Car News 24 Feb 2016

First Official Teaser for the New Audi R8 is revealed!

First Official Teaser for the New Audi R8 is revealed!  

Audi has released the first official teaser shot of the new second generation Audi R8.

The Audi R8 supercar, which is due to make its global debut at the Geneva Motor Show next month, is claimed to “set new standards among high-performance sports cars.”

R8 will be fitted with reworked versions of the current V8 and V10enginea, with power hikes of at least 25bhp for both, taking them to over 450bhp and 570bhp respectively. It is thought that the R8 will also improve fuel economy by up to 10% with stop-start technology. It is also expected that there will be a plug-in hybrid e-tron model released at a later date.

Even though the new R8 is most likely to keep the same basic dimensions as its predecessor, some visual upgrades are expected, such as new front air intakes, smaller front grille and new headlight clusters. The new R8 will come with LED headlights as standard, but laser high beam headlights will be available as an additional extra option.

The interior is expected to be heavily redesigned with most functions incorporated into the new entirely Digital MMI system as seen in the most recent Audi TT. 

Prices have not yet been announced but the new R8 V8 is expected to cost from just under £100,000 when it arrives next year.

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