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SPIED: Audi’s next R8 loses camo

2014-04-11 11:57

NEXT R8 SPOTTED AT THE ‘RING: Audi will launch its second-generation R8 in 2015. Image: Automedia

Audi’s iconic R8 sports car was introduced in 2006, followed by a facelift in 2012.

The new second-generation R8 was spotted undergoing testing at Germany’s Nurburgring race track sporting minimal camouflage.

IMAGE GALLERY: 2014 Audi R8 (Spy)

The new sports car will be easier to notice courtesy of its angular style and modern tweaks in-line with current-generation Audis. The interior will be similar to the TT concept revealed earlier in 2014.

The new R8 has a mid-engine platform, one also used in the Lamborghini Huracan  though it has not been confirmed what will power Audi's next sports car.

Rumour has it that it will use a version of the RS7's twin-turbo V8 and a non-turbo V10. A plug-in hybrid will be available.

Engines should be mated to the automaker’s S-tronic seven-speed dual-clutch auto gearbox though a six-speed manual is in the works.

The second-generation Audi R8 will be launched in 2015.
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