Audi will present new 2019 R8 with V6 engine in New York

March 28, 2018 at 8:15 pm

Premiere of 2019 Audi R8 with new V6 engine which develops 500 horsepower will take place at New York motor show. Experts explain that this will be already known 2.9-liters V6 motor, which was previously installed under the hood of RS4 and RS5 models.

Upcoming 2019 Audi R8 pic

Upcoming 2019 Audi R8 pic

Restyled 2019 Audi R8 photo

Restyled 2019 Audi R8 photo

Meanwhile, experts do not predict the supercar Audi R8 shining future, because the German carmaker is moving to the manufacture of electric vehicles. Apparently, the powerful V10 engine will soon completely disappear. Such prospects are possible in 2020-2022, when the platform used by Audi together with Lamborghini Huracan will be upgraded to the next generation.

Sporty 2019 Audi R8 photo

Sporty 2019 Audi R8 photo

Facelifted 2019 Audi R8 image

Facelifted 2019 Audi R8 image

Currently, the R8 model is offered with a 5.2-liter atmospheric V10 engine equipped with several power options. However, engineers in Ingolstadt want to equip restyled supercar with bi-turbo V6. Audi Sport Experts want to readjust the motor so it could develop 500 hp.

V6-powered 2019 Audi R8 pic

V6-powered 2019 Audi R8 pic

The latest addition to the R8 lineup will be a special version of the R8 RWS, which will be 50 kg lighter than the standard model due to the removal of the all-wheel drive system Quattro.

Current version of 2018 Audi R8 photo

Current version of 2018 Audi R8 photo

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