Audi Philippines started the year with a bang by introducing the RS3 sedan followed by the RSQ8 SUV afterward. Now, the flagship supercar, the R8, has finally arrived in the Philippines, joining the brand's high-performance RS lineup.
After two years on the market, the refreshed 2021 R8 is now available at Audi dealerships across the country. It features new styling cues that give the supercar a more aggressive look.
Upfront, there's a restyled front bumper with larger intake vents and new smaller side vents. Moving to the rear, the bumper gets a more prominent diffuser and larger exhausts. A large one-piece panel has been fitted below the taillights to improve cooling. New 20-inch wheels round up the exterior changes for the R8.
While the exterior gets a makeover, the interior is carried over from the pre-facelift R8. Everything from the dashboard to the three-spoke steering wheel and digital gauge cluster remains. Customers can also spec the cabin of their R8 to their liking.
It's the same story with the engine. The 2021 R8 V10 Plus is powered by a naturally aspirated 5.2-liter V10 engine producing 620 horsepower and 580 Nm torque. A 7-speed S-Tronic dual-clutch transmission then sends power to all-four wheels via the Quattro all-wheel-drive system. As a result, the supercar can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.1 seconds and hit a top speed of 331 km/h.
To improve its cornering ability, the suspension was tweaked to improve handling and stability. Meanwhile, Audi magnetic ride suspension continuously adapts the shock absorbers for various road surfaces and driving style.
With the arrival of the R8, customers now have more high-performance Audi models to choose from aside from the RS3, RS6, and the RSQ8. The R8 may not be the most practical of the bunch, but it will certainly turn the most heads driving around town.
Interested in the 2021 Audi R8? You may visit any of the Audi Philippines showrooms across the country to inquire about their newest supercar. You may also call 7270381 to 85 or email [email protected] for more information.