Taking up the mantle of the Plus, the Performance is a redesigned and improved trim for the R8, and the fastest offered for its second generation production run.
It is equipped with the same 5.2 V10 as the previous trim, but its power is increased by 10 horsepower, and is 0.1 seconds quicker to 60 mph from a standstill.
As part of the new trim level, the body was redesigned with a front bumper incorporating similar winglets fitted to the Huracán either side of inlets fashioned after the quattro, and a single rear grille fills most of the rear bumper above a more aggressive diffuser.
Need for Speed: Heat
The R8 V10 Performance '19 appears in Need for Speed: Heat following an article, revealing it to be part of the game's official car list, was published on August 19, 2019, and appears in the NFS: Heat Studio app as a secret car that's part of container 2, which was released on August 27, 2019.
The stock R8 V10 Performance '19 can be unlocked in Need for Speed: Heat upon reaching reputation level 28.
- Article: ea.com (2019) Under the Hood: Need for Speed Heat Car List. Available at: https://www.ea.com/games/need-for-speed/need-for-speed-heat/news/nfs-heat-car-list
- Article: gtplanet.net (2019) Need for Speed Heat Full Car List Revealed. Available at: https://www.gtplanet.net/need-for-speed-heat-car-list/