Erlkönig Audi R8 Spyder

Audi is revising the R8 series for the beginning of 2019. Now the R8 Spyder was shot down by our Erlkönig photographer.

Audi is revising the R8 series for the beginning of 2019. Now the R8 Spyder was shot down by our Erlkönig photographer. The new model gets more power and a modified look.

  • engine
  • price

Audi has been offering the R8 sports car in the second generation since 2015. Now, at the middle of his product life, coupe and Spyder get a big facelift . As with the coupe, which was caught weeks ago, the open version shows now with the flatter and wider grille. He also sticks out a little further in the area of ​​the headlights. In the front apron, the vertical struts are more inclined, creating a more aggressive look. This is reinforced by the recessed ventilation slots below the LED headlights. A new spoiler lip at the bottom of the apron completes the front styling.

Audi R8 Spyder with more power

At the rear, the Audi R8 Spyder shows with large circular tailpipes. They replace the rectangular pendants. In addition, the ventilation grille optics can be seen over the entire width of the vehicle, which so far only framed the license plate. Active aero elements are housed on the new diffuser. Otherwise, there are minor revisions to the fenders, the sills and the rear wheel arches. The long bonnet cover remains in its original shape.

Under her works in terms of performance-boosted V10 engine with 5.2 liters. This currently makes 540 hp and in the plus version 610 hp. After the facelift are the Zehnender 570 and 620 hp to book. A V6 engine, rumors have been around for quite some time, will not exist. For Audi will probably adapt to the model change the name a little.

Prices slightly increased

For the interior, the changes with the facelift should not be too big. It remains with the known below flattened three-spoke steering wheel. Even the dashboard with the “Virtual Cockoit” and the wide center console is well known. Contoured sports seats accommodate the two passengers. The infotainment and assistance systems will probably be brought up to date and certainly scent some equipment details spice up the R8 Spyder. Prices for the open R8 are a few hundred euros above the current price.