Does the R8 have active aero?
You forgot the "" . The R8 and it's brother Huracan have been developed by Audi/Lamborghini, not Porsche. Porsche just got recently involved with sportscar development in the VW Group and their new sportscar platform is not compatible with the R8/Huracan platform.
No but next gen could get it, together with the Huracan and Aventador. All three models will be based on the same (Porsche) platform.
Facelift gets rear wheel steering as far as I heard but it is not 100% clear yet (no official info available).
If Audi gets enough money to make another R8...this is still unknown. Right now, only the Huracan and the "960" seem to have green lights in the future model planning, the next gen R8 has still a question mark behind it. We are probably going to know about it after Audi introduces the 2.9 l Biturbo V6 in the R8 and after the facelift. If the lower price and the slightly different design doesn't sell this car, the future of the R8 will be very questionable.
The 991.2 Turbo S has active aero and rear wheel steering. Just imagine both coming to the Huracan/R8... An amazing performance would be possible. Let's see how the Huracan Performante will perform...many are still skeptical about the ALA performance.
So far, the R8/Huracan are pretty "analogue" cars with n/a engines, a rare breed and probably the last ones of their kind. Sad.
RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche 991 Carrera 4 GTS Cabriolet (2015), Porsche Cayenne S Diesel (2017), Audi R8 V10 Plus (2016), Mini JCW (2015)