2019 Audi R8 Reveal Coming Soon to Toronto

At Audi Midtown Toronto, our pulses race whenever an Audi R8 rolls onto our dealership's lot. The R8 is a true mid-engine German supercar, like nothing else on the road. The 2019 Audi R8 is arriving soon, and we're thrilled to give you a preview of the next generation of Audi's performance flagship. Check out the Audi R8 Toronto drivers have been waiting for. If you want to get behind the wheel, call our Sales department at 866-981-1974 to get on the list to be notified when it arrives.

Meet the Audi R8

The Audi R8 is a mid-engine, high-performance, two-seater sports coupe designed from the ground up for pure performance. The R8 is also available as a convertible Spyder model. For 2019, these configurations will carry over. The current R8's mid-engine layout gives it an ideal weight distribution for excellent handling, while all-wheel drive helps it stick to the track like glue. Meanwhile, a howling 602 horsepower V-10 engine gives the current R8 rocket-like acceleration. For 2019 we expect this layout to continue, but with a power boost in the range of 650-670 horsepower.

The RWS Edition

We may also see more of a special rear-wheel-drive edition, which Audi called the RWS for "Rear Wheel Series." Introduced earlier in 2018, the RWS was limited to just 999 production units worldwide. The RWS edition's lighter weight gave it a 0-100 kph time of just 3.7 seconds, while its greater rear weight distribution made it a terrific car for drifting around track corners. The 999 RWS edition coupes quickly sold out, so we expect Audi to bring this edition back for 2019.

Revived GT Edition?

In 2012, the previous generation Audi R8 offered a GT variant. Limited to just 333 units worldwide, the Audi R8 GT featured a reduced curb weight and a more powerful engine good for an astonishing 320 kph (199 mph) top speed. Prototypes of the 2019 R8 have been spotted with a large, fixed rear wing and larger exhaust pipes, leading experts to believe that Audi may bring the GT edition back for the upcoming model year. If so, expect the new GT also to feature a lighter curb weight and a horsepower boost for pure track-day performance.

 Exterior Changes

In addition to the GT-like features mentioned above, other rolling prototypes display changes that will likely appear on the regular edition R8. These revisions include new bumpers, larger taillights, more angular air intakes, and a mesh grille insert above the rear bumper and below the revised taillights. A larger front grille with three horizontals slots will harken back to the original Audi Quattro, a nod to Audi's performance heritage. Spy photos of the R8 Spyder prototype also reveal a new rear ducktail spoiler for this convertible model.

Interior Changes

While we haven't seen any interior shots from the new R8 yet, we would expect that Audi's latest infotainment system would be included. However, given the R8's performance orientation, we probably won't see all of the driver-assistance features that are found in most of the rest of Audi's passenger car line-up. Audi anticipates that R8 drivers want the full experience of unassisted driving. We look forward to a full reveal at the 2018 Paris Motor Show.

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