The Audi R8 Will Bow Out With A V10, No V6 Or Other Engines Inbound

The R8's project manager has confirmed that the updated version of the R8 will only ever have a V10 engine
The Audi R8 Will Bow Out With A V10, No V6 Or Other Engines Inbound

The question of what might replace the old 4.2-litre V8-powered R8 has been pondered ever since the second-generation version of Audi’s supercar was revealed in 2015. Now, we have our answer: nothing. It’ll be powered by a V10, and a V10 only.

Rumours of an R8 powered by the Audi/Porsche developed 2.9-litre twin-turbo V6 that’s currently powering cars like the RS4 and Panamera have been doing the rounds for years, with a leaked production schedule suggesting one would appear in 2019. Speculation increased again when a facelifted model was spotted in testing, purported by some outlets to be powered by a six-cylinder engine.

The updated R8 then landed a few weeks ago, with a conspicuous lack of V6. When talking to the R8’s project manager Bjorn Friedrich at the launch of the car this week, he confirmed that a V6 won’t be happening during this generation of R8 at all, and a V10 will remain its sole powertrain. “It’s the best engine for the car…We’ll stick to the V10,” he concluded.

The Audi R8 Will Bow Out With A V10, No V6 Or Other Engines Inbound

With Audi seemingly not planning any R8s beyond this generation, it seems the R8 as a whole will fittingly bow out with its much-celebrated big N/A engine, with the name perhaps being revived in the future for an all-electric supercar in a similar vein to the PB18 concept.

Friedrich refused say if another rear-wheel drive ‘RWS’ will happen, but he also wouldn’t rule it out. We’ll keep our fingers crossed.



So his second name is xxxxx 🤔

Part of the X-Man? Mabye
Secret Agent? Likely
Hotel? Trivago

11/15/2018 - 08:17 |
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Matt Robinson
Matt Robinson

In reply to by 7heDuke

CMS has a fit and decided to publish an earlier draft. Can confirm he is not an X-Man!

11/15/2018 - 10:28 |
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Shane Koshie

Yess, good to see they’re keeping big exiting engines in supercars

11/15/2018 - 08:23 |
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Gianluca 1

Are they making the RWD R8 again? 🤔

11/15/2018 - 08:53 |
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Everything’s possible

Except new comments on this post

11/15/2018 - 12:10 |
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Brett Fisher

I’m so excited to hear this I’m a huge Audi Fan

11/15/2018 - 14:12 |
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Uzair Patel

Iron mans next car in his movie. Whenever it comes out

11/15/2018 - 19:10 |
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I wouldn’t dislike a 4.0 TT V8 R8 to be honest. I’d always prefer the na V10, but as times change it get’s harder to produce NA cars with big power. Or maybe… one day… a 5.0 TT V10? 😄

11/15/2018 - 19:29 |
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the original concept for the R8 actually had a 5.0 TT V10

11/15/2018 - 21:29 |
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Thank God

11/17/2018 - 11:49 |
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