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Allegedly official 2015 Audi R8 image hits the web

Spanish media has managed to obtain what they believe is an official image of the 2015 Audi R8. The authenticity of the image has not been confirmed at the moment of writing but we should mention the air intakes and headlights seem to match the official teaser released by Audi several days ago so there are some chances this image shows the real deal.

An official public debut is scheduled for March 3 at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show but Audi could decide to release images this weekend. Technical specifications are already available and we know there isn’t going to be a V8 engine as the R8 will be available only with the V10 5.2-liter naturally aspirated engine rated at 532 bhp and 398 lb-ft in the standard model and at 601 bhp and 413 lb-ft in the R8 V10 Plus.

2015 Audi R8
2015 Audi R8

At the Swiss auto show, the Ingolstadt-based automaker is also going to bring a fully electric e-tron version which will be able to provide a maximum range of more than 400 km (249 miles). Later during the car’s lifespan, there might be a new entry-level version equipped with a V6 engine outputting more than 400 bhp.

A diesel-powered derivative is also being considered while a plug-in hybrid model could also happen a few years from now but Audi will first have to figure out whether there would be enough demand for such a variant.

via Motor Pasion

Adrian Padeanu

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