Definition of Audi Sport®
A powerful meaning takes shape.
Some symbols are so imbued with meaning that they don’t need to be defined. Others, like the RS badging, have defined “racing sport” for generations.

2018 Audi R8 V10 Coupe Exterior design

As the air travels over, around and under the iconic lines of the Audi R8 V10 Coupe, it plays an integral part of the performance. The sideblades funnel air to feed the powerful 5.2-liter V10 engine, and the air exiting the rear diffuser helps generate downforce.

Super car profile with Roof line and wheel arches

While we didn’t invent the low-slung, super car silhouette, our interpretation is unmistakably Audi. The well-defined wheel arches were influenced by our legendary race cars, and the smooth sloping roof line looks like it was shaped by the wind with skilled hands.
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Full LED headlights and taillights with dynamic turn signals

Four integral parts of the stunning design of the Audi R8 are the full LED headlights and taillights. The headlights are shaped to fuse seamlessly within the front fascia of the Audi R8, placed artfully above the side air intakes and below the curvaceous front fenders. The horizontal shape of the rear taillights makes for high visibility, and the progressive inward-to-outward movement of the dynamic taillights help create awareness.

Two-piece Ice Silver sideblades

Design function becomes iconic style. By turning the side air intakes into a styling element, Audi designers created one of the most recognizable features of the Audi R8. The two-piece sideblades are painted Ice Silver to draw as much attention as they draw in cool air.

3D Singleframe® grille with honeycomb pattern

It wouldn’t be an Audi without the signature 3D Singleframe® grille. On the Audi R8, the Singleframe takes a front, low and prominent position. The honeycomb grille pattern is reserved for Audi Sport® vehicles.

Air inlets at front and rear

The air inlets below the LED headlights were designed to draw in air to help cool the brake discs. In the rear, the air that flows out of the vents beneath the rear taillights plays a role in cooling, too.

Trapezoidal exhaust outlets

Neither circular, oval or square, the unique trapezoidal shape of the exhaust outlets adds a distinctive element to the tail-end styling of the Audi R8.

Available 20" 10-spoke-Y design wheels, Silver finish

Five spokes extend from the center and then branch outwards to create 20 spokes at the outer edges. Forged to be both light and strong, the classic Y-spoke pattern adds visual contrast to the smooth curvilinear surfaces of the Audi R8.
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2018 Audi R8 V10 Spyder Exterior design
The sound of the air swirling over and around you heightens the exhilarating rush you experience in the Audi R8 V10 Spyder. While most convertibles look like design afterthoughts, the R8 V10 Spyder loses nothing and gains unique touches such as a ventilated engine cover, an Aluminum-optic window surround and one-piece sideblades. An R8 from any angle, it will take your breath away in more ways than one.
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Aluminum-optic engine vent covers

Two parallel engine vents run the length of the engine cover of the Audi R8 V10 Spyder. The Aluminum-optic treatment on the vents matches the windshield frame and adds a jewel-like finish to the stunning design of the R8 V10 Spyder.
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Acoustic folding roof

The roof of the Audi R8 V10 Spyder can be raised or lowered while on the move, at speeds up to 31 mph. The roof is made from a special aeroacoustic material designed to help keep interior noise low when the roof is closed.
Aluminum-optic windshield surround
The Aluminum-optic treatment to the windshield surround of the Audi R8 V10 Spyder is one of the trademark design elements of open-top Audi vehicles. It combines with the Aluminum-optic engine vent covers to add a sheen to the top half of the R8 V10 Spyder.
One-piece Ice Silver sideblades
The Audi R8 V10 Spyder features a one-piece sideblade air intake that’s finished in Ice Silver, which complements the Aluminum-optic paint on the fuel filler door, engine vents and windshield surround.
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2018 Audi R8 V10 plus Coupe Exterior design

The Audi R8 V10 plus Coupe features a carbon fiber front-lip spoiler and rear-mounted spoiler to help route the air it confronts. A carbon fiber rear diffuser helps accelerate underbody air flow to reduce drag and increase downforce. As speeds increase, so does downforce, which can help improve stability.

2018 Audi R8 V10 plus Spyder Exterior design

The high-output 602 hp V10 propels the Audi R8 V10 plus Spyder through the rarified air of super car performance.[1] Super-strategic use of carbon fiber design elements help control air flow and add visual distinction. They include one-piece Carbon Sigma sideblades, front and rear carbon fiber spoilers, side sill extensions and exterior mirror housings made of the high-tech material.

Carbon fiber exterior elements

Prized for its strength-to-weight ratio, and a favorite material in race car design, carbon fiber is tastefully and effectively incorporated into the exterior design of the Audi R8 V10 plus Coupe. In addition to the front lip spoiler and fixed-position rear spoiler, the R8 V10 plus Coupe features mirror housings, a rear diffuser and sideblades made of the high-tech material.
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Full LED headlights with Audi laser light

The Audi R8 V10 plus is one of the first production vehicles to feature laser lighting technology—another example of how Audi continues to lead the way in lighting. The laser module within the headlights uses four high-intensity laser diodes and a phosphor convertor to transform blue laser light into a bright white light. The laser lights are activated at 40 mph and above, when conditions permit, and supplement the high-beam setting by projecting a low and wide beam of light.
Black-optic package
Taking the power of black to create a moody effect, the Black-optic package adds Titanium Black high-gloss exterior trim and forged 20" 10-spoke-Y design wheels finished in high-gloss Anthracite to complete the stealth look.
2018 Audi R8 V10 Coupe RWS Exterior design
Bold signs of distinction set the limited-edition Audi R8 V10 Coupe RWS apart from other Audi R8 models. Its unique style may not be suitable for those not used to the attention.
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Unique red stripe
Following a similar design theme to the Audi R8 LMS GT4 racer, an available red stripe flows from the hood and transforms into an Audi Sport® Rhombus logo on the roof. Another red stripe completes the treatment on the passenger side of the engine cover.
Top sideblade in Mythos Black and lower sideblade in body color
The Mythos Black top sideblade helps define the side window lines, while the lower sideblade is painted in the same color as the body, unlike other Audi R8 models.
19" 5-arm-V-spoke design wheels, high-gloss Black finish
The 19" 5-arm-V-spoke design wheels are finished in a high-gloss Black paint that is as aggressive as it is discreet.
Titanium black exterior elements
Exterior components such as the front lip spoiler, Singleframe® grille, lower side air intakes, rear fascia and rear diffuser are treated to the subtle sheen of titanium black and add an accent to the special nature of the Audi R8 V10 Coupe RWS.