The most affordable R8 you can buy in the U.S. starts at $169,900.

Audi unveiled the updated R8 back in October last year, but it’s only now we’re getting pricing details for the U.S. market. Arriving next week at the New York Auto Show before going on sale this summer, the naturally aspirated supercar is going to set you back at least $169,900 for the R8 V10 Coupe base model with 562 horsepower and 406 pound-feet (550 Newton-meters) of torque. Should you want droptop thrills, it’ll cost you an extra $12,200, with the R8 V10 Spyder kicking off at $182,100.

Replacing the Plus version sold during the pre-facelift period, the new R8 V10 Performance Coupe ups the power ante to a mighty 602 hp and 413 lb-ft (560 Nm) in exchange for a hefty $195,900. Go with the R8 V10 Performance Spyder and math starts from $208,100 or the same extra $12,200 over the fixed roof variant.

Gallery: Audi R8 V10 Decennium

But wait, we’re not done yet. Audi has an even more expensive version of the R8 you’ll be able to buy. Limited to 222 cars worldwide, the R8 V10 Performance-based Decennium is coming to the U.S. where the last 50 units of the special edition will be available, so numbers 173 through 222. Celebrating ten years of the glorious high-revving 5.2-liter FSI engine shared with the Lamborghini Huracan, the fancy R8 comes strictly in coupe form and has a starting price of $214,995.

So, what do you get for the extra $19,095 you’re spending over the regular R8 V10 Performance Coupe? Like we detailed in the special edition’s reveal article, the Decennium is all about cosmetic tweaks. There are things such as a bronze intake manifold and the 20-inch rims finished in the same shade, while the Four Rings and the “V10” lettering on the front fenders come in glossy black. Inside, the predominately black interior is contrasted by the bronze stitching on the seats, door cards, and the armrest.

Even though it costs well over $200,000 and is more expensive than even the R8 V10 Performance Spyder, the Decennium is still not the priciest R8 ever sold by Audi. Remember the ill-fated fully electric R8 E-Tron? Fewer than 100 were sold, at roughly $1.1 million a pop.

As a final note, it looks like the U.S.-spec R8 has slightly less torque than the Euro model, with the former’s 413 lb-ft (560 Nm) lower than the latter’s 428 lb-ft (580 Nm).

Source: Audi

Live Photos: Chris Amos

Gallery: 2019 Audi R8

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Updated 2020 Audi R8 and limited edition R8 V10 Decennium bring powerful performance to New York International Auto Show

  • Audi R8 features sharpened design and enhanced performance – with all R8 models now achieving a top track speed of at least 200 mph
  • Limited edition Audi R8 V10 Decennium celebrates ten years with unique design cues; 222 units available globally with 50 in the U.S.
  • Both models are expected to be on sale this summer

HERNDON, Va., April 11 2019 – The iconic Audi R8 will make its appearance at the 2019 New York International Auto show in a big way, with the U.S. debut of both the updated 2020 Audi R8, and the limited edition R8 V10 Decennium, built in celebration of the model’s ten years of powerful V10 engine performance.

Updated 2020 Audi R8

Each generation of the R8 brings to the road know-how acquired on the racetrack and from the legacy of Audi endurance racing. This year is no different.

Design
Updates to the 2020 R8 model line deliver a refreshed exterior design.  The updated front bumper includes a new honeycomb grille with R8 badge, front spoiler lip, and lateral air intakes. The updated rear bumper continues with honeycomb air outlets, oval exhaust pipes, and a new rear diffuser. The headlights have also been darkened, and the rocker panel has been redesigned and includes an inlay. On the V10 model, the lower trim is finished in high-gloss black, and on the V10 performance model, the lower trim is finished in titanium color, with an option to select carbon fiber.

Ascari Blue metallic is a newly added color option for the V10 performance models, while all R8 models receive Kemora Gray metallic as an all-new color option. The V10 performance model also has available black Audi rings and badges, and the V10 performance Spyder (previously known as the R8 V10 plus Spyder) receives a standard gloss black windshield frame to identify it as the performance variant.

