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.
You already know the Audi R8 is a mighty supercar. Now saddle it with $40,000 worth of performance parts and you’ve got something else altogether: The Alpha 10. And it’s entirely too easy to terrorize the streets of Los Angeles—and yourself—in it.
Nordan Shat, a member of the professional esports team FaZe Clan, received a supremely unpleasant surprise thanks to a wayward Ford Mustang earlier this month. His Audi R8 was about to be loaded onto a trailer to be shipped to his new home when a Mustang peeled out Cars-and-Coffee-style into the R8, totaling it…
The best looking model out of the new Audi R8 lineup, the e-Tron, has been terminated after a production run of just under 100 cars, according to a report from Car And Driver.
If you’ve ever thought complaints to a major authority wouldn’t be heard, you may just be wrong. But in this case, that isn’t a good thing—a viewer who reportedly wasn’t fond of an Audi R8 ad “promoting irresponsible driving” got it banned from the internet, and the ad shows barely any driving at all.
The Audi R8 is good and nice, but it is a supercar. And sometimes supercars attract people who don’t know how to drive supercars (or really at all), and sometimes they cause accidents and flee the scene. Sometimes they’re such an idiot jamoke, they get caught on a dashcam driving like an idiot jamoke.