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2019 Audi R8 gets some thoughtful updates and is still gorgeous

It's a case of evolution rather than revolution for the R8 as Audi makes some styling tweaks for 2019.

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Kyle Hyatt

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The 2019 Audi R8 V10 is still mostly the same car we know and love.

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It still offers its amazing naturally aspirated V10 engine in two power output levels.

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Audi is adjusting the suspension and steering for 2019 to add more feel and sharper handling.

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The R8's front splitter is now made from aluminum and carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic, saving 4.4 pounds over the previous version.

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Among the handful of styling tweaks to be found is the addition of small slits above the large central grille, meant to evoke the Ur-Quattro.

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New 20-inch split, swept spoke wheels are optional, but likely won't be to everyone's tastes.

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The front styling of the R8 is more squared-off and aggressive than in generations past.

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The R8 V10 is available in two new colors for 2019 called Ascari Blue Metallic and Kemora Gray Metallic.

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Audi changed the rear diffuser on the R8 to improve looks as well as aerodynamics.

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The R8 V10 will continue to be offered in both Coupe and droptop Spyder models.

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