There’s a second-gen Audi R8 on its way and if you can immediately tell the differences with the current model, then you deserve four rings on your hand and a pat on the back.
This is pretty much evident even with all the camouflage covering Audi‘s development prototypes, but if you prefer a more direct approach, our friend Marco van Overbeeke has shared these renderings he made.
The Dutch designer used his digital pen to fill in the gaps we have from the testers – mainly, the front and rear ends of the German supercar, with inspiration coming from Audi’s latest design DNA.
It’s an evolutionary design theme with Audi giving the new R8 a few more edges and creases along with slicker looking and more technologically advanced LED lights.
As far as the interior is concerned, previous spy photos reveal that Audi will give the next R8 a brand new dashboard highlighted by the new large monitor in the driver’s instrument binnacle, similar to the new TT series.
Being a sister model to the Lamborghini Huracan, the new R8 will share the same modular sports car platform known as MSS, with a longer wheelbase and wider tracks. Audi’s halo supercar will launch with the same naturally-aspirated V8 and V10 engines used in the current model, albeit tuned to offer improved performance and fuel economy numbers.
Photo Credits & Copyright: Marco van Overbeeke