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Old 04-02-2014, 02:20 AM   #1
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You’re looking at the first spy shots of a prototype for the second-generation Audi R8. The car has been developed alongside the new Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4, with which it shares a platform, though its release is still about a year away, which means we’re likely to see it list as a 2016 model.

The spy shots confirm Audi is taking an evolutionary approach with the styling of its new R8. The shots also reveal that Audi’s horizontal themes first shown on the 2016 TT will feature on the 2016 R8. Wider and flatter lights are fitted at both ends, and are joined by a more rigid hexagonal grille up front and rectangular exhaust tips at the rear. We can also see the car is getting a massive diffuser tucked into the rear bumper.

Despite sharing a platform with the Huracán, the 2016 R8 will be slightly wider and longer than the Lambo. Not only will this mean a more spacious cabin, but the ride comfort should be better too--the Huracán has been designed as the more hardcore option, with the Audi positioned as the everyday supercar.

The platform in question is a heavily revised version of the current R8’s aluminum structure. The use of carbon fiber in key areas, however, means the new R8 will be significantly stiffer than the current one, and lighter too. Some versions of the 2016 R8 may be as much as 130 pounds lighter than the current car. The latest 2014 Audi R8 V8 model weighs in at 3,439 pounds, so the redesigned version may end up weighing as little as 3,300 pounds.

Power will come from revised versions of the naturally aspirated V-8 and V-10 engines fitted to the current R8. This means a 4.2-liter V-8 unit in the base car and a 5.2-liter V-10 in the range-topper. The latter is the same engine fitted to the Huracán, though the new V-10-powered R8 will likely have its output capped below the 601 horsepower of the Lambo.

Sadly, the 2016 R8 is no longer expected to offer a conventional manual transmission. Instead, a seven-speed S tronic dual-clutch transmission will be standard. Other interior features should include a fully digital instrument cluster, a driver-focused dash design, and leather and Alcantara trim.

Audi has confirmed that the second-generation R8 body will be used for its production R8 e-tron, which will be produced on request starting from next year. Thanks to improvements in battery technology, the range of the car should be about 280 miles. Further down the track, the second-generation R8 will also feature a downsized turbo engine, though this option isn’t expected to be available in the U.S.

Production of the 2016 R8 will take place at Audi’s new Böllinger Höfe plant in Neckarsulm, Germany. A reveal may take place as early as the 2014 Paris Auto Show in October, the same show where the original R8 was revealed eight years ago.
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A prototype for the second generation of Audi’s R8 supercar recently took to Germany’s Nürburgring, and we have an exclusive video of it. As the prototype confirms, Audi’s designers are taking an evolutionary approach to the styling of the new car. Wider and flatter lights are fitted at both ends, and these are joined by a more rigid hexagonal grille up front and rectangular exhaust tips at the rear.

The car looks very fast in this video, meaning engineers are likely testing the range-topping V-10 model. The good news is that customers should still be able to opt for a V-8. The bad news is that the manual option is being dropped from the car, with a seven-speed S tronic dual-clutch ‘box being fitted as standard across the range.

Underpinning the new R8 is the same platform found in the Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4, although the Audi will have a longer wheelbase and wider track. It’s a heavily revised version of the current R8’s aluminum platform, with most of the updates aimed at shedding weight.

Production of the new R8 will take place at Audi’s new Böllinger Höfe plant in Neckarsulm, Germany. A reveal may take place as early as the 2014 Paris Auto Show in October, the same show where the original R8 was revealed eight years ago. A showroom debut should follow sometime in 2015, with the car listing as a 2016 model.
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Old 04-02-2014, 09:48 AM   #2
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I honestly see no difference.
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Old 04-02-2014, 10:20 AM   #3
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^Are you crazy? The exhaust tips are now rectangular! Totally transforms the car.....
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Old 04-02-2014, 10:26 AM   #4
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I am such an oaf,

I did not see that
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Old 04-02-2014, 10:57 PM   #5
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^Are you crazy? The exhaust tips are now rectangular! Totally transforms the car.....
Not to mention the side blades are going to come in 100percent recycled paper. Treated with a new resin that resists fade and water damage.
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Old 04-03-2014, 06:59 AM   #6
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Longer slope in rear roofline. Less rear deck.

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Old 04-03-2014, 02:14 PM   #7
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Can't wait to see it without the camo. The camo makes the car look like the next generation TT.
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Old 04-12-2014, 04:00 PM   #10
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Old 04-12-2014, 08:11 PM   #11
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So audi is using 24" WHEELS for the R8 now?
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Those bulging sideblade vent intakes are too abrupt and inelegant.
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Those bulging sideblade vent intakes are too abrupt and inelegant.
Oh and the front grill is production ready?
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I'm a fan of the R8, can't wait to see it fully unveiled
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Headlights look too squinty. If that's a word.
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Old 06-18-2014, 07:22 PM   #16
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well, this is the old one, but I´m too lazy to search

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Old 07-11-2014, 05:43 PM   #17
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Talk of a diesel-powered R8 has been around since the launch of the Audi supercar and really peaked in 2008 when not one but two R8 concept cars powered by diesel engines were presented, each fitted with a monster 6.0-liter V-12 TDI good for 500 horsepower and 738 pound-feet of torque. Audi eventually abandoned plans for its diesel R8, but now it looks like the car is back on the agenda.

Automobile Magazine is reporting that the second generation of the R8, due for the 2016 model year, will eventually get a diesel option. At launch the new R8 will offer V-8 and V-10 units, just like the current model, but for 2017 a new diesel option will reportedly be offered.

The diesel engine destined for the R8 is said to be either Audi’s 4.0-liter TDI turbodiesel V-8 currently offered overseas, or a new 5.0-liter TDI V-10 that is reportedly being developed for use in future Bentley vehicles.

Audi has multiple successes with its TDI technology at the 2014 Hours of Le Mans, so it’s understandable the automaker will want to show off that technology in its flagship. VW Group chairman Ferdinand Piëch is also said to be keen to see a diesel R8 launched.

While Audi is yet to confirm that it is bringing a diesel R8 to market, the brand with the four rings has said the new R8 will have an all-electric R8 e-tron model. There’s also talk of a smaller capacity turbocharged engine being offered in markets where tax regulations disfavor car’s with large capacity engines.

Stay tuned for an update.
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Old 07-17-2014, 12:06 AM   #18
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