The V10 models also receive 19-inch 5-double-spoke design forged wheels in an anthracite bi-color finish, with optional 20-inch 10-spoke-Y design forged wheels in high-gloss anthracite as an option. The V10 performance models now come standard with 20-inch 5-double-spoke-dynamic design milled and forged wheels in titanium finish, with an option to change the color to anthracite finish. The ceramic brakes on the V10 performance models are now also available in red along with the standard gray.

Sporty race features continue inside, where the driver-oriented interior features standard Audi virtual cockpit with Sport mode, MMI navigation plus, LED interior lighting and Bang & Olufsen® Sound System with 13 speakers (standard on the V10 and optional on the V10 performance models). Two new available interior colors are available: Pastel Silver and Palomino Brown, and the Audi phone box with signal booster and wireless charger is included in every R8 model.

Performance
Featuring the same naturally aspirated V10 engine found in the R8 LMS racecar, quattro® all-wheel drive, and a functional yet technologically advanced cabin, the R8 is the pinnacle of performance for Audi, with no other model bearing a closer tie to racing. New for the R8 performance Spyder is an available carbon fiber front sway bar, which saves 2 kg (4.4 lb) of weight. Featuring a seven-speed S tronic® dual-clutch transmission, which can shift gears in as little as 120 ms, the R8 V10 Coupe achieves 562 horsepower – 30 more horsepower than the previous model – and reaches 60 mph in 3.4 seconds and top track speed of 201 mph. The R8 V10 performance coupe (previously known as the R8 V10 plus) maintains 602 horsepower and catapults from 0- 60 mph in 3.2 seconds.

Key specifications and pricing detail

Model

Engine

Transmission

Horsepower

Torque

Top Speed

0-60

Starting

MSRP

R8 V10 Coupe

5.2 FSI

10 cyl.

quattro®

7-speed

S tronic®

562

406

lb-ft

201

3.4

$169,900

R8 V10 Spyder

5.2 FSI

10 cyl.

quattro®

7-speed 

S tronic®

562

406

lb-ft

200

3.5

$182,100

R8 V10 performance Coupe

5.2 FSI

10 cyl.

quattro®

7-speed

S tronic®

602

413

lb-ft

205

3.2

$195,900

R8 V10 performance Spyder

5.2 FSI

10 cyl.

quattro®

7-speed 

S tronic®

602

413

lb-ft

204

3.3

$208,100


Audi R8 V10 Decennium

Reaching 602 horsepower and sprinting from 0-60 in 3.2 seconds, the limited edition Audi R8 V10 Decennium is a celebration of the V10 engine and its storied heritage with the Audi brand. The last 50 units of the special edition, numbers 173 to 222, will be available in the U.S. from of a limited global production of 222.

Unique design cues
With special edition paint options, and unique Decennium logo placement inside and out, the R8 V10 Decennium makes its special edition character clear. The model is offered only in coupe form, and in the U.S., all 50 units are painted in Mythos Black metallic. The milled 20-inch wheels and the intake manifolds of the 5.2 FSI engine are finished in matte bronze. The front spoiler, the side sills and the diffuser are painted in gloss black, supplemented by black Audi rings and badges on the exterior. The side blades, rear wings, and the exterior mirror housings are made from gloss carbon fiber.

The interior of the R8 V10 Decennium is also finished entirely in black, with the inlays in gloss carbon fiber adding highlights. The diamond stitching on the sport seats is finished in gloss black with contrasting stitching in a copper tone. The selector lever and the steering wheel – with Alcantara rim and black 12 o’clock marking – feature copper-colored stitching, along with the center armrest, the door armrest and the door rail.

A “Decennium” logo adorns the center console, the door panels above the armrest, and the inlays in the gloss carbon fiber door sill trims, as well as the logo projector when the door is opened. The badge in the center console stands out visually from the gloss carbon fiber around it. It comes with a partially matte finish – a process patented by Audi – with the surface of the material roughed down a few thousandths of a millimeter using a special powder. The door light projects the “Decennium” logo onto the ground, supplemented by the model’s sequential limited-edition number.

Performance
The naturally aspirated 5.2 FSI engine in its most powerful output rating forms the heart of the R8 V10 Decennium. With 602 horsepower and maximum torque of 413 lb-ft, it catapults the special edition model from 0-60 in 3.2 seconds with a top track speed of 205 mph.

Pricing detail

Model

Starting MSRP

R8 V10 Decennium

$214,995