Scoop: This Caged Beast Looks Like a Very Hot Audi R8

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This just in; our spies nabbed these photos of a winged Audi R8 prototype lurking at one of the manufacturer's facilities in Germany.

Given the similarities in the design, you'll be forgiven to ponder whether it's a prototype for the all-new second generation R8 or a version of the current model, and the answer to this is the latter.

With all the additional aero components including the larger rear diffuser, a big rear wing, the winglets on the modified front bumper and side skirts, and the vented hood, it looks like a cross between the existing 542hp (550PS) R8 Plus V10 and the R8 LMS Ultra GT3 racecar.

So, what is it? The next R8 is slated to arrive next summer and Audi is already working on a GT3 racing version of the new model, so unless it's a test mule, it could be a special final edition for the current series. It won't be long before we find out for sure.

Photo Credits: CarPix for CarScoops

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