First Official Photo Of 2016 Audi R8?

We’ve come across this photo which appears to show the all-new Audi R8, scheduled to debut at the Geneva Motor Show next week.

We don’t know if it’s the real thing or not, but it’s definitely how we imagine Audi’s conservative designers would draw it. While it’s instantly recognizable as an R8, we’re not sure that is necessarily a good thing – it looks too similar to the outgoing model.

Based on the same platform as the Lamborghini Huracan, the new Audi R8 will launch in two versions, with a 540hp V10 and a top-of-the-line 610hp V10 Plus.

The latter has a heavily reworked 5.2-litre unit which allows the V10 Plus to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.2 seconds, an improvement of 0.3 seconds compared to its predecessor. Top speed is 330 km/h (205 mph).

Unfortunately for purists, there’s no manual transmission option, with the sole transmission offered being the 7-speed S-Tronic double-clutch gearbox.

Later on, the R8 may also get a smaller V8 engine, possibly the biturbo 4.0-liter used by other models of the VW Group. However, there’s nothing official about a V8 yet.

Story references: Motor Pasion

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