2018 Audi R8

Thursday, November 10th 2016. | Audi

At this time, the current R8 is designed with V10 engine that is also used by Lamborghini Huracan, but many rumors mentioned that the company is currently working for V6 engine. 2018 Audi R8 will come out in 2018.

2018 Audi R8 Front Angle


Everything started when Roland Schala, the leading figure in Audi technical development showed a reliable automotive magazine that the R8 platform will give a great advantage because its flexibility. The platform supports some new engines from racing versions to new engines. Audi extensively use diesel engines for its racing performance but Schala stated that this engine is too heavy and it doesn’t work for R8 character. He mentioned that the ideal engine is V6. 2018 Audi R8 will be designed with the high concern on its flexibility. The platform is quite good and it means that there are some parts that will be enhanced to support its performance.

The center of attraction inside the cabin of 2018 Audi R8 will be the virtual cockpit system from Audi. Probably, Audi will build the same high standard cabin design for this car just like the R8 V10 with the support of leather and Alcantara trim.


The company has big ambition to support the 2018 Audi R8 with the capability to produce something more. They think that the V10 engine and 5.2 liter to produce 602 hp is still less powerful compared to the V6 version. The V6 engine might be able to give many intakes and vents, but many people don’t think the same. They mentioned that it is better to keep the V10 proportions instead of using the V6 powered design. The V6 engine and 3.0 liter is predicted to come but it might be fitted to their new RS4. This engine is capable to generate 480 hp with the support of twin-turbochargers and same lag to reduce the electric air compression system that is also applied for the new SQ7. There is no confirmation yet from the official whether or not the new R8 V6 will be designed with turbochargers. Audi has big concern on non-turbo engines. It can be the mid-range V8 that is capable to generate even up to 400 hp.

Release Date and Price

2018 Audi R8 might go with V6 drivetrain. If so, it will be less than 120,000 pounds V10 model. If it comes out to be the strong rival for Porsche 911, then the price tag should be around 80,000 pounds depends on its final development. About its release date, it can be around the beginning of 2018.