The McLaren 570S rival benefits from exterior revisions, a power boost and tweaks to improve handling.
Visual changes for the 2019-model-year update are subtle but include a redesigned grille with 3D optics for a honeycomb effect and the removal of the aluminium bar that crossed the grille of the old model.
Darker headlights with black-trimmed surrounds have been added and a new spoiler wraps around the front of the car and continues into the deeper side skirts. The air intakes behind the doors have been enlarged for greater cooling potential and a new full-width honeycomb grille at the rear serves the same purpose, as well as adding “more visual aggression”, according to Audi.
The tailpipe design has been changed from rectangular to oval, with the exhaust surrounds made from matt black titanium on the R8 V10 Performance — new branding that replaces the old V10 Plus.