Last month, video footage surfaced of things going instantly wrong for a driver in a McLaren 720S. Basically, the car took off and slammed square into a parked Audi R8. This week, another clip has been floating around, taken from the passenger seat. In case you haven’t seen it yet, here: watch and weep.
It’s a good day for Audi news. There is a new A6 Avant (which you can’t buy in America, sorry about that) and we have new information on the better-for-drifting, rear-wheel drive Audi R8 RWS. It’s now the cheapest R8 you can buy new, saving you a hell of a lot of money over the Quattro version. Why would you go…
Buying a used exotic car is a bit different than scoring a Nissan Altima from CarMax. When you are dealing with a complicated car that is designed for speed, it’s important that you maintain an extra level of diligence to make sure your dream ride is not a nightmare.
We are all saddened to hear that the Audi R8 sports car may not have much life left. Really, it comes as no surprise as Audi focuses on electric vehicles, but the fact remains that despite making newer and faster versions Audi was never really able to top the original R8.
The original Audi R8 debuted with eight little diamonds arranged in a vee behind the driver. That singing 4.2-liter naturally-aspirated V8 begat a bigger V10, and now it seems pretty clear that a new twin-turbo 2.9-liter V6 will slot into its place. I’m not cautiously optimistic. I am extremely pumped for this.
Audi’s head of research and development announced that there’s no new Audi R8 in the works to replace the current one when it phases out in 2020. This isn’t the first time I’ve heard that the R8 is dying, and I don’t think things look good for it.
Here’s some cheerful news just before the holidays: the mighty Audi R8 might be close to its demise, with no replacement in sight. As of now, this is just a rumor.
Like Subaru, when you think of Audi you probably think of all-wheel drive. Traction, glorious traction, pulling you through the corners and conquering the elements! But now Audi has moved the drivetrain of hooligans and psychopaths, rear-wheel drive, to its R8 supercar. Meet the Audi R8 RWS, for rear-wheel series.
I once sat around a table with senior U.S. brass from Audi and was laughed at for asking if the brand would ever introduce a drift mode like many of its rivals. Well now rumors and teases indicate Audi will instead offer an R8 that’s always in drift mode with a rear-wheel drive model. Who’s laughing now?
Remember that crazy-ass off-roading supercar concept Audi showed off back in 2013? It was called the Nanuk and had a V10 diesel, and was essentially a lifted and toughened R8 or something. Well now the rumor mill claims the concept has been kicked over to Lamborghini to become a real thing in the form of a Huracan—now…
The Audi R8 e-tron has been haunting the halls of Audi for nearly a decade, and now the company’s new development boss is talking like we’re about to get a third attempt at an electric Audi supercar.
If you swap on new tires right at the end of a race, you should be required to burn off all the tread before you put the car away. Like this!
The man who dropped off the keys to a loaner 2018 Audi R8 Spyder at my trendy eighth-floor walk-up on the Lower East Side shuffled away after the transaction was complete, looking over his shoulder longingly at the shining supercar like he was walking away forever from his firstborn son.
If you’re still sad about Audi’s Le Mans prototype effort going the way of the dodo, Audi has a mild consolation prize. It’s an R8 in Audi Sport racing colors, just like the R8s, R10s and others that you dearly miss seeing compete. Now you can live like Dieselgate never happened, and never forced any major cuts to…
First there was the Audi R8 Le Mans prototype. It was one of the most successful cars of its kind, and it was good. Then came the road-going R8 sports car, which was also good. Then the R8 sports car went racing in its own right, cementing Audi’s quest to dominate everything with something called an “R8.”
The Audi R8 is now a stable member of the not-quite-supercars club, so it’s heard to really remember just how bizarre it looked when it went on sale a decade ago.
Australia’s Mount Panorama Circuit is one of the greatest tracks in the world. Watch this howling Audi R8 LMS take it on and you’ll understand why.
Much as I am annoyed by Audi’s endless parade of crossovers and SUVs, and Audi’s lazy new styling and Audi’s not-totally-unraveled involvement in the Dieselgate scandal, Audi sure as hell knows how to make pretty paint. Here’s an Audi R8 in Riviera Blue. This is good.
I still think the Audi R8 e-Tron concept, first generation AND second generation all had promise. After a lengthy argument with an Audi exec at a table of journalists, apparently it was only ever supposed to be a limited time offer. Sure didn’t seem like it, but what a shame.