Details emerge about second generation Audi R8

British media has managed to provide substantial information about the second generation Audi R8 which will likely be revealed before the end of this year, with sales slated to commence in the first half of 2015. The vehicle will ride on the same platform as the Lamborghini Huracan but it will feature several modifications such as wider tracks and an elongated wheelbase which should create a more spacious cabin.

Expect Audi’s supercar to adopt the Huracan’s carbon fiber center tunnel that tips the scales at only 50 kg, while most of the other components will be manufactured from aluminum to lower the R8’s curb weight even further. Physical dimensions will be largely maintained while the design will be evolutionary with different front air intakes, a smaller front grille, along with different headlights, beefier rear diffuser and new exhaust tips.

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Power of the second generation Audi R8 will be provided by the familiar V8 and V10 engines, with the latter being closely related to the 5.2-liter motor that powers the aforementioned Huracan. Both these engines will work closely with a quattro all-wheel drive system as well as a dual-clutch 7-speed automatic gearbox. Later on during the car’s lifespan, the two naturally-aspirated engines will likely be complemented by a smaller capacity turbocharged mill.

via autocar.co.uk

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