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Next-gen Audi R8 spied testing V10 on the Nurburgring

The next-gen Audi R8 has been caught on camera while testing what seems to be the naturally aspirated V10 5.2-liter engine. As expected the prototype was spotted at the Nürburgring where most automakers bring their upcoming cars for tweaking. It is a known fact the V10-powered version of the second generation R8 will share most of the engine department with Lamborghini’s brand new Huracan.

Don’t expect a lot of changes as far as the design is concerned as the vehicle will boast only a few evolutionary changes that will increase the supercar’s sharpness even further. If we were to make an assumption, the new and improved R8 will look like a bigger third-gen TT which isn’t necessarily a bad thing since the TT is a very appealing coupe.

Since we mentioned the TT, the next-gen Audi R8 will borrow its customizable digital cluster that boasts a generous 12.3-inch display. The interior cabin will also host a revised three-spoke steering wheel and will likely pack more metallic accents to provide an upscale look for Ingolstadt’s flagship sportscar.

Besides the V10 5.2-liter, the next-gen Audi R8 will also be offered with the familiar V8 4.2-liter (also naturally-aspirated) and probably these two motors will be further tweaked to squeeze additional power and become more fuel efficient at the same time. Later on during the model’s life, a smaller turbocharged motor will join the range.

Adrian Padeanu

Long-time fan of the fabled Four Rings.