Meet The 2015 Audi R8, Quite Possibly
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With the Audi R8 due to be replaced in 2015 we get a glimpse of the second generation in a preview rendering based upon dedicated sleuthing and a whole lot of guess work. Marco Van Overbeek, from the Netherlands, has put his artistic skills to good use to visualise the look of next years Audi R8. It seems the 2015 bound R8 will get a slightly sharper suit in the same way the new generation Audi TT did. The R8 was meant to be revealed this year but delays in development have hampered the release date back until mid-2015. The mid-engine supercar will use the same core, aluminium chassis as the Lamborghini Huracan. Audi-R8-2015-A The additional use of carbon fiber for the R8’s firewall and B-pillars should result in a weight saving of around 100kg. Sadly the normally aspirated V10 engine may become sidelined in favor of a 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 currently used in the Audi RS6 and RS7 although Audi will tune it specifically for the R8 to produce more bang for its buck. Around 600bhp is the asking price. Quite possibly a hybrid version is also on the cards although Audi have yet to confirm this. The R8 will share the new TT’s digital instrument binnacle which also combines the infotainment system. The six speed manual gearbox is said to be fading into the past and the R8 will use in its place a seven-speed dual clutch transmission. Overall judging by these images the R8 will be an evolutionary update regarding the exterior design, but most of the underlying mechanicals will be significantly upgraded.  Audi-R8-2015
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