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The R8 quickly became an icon for Audi, tauting Lamborghini underpinnings and a monstrous V10 powertrain. But with the 2023 model year being its last, the supercar's demise is closing the book on a thrilling era for the company. To celebrate the R8's legacy before it heads out the door, Audi will give the supercar a special goodbye during the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion at Laguna Seca later this month.


Audi Using Monterey Car Week To Wave R8 Supercar Goodbye

The event comes as part of Monterey Car Week, and Audi says it will use it as a "celebration of the past and a look to the future." The R8 will make its "final laps" around the track with the all-electric Audi RS e-tron GT leading the way, which not only celebrates the R8 but serves as a reference to the future of the brand's performance cars.


The R8 models on display at Monterey Car Week will feature an exclusive wrap devleoped by none other than the lead exterior designer of the car's first-generation model, Frank Lamberty. We have yet to see the wrap's unique design in full, but Audi says it will draw inspiration from the supercar's ethos of being "born on the track and built for the road." The R8's roof will feature a drawing of the Laguna Seca race track, while the rest of the wrap will feature a split motif design that begins as a road-going R8, and then fades into a livery based on the R8 GT3 LMS race cars.


Audi Using Monterey Car Week To Wave R8 Supercar Goodbye

Audi Using Monterey Car Week To Wave R8 Supercar Goodbye

Audi will also have a presence at the Legends of the Autobahn event, where attendees will find most of the brand's current e-tron models on display. They will include the Q4 e-tron Sportback, RS e-tron GT, and both the SUV and Sportback variants of the Q8 e-tron.


Production of the R8 ends very soon, and only a small amount of examples remain on dealer lots, so interested buyers should act fast. Earlier this year, Audi revealed a proper sendoff in the form of the R8 GT, which is the most powerful rear-wheel drive version of the supercar ever built by the brand. Featuring the model's iconic 5.2 liter V10, only 333 units of the R8 GT have been built worldwide, with just 150 destined for U.S. customers.


Will you miss the Audi R8?

Image Credits: Audi
Performance
Aug 10, 2023
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Audi Using Monterey Car Week To Wave R8 Supercar Goodbye

The R8 supercar won't live past the 2023 model year.

The R8 quickly became an icon for Audi, tauting Lamborghini underpinnings and a monstrous V10 powertrain. But with the 2023 model year being its last, the supercar's demise is closing the book on a thrilling era for the company. To celebrate the R8's legacy before it heads out the door, Audi will give the supercar a special goodbye during the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion at Laguna Seca later this month.


Audi Using Monterey Car Week To Wave R8 Supercar Goodbye

The event comes as part of Monterey Car Week, and Audi says it will use it as a "celebration of the past and a look to the future." The R8 will make its "final laps" around the track with the all-electric Audi RS e-tron GT leading the way, which not only celebrates the R8 but serves as a reference to the future of the brand's performance cars.


The R8 models on display at Monterey Car Week will feature an exclusive wrap devleoped by none other than the lead exterior designer of the car's first-generation model, Frank Lamberty. We have yet to see the wrap's unique design in full, but Audi says it will draw inspiration from the supercar's ethos of being "born on the track and built for the road." The R8's roof will feature a drawing of the Laguna Seca race track, while the rest of the wrap will feature a split motif design that begins as a road-going R8, and then fades into a livery based on the R8 GT3 LMS race cars.


Audi Using Monterey Car Week To Wave R8 Supercar Goodbye

Audi Using Monterey Car Week To Wave R8 Supercar Goodbye

Audi will also have a presence at the Legends of the Autobahn event, where attendees will find most of the brand's current e-tron models on display. They will include the Q4 e-tron Sportback, RS e-tron GT, and both the SUV and Sportback variants of the Q8 e-tron.


Production of the R8 ends very soon, and only a small amount of examples remain on dealer lots, so interested buyers should act fast. Earlier this year, Audi revealed a proper sendoff in the form of the R8 GT, which is the most powerful rear-wheel drive version of the supercar ever built by the brand. Featuring the model's iconic 5.2 liter V10, only 333 units of the R8 GT have been built worldwide, with just 150 destined for U.S. customers.


Will you miss the Audi R8?

Image Credits: Audi

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