, and a new rear diffuser. The headlights have also been darkened, and the rocker panel has been redesigned and includes an inlay. On the V10 model, the lower trim is finished in high-gloss black, and on the V10 performance model, the lower trim is finished in titanium color, with an option to select carbon fiber.

2020 Audi R8
2020 Audi R8

Ascari Blue metallic is a newly added color option for the V10 performance models, while all R8 models receive Kemora Gray metallic as an all-new color option. The V10 performance model also has available black Audi rings and badges, and the V10 performance Spyder (previously known as the R8 V10 plus Spyder) receives a standard gloss black windshield frame to identify it as the performance variant.

The V10 models also receive 19-inch 5-double-spoke design forged wheels in an anthracite bi-color finish, with optional 20-inch 10-spoke-Y design forged wheels in high-gloss anthracite as an option. The V10 performance models now come standard with 20-inch 5-double-spoke-dynamic design milled and forged wheels in titanium finish, with an option to change the color to anthracite finish. The ceramic brakes on the V10 performance models are now also available in red along with the standard gray.

2020 Audi R8
2020 Audi R8

Sporty race features continue inside, where the driver-oriented interior features standard Audi virtual cockpit with Sport mode, MMI navigation plus, LED interior lighting and Bang & Olufsen® Sound System with 13 speakers (standard on the V10 and optional on the V10 performance models). Two new available interior colors are available: Pastel Silver and Palomino Brown, and the Audi phone box with signal booster and wireless charger is included in every R8 model.

2020 Audi R8 V10 performance Spyder
2020 Audi R8 V10 performance Spyder

Performance
Featuring the same naturally aspirated V10 engine found in the R8 LMS racecar, quattro® all-wheel drive, and a functional yet technologically advanced cabin, the R8 is the pinnacle of performance for Audi, with no other model bearing a closer tie to racing. New for the R8 performance Spyder is an available carbon fiber front sway bar, which saves 2 kg (4.4 lb) of weight. Featuring a seven-speed S tronic® dual-clutch transmission, which can shift gears in as little as 120 ms, the R8 V10 Coupe achieves 562 horsepower – 30 more horsepower than the previous model – and reaches 60 mph in 3.4 seconds and top track speed of 201 mph. The R8 V10 performance coupe (previously known as the R8 V10 plus) maintains 602 horsepower and catapults from 0- 60 mph in 3.2 seconds.

Key specifications and pricing detail

Model Engine Transmission Horsepower Torque Top Speed 0-60 Starting

MSRP

R8 V10 Coupe 5.2 FSI

10 cyl.

quattro®

7-speed

S tronic®

562 406

lb-ft

201 3.4 $169,900
R8 V10 Spyder 5.2 FSI

10 cyl.

quattro®

7-speed

S tronic®

562 406

lb-ft

200 3.5 $182,100
R8 V10 performance Coupe 5.2 FSI

10 cyl.

quattro®

7-speed

S tronic®

602 413

lb-ft

205 3.2 $195,900
R8 V10 performance Spyder 5.2 FSI

10 cyl.

quattro®

7-speed

S tronic®

602 413

lb-ft

204 3.3 $208,100

Audi R8 V10 Decennium

Reaching 602 horsepower and sprinting from 0-60 in 3.2 seconds, the limited edition Audi R8 V10 Decennium is a celebration of the V10 engine and its storied heritage with the Audi brand. The last 50 units of the special edition, numbers 173 to 222, will be available in the U.S. from of a limited global production of 222.

Unique design cues
With special edition paint options, and unique Decennium logo placement inside and out, the R8 V10 Decennium makes its special edition character clear. The model is offered only in coupe form, and in the U.S., all 50 units are painted in Mythos Black metallic. The milled 20-inch wheels and the intake manifolds of the 5.2 FSI engine are finished in matte bronze. The front spoiler, the side sills and the diffuser are painted in gloss black, supplemented by black Audi rings and badges on the exterior. The side blades, rear wings, and the exterior mirror housings are made from gloss carbon fiber.

2020 Audi R8 Decennium
2020 Audi R8 Decennium

The interior of the R8 V10 Decennium is also finished entirely in black, with the inlays in gloss carbon fiber adding highlights. The diamond stitching on the sport seats is finished in gloss black with contrasting stitching in a copper tone. The selector lever and the steering wheel – with Alcantara rim and black 12 o’clock marking – feature copper-colored stitching, along with the center armrest, the door armrest and the door rail.

A “Decennium” logo adorns the center console, the door panels above the armrest, and the inlays in the gloss carbon fiber door sill trims, as well as the logo projector when the door is opened. The badge in the center console stands out visually from the gloss carbon fiber around it. It comes with a partially matte finish – a process patented by Audi – with the surface of the material roughed down a few thousandths of a millimeter using a special powder. The door light projects the “Decennium” logo onto the ground, supplemented by the model’s sequential limited-edition number.

Performance
The naturally aspirated 5.2 FSI engine in its most powerful output rating forms the heart of the R8 V10 Decennium. With 602 horsepower and maximum torque of 413 lb-ft, it catapults the special edition model from 0-60 in 3.2 seconds with a top track speed of 205 mph.

Pricing detail

Model Starting MSRP
R8 V10 Decennium $214,995

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This information and any vehicle specifications are preliminary and subject to change.

Prices above exclude $1250 destination charge, $1,300 gas guzzler tax, sales taxes, title, options, and dealer charges. Dealer sets actual price.

Top track speed electronically limited in U.S. Obey all speed and traffic laws.

Summer performance tires may ride less comfortably, make more noise, and wear more quickly than other choices. To avoid tire, rim, or vehicle damage, it is important that inflation pressure is regularly checked and maintained at optimum levels. High- performance tires are designed for optimum performance and handling in warm climates and are not suitable for cold, snowy, or icy weather conditions. When driving during cold, snowy, or icy weather conditions, ensure that your vehicle is equipped with appropriate all-season or winter weather tires. Tires are supplied and warranted by their manufacturer.

Always obey speed and traffic laws.

MMI Navigation plus depends on signals from the worldwide Global Positioning Satellite network. The vehicle’s electrical system, and existing wireless and satellite technologies, must be available and operating properly for the system to function. The system is designed to provide you with suggested routes in locating addresses, destination and other points of interest. Changes in street names, construction zones, traffic flow, points of interest and other road system changes are beyond the control of Audi of America, Inc. Complete detailed mapping of lanes, roads, streets, toll roads, highways, etc., is not possible, therefore you may encounter discrepancies between the mapping and your actual location. Please rely on your individual judgment in determining whether or not to follow a suggested MMI Navigation plus route.

Source: Audi of America, Inc.

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