The forthcoming 2023 Audi R8 is about to arrive with a sportier look. Indeed, it doesn’t have the aggressive styling like the Lamborghini Huracan, but it has the same pedigree as the Porsche 911. According to Audi, the new model will be available as a coupe or a convertible. For those who may not know, the convertible variant is called a Spyder.
The R8 is definitely one of the most compact and enjoyable cars to drive, especially if you go on a track. This model has under the hood a 5.2-liter V10 powertrain that develops 562 horsepower and 406 lb-ft of torque. However, if this is not enough, there is also the same engine with all-wheel drive (AWD), which is tuned to produce 602 horsepower and 413 lb-ft of torque.
Is Audi Making a New R8?
The answer is yes. The first images are available, and the 2023 Audi R8 looks like a supercar from a sci-fi movie. This car has a sporty styling, which is unique thanks to its attractive front fascia. As we said, the new model is available as a coupe or a convertible. The coupe version has a LED engine lighting, which is visible through the rear window.
The convertible version on the other hand, retains the same elegance, but it adds extra weight because of its motorized roof. The standard alloy wheel size is 20 inches in diameter, and buyers will get various elements that are finished in black, while the exhaust tips are chromed.
Just like the exterior, the interior of the upcoming 2023 Audi R8 is stylish, offering enough room for two adults. The seats are Nappa leather, and they hold their occupants in place even in fast corners. And the driving position should be fine for the majority of people.
As standard, the R8 will include a heated/18-way power-adjustable seats with pneumatic bolsters, automatic climate control, Virtual Cockpit, and a sport suspension. The infotainment system is new, and it supports Wi-Fi, satellite radio, navigation, wireless charging, as well as Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone integration.
2023 Audi R8 Engine Specs
Under the hood, the forthcoming 2023 Audi R8 uses a potent 5.2-liter V10 engine that is capable of producing 562 horsepower and 406 lb-ft of torque when deployed in a rear-wheel-drive (RWD) configuration.
As we said, the manufacturer also offers the same engine but with all-wheel drive and a tuned powertrain, which produces 602 horsepower and 413 lb-ft of torque. Moreover, in both cases, Audi used a dual-clutch 7-speed automated setup with paddle shifters mounted beneath the steering wheel.
2023 Audi R8 Price, Release Date
The new 2023 Audi R8 is not a cheap sports car at all. The base model starts at $146,500 with the V10 Performance Coupe RWD, while Coupe Quattro with all-wheel drive is $199,800.
The more premium Spyder AWD is nearly $232k. The main rivals to the Audi R8 are models like Porsche 911 Turbo starting at $172k, McLaren GT $210k, and the Lamborghini Huracan Evo with a price of $200k. The sales of the new R8 will begin this summer, according to numerous different reports.