- Driving dynamics
- D esign
Of course, the R8 would like to underline its revision optically. The factory-fitted 19-inch wheels with Pirelli tires can be replaced by 20-inch fully milled wheels in a ten-spoke design. The brake calipers behind them are either black or red on the standard steel discs, while the ceramic brakes are available in gray and red. There are also newly mixed summer sports tires from Michelin for the large rims. When you look at the lifted face, you notice the three slits on the edge of the hood, which are intended as an homage to the original Quattro. The grill stretches wider and flatter across the front, the front splitter is also wider.
Speaking of width: the air outlet grille at the rear now extends across the entire width of the vehicle. The diffuser below moves further up and is flanked by two thick oval tailpipes à la RS5. Front splitter, sill trims and diffuser are accentuated in color. The R8 V10 Quattro carries ex worksHigh-gloss black, the Performance Quattro comes up with a matt titanium look. Alternatively, a carbon package is also available for both. For the first time at Audi Sport, all badges including the Audi rings can now also be ordered ex works in black. On request, the body can be adorned with two new colors - kemora gray and ascari blue.
In the interior, the lifting is rather subtle. Here the customer can now choose a design in pastel silver with gray contrasting stitching. As an alternative, Audi offers palomino brown with steel gray stitching or black with blue decorative stitching. There is also a performance design package with leather-Alcantara covers, blue accents and carbon decor. And if there wasn't anything for you, then there would be the Audi exclusive program, which sets virtually no limits to your ideas about the exterior and interior. The market launch of the new Audi R8 is scheduled for the beginning of 2019, a price has not yet been named. What, on the other hand, is already whispered behind closed doors: There should also be an RWS model of the Faeclift model.