Audi Teases Mysterious New R8 For Paris Motor Show

Teaser

What is this mystery R8?

The R8 isn't exactly what we'd call a volume seller for Audi. The company moved just 772 of them in 2017 and isn't on pace to do much better this year. A facelifted model is on its way and rumors indicate that the 5.2-liter V10 could be bumped up to 670 horsepower, which is a significant increase over the current output of 610 hp. The facelift is also rumored to bring back our favorite R8 variant, the rear-wheel-drive, limited edition RWS.

We didn't know exactly when the facelifted R8 would debut but a recent teaser from Audi has given us the exact date and location- October 2nd at the 2018 Paris Motor Show.

The teaser didn't say much, just "We have something new in store for you! The wraps come off on October 2nd. #LeagueofPerformance." That isn't much to go off of, especially since the car is covered in the picture. We can see the clear outline of the R8, with what appear to be revised headlights and what appear to be air vents on the hood. Our best guess would be a new R8 GT, which is expected to deliver around 630 hp (the same as the Lamborghini Huracan Peformante).

You Might Also Like
Let's Talk About The Nurburgring Lap Time Obsession
Let's Talk About The Nurburgring Lap Time Obsession
10 Cars That Make Us Miss Pop-Up Headlights
10 Cars That Make Us Miss Pop-Up Headlights

It's sad to think about it, but whatever this new R8 ends up being, it may be the final swan song for the legendary supercar. Audi may not renew the R8 for a third generation, in which case the car will be killed off after 2020. This would be a bittersweet ending for one of our favorite supercars. This may end up being the best R8 Audi has ever produced, but it may also end up being the last.

Jaguar XE 300 Sport And XE SV Project 8 Create Modern Art

Two vastly different sports sedans that share a common thread.

LEAKED: Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Revealed At Private Event

This is the first pic we have seen of the supercharged range-topper

All-New Revolutionary Mazda3 Teased Ahead Of LA Reveal

Along with its game-changing sparkless ignition engine.

WatchThe Extraordinary Nissan GT-R50 Being Built By Hand

It’s all about bending sheet metal the old-fashioned way.

Here's How Aerodynamics Make The Lamborghini Aventador SVJ So Much Faster

Take a behind the scenes look at this amazing system.

Fake Lamborghini Murcielago SV Reverse-Engineered By Iran

The Chinese couldn’t have done it better.

Hennessey Trackhawk Is World's Quickest SUV

That's what a thousand horsepower will do for ya.

5 Things You Need To Know About The 2019 BMW X5

After driving the car for the first time, here are our key takeaways.

Watch The BMW M2 Competition Lap The Ring In 7:52

That was supercar territory not long ago.

What's Hot

Related Cars

Starting MSRP
$164,900

Related Reviews

2018 Audi R8 Coupe Review
Model Overview
0
2018 Audi R8 Coupe Review
2018 Audi R8 Spyder Review
Model Overview
0
2018 Audi R8 Spyder Review
2019 Audi R8 RWS Test Drive Review: The Hardcore R8 We’ve Been Waiting For?
Test Drive
3
2019 Audi R8 RWS Test Drive Review: The Hardcore R8 We’ve Been Waiting For?