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Next generation Audi R8 rendered

The next generation Audi R8 has been rendered once again, ahead of an official reveal which can’t come soon enough. RM Design took his inspiration most likely from the e-tron roadster concept when working on this render for the highly anticipated new R8. We all know how Audi’s flagship supercar will end up looking, like a bigger and angrier version of the recently introduced third generation TT.

That’s not necessarily a bad thing but some fans of the model would appreciate a more differentiated styling since after all the new R8 will be a lot more expensive than the TT. Expect the model to adopt a sharper styling approach and will also carry over some design cues from the outgoing model while on the inside there will probably be a simple layout of the dashboard which will likely include the now familiar 12.3-inch TFT digital instrument cluster as seen in the aforementioned TT, as well as in the 2015 Volkