Audi’s New 2016 R8 Models in 110 Photos

Not one, but three different Audi R8s made their world premiere today at the Geneva Motor Show, including the regular V10s, the battery-powered E-Tron and the LMS racer.

You’ll be forgiven to think that Audi pulled a simple Porsche 911 update on us with the new generation R8, and while that may hold true in regards to the…familiar exterior styling, the firm’s technical development boss Ulrich Hackenberg swears that every component of the car has been either upgraded or newly designed.

At launch, engine options include the base 5.2-liter V10 producing 540PS (533hp), the 5.2-liter V10 Plus with 610PS (602hp) and later on, in limited volumes for select markets, the all-electric E-Tron with 462PS (456hp) and 920Nm (679lb.ft) of torque from two electric motors.

The E-Tron might be the most futuristic model in the R8 range, but when it comes to purposeful looks, our vote goes to the new R8 LMS which complies with the 2016 GT3 regulations.

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