Efficiency never normally takes a back seat in the 2020 Audi R8—there isn’t a single.
The two-door coupe or convertible returns for 2020 after a yearlong hiatus. It is mildly up-to-date this 12 months with a new nose and a bit extra strong engine that pushes the mid-engine supercar to extra than 200 mph with a prolonged adequate runway.
It earns a 6.6 TCC Ranking based on its amazing form and effectiveness. Fuel economic system and practicality aren’t specialties for the 2020 R8, and so what. (Go through extra about how we price cars and trucks.)
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The R8 coupe charges at least $one hundred seventy,000 and convertibles request at least $197,000. R8 Efficiency versions bump horsepower for a quite penny: at least $183,000 for the coupe and $209,000 for the convertible. All R8s are equipped with all-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive designs went as rapidly as they came in 2018.
Fashion and effectiveness
The up-to-date 2020 Audi R8 isn’t a hanging change for the extraordinary supercar. All the elements that produced the R8 stand out on the street are there: mid-engine layout, aspect intakes, low profile, two doors.
Audi up-to-date the R8’s nose with a honeycomb grille and lateral intakes. The physique-colored nose now sorts fangs that fall low to the ground in a menacing appear for the R8 on arrival.
Contrasting trim together the physique sides harken to the previous R8’s aspect strakes—always a wonderful look—and the back stop capabilities a new rear diffuser.
The coupe and convertible are in the same way styled, the leading-significantly less edition just capabilities a lengthier deck from passengers to tail.
Inside of, the R8 is generally similar with seats for two, a twelve.three-inch electronic instrument cluster that doubles as the infotainment screen, and leather-based and artificial suede on anything. Two new shades of leather-based spotlight the inside modifications.
Under the hood—at least, the a single driving your head—is a 5.two-liter V-ten massaged up to 562 horsepower, which is thirty extra than the 2018 edition. It is paired to a decisive and rapid-shifting 7-speed twin-clutch automated transmission that powers all 4 wheels. Audi says base coupes or convertibles spring to sixty mph in three.4 or three.5 seconds, respectively and leading out at extra than 200 mph.
Audi R8 Efficiency designs say what they do proper there on the box. These versions spin out 602 hp from their 5.two-liter V-10s, and start from -sixty mph in three.two or three.three seconds in coupe or convertible kind. R8 Efficiency designs will reach 205 mph if your braveness and runway are prolonged enough—please have a good deal of both of those.
Thanks to a regular all-wheel-drive program, the R8 is surefooted in corners and planted. Audi’s scientific solution to effectiveness will make the R8 experience significantly less of a wild youngster in comparison to other V-ten-powered exotics. The R8 is progressive with its energy and effectiveness, the tail stop gathers by itself properly all over corners without having punishing to start with-time mid-engine supercar drivers.
Typical adaptive dampers on base R8s filter out some street imperfections on prolonged hauls in the base R8, although R8 Efficiency designs swap in a regular activity suspension. We have not nonetheless pushed these versions but will report back the moment we do. R8 Efficiency versions also sub in carbon-fiber sway bars for bragging rights in the parking great deal the moment the drive is carried out.
Ease and comfort, protection, and capabilities
The R8 is relaxed for two grown ups, just be sure to pack mild. The R8’s cargo space up front is restricted to significantly less than 4 cubic ft, which is about adequate for a backpack.
The seats are energy-adjustable and shod in substantial-quality leather-based and grippy artificial suede. The watch out of the front is unencumbered by an infotainment display—the driver’s instrument cluster handles it all—and the R8 is very sleepy in comparison to other six-determine supercars.
The wheelbase measures 104.three inches, and the R8’s fairly compact at 174.4 inches from nose to tail shorter than a Toyota Corolla sedan.
Mainly because the 2020 R8 charges about ten instances extra than a Corolla, it is never been crash-analyzed and that’s not most likely to at any time modify. The R8 skips automated unexpected emergency braking or Audi’s driver-support capabilities, which is a testomony to the supercar’s getting older system underneath.
Each individual R8 is equipped with leather-based upholstery, 19-inch wheels, a twelve.three-inch driver data screen, navigation, Apple CarPlay and Android Vehicle compatibility software program, Bluetooth connectivity, and a wireless cellphone charger.
Selections for the R8 contain carbon-ceramic brakes, premium audio, laser headlights, and crimson brake calipers.
With its 5.two-liter V-ten, the R8 doesn’t prioritize fuel performance. The EPA charges it a 13 mpg metropolis, 20 highway, 16 mixed in coupe or convertible kind.