A us Ingolstadt will be the visitors of Mondial de l'Automobile can marvel at the face-lifted Audi R8. The biggest visual changes primarily affect the front of the super sports car, which comes with new LED headlights, a slightly redesigned grille and new air intakes. The R8 also has slightly different lights at the rear. The two engines (4.2-liter V8 and 5.2-liter V10) remain in the range, but have been upgraded in terms of performance. In the future, the V8 will push with 450 hp, the V10 engine with 560 hp will reach the level of the limited GT versions. A seven-speed dual clutch transmission replaces the six-speed box R-Tronic from the range.
From the electric sports car to the V12 convertible
In addition to the combustion version, Audi will also present the Audi R8 E-Tron electric sports car, which will also benefit from the visual changes. New GRP barrel springs in the chassis should reduce its weight to 1,600 kilograms. The R8 E-Tron is powered by four electric motors with a total of 230 kW. A 500 kilo lithium-ion battery serves as a source of energy.
The British sports car manufacturer Aston Martin is traveling to the Seine with an open version of the V12 Vantage. Visitors to the Paris Motor Show should take the opportunity of its premiere and see their fill, because the 517 hp V12 convertible is only available as a limited special series and is only available on selected markets.
Paris Motor Show with A 45 and CLS 63 AMG
Fans of the sporty two-seater Mazda MX-5 will also get their money's worth. Already on the market in Japan, the redesigned roadster is celebrating its European premiere in Paris. In addition to small visual changes and an expanded selection of colors for the fabric and leather upholstery, the MX5 will in future be available with a hood airbag for improved pedestrian protection.
The Mercedes stand will also be sporty. Because there the Mercedes SLS AMG E-Cell can be seen as a production model with a striking chrome finish. With an output of 552 kW, it is said to be the most powerful electric super sportsman in the world. In addition, the further tightened variant of the V8 model, the SLS AMG GT.
With the CLS 63 AMG, another AMG model is celebrating its premiere in Paris. The four-door hatchback with the rear of the station wagon does not qualify as a genuine sports car, but it wants to go with itan acceleration of 4.4 seconds to 100 km /h can impress the same. It is powered by the 5.5-liter twin-turbo V8, which has an output of 525 hp and develops a maximum torque of 700 Nm.
Porsche shows all-wheel-drive 911 and Panamera facelift
As a traditional sports car manufacturer, Porsche should of course not be missing from the sports premieres. After the world premiere of the new 911 Carrera at the IAA last year, the Zuffenhausen-based company is now pushing the all-wheel drive versions Carrera 4 and Carrera 4S in Paris. In addition, the Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo study attracts everyone's attention.
We will keep you up to date on further sporting premieres at the Paris Motor Show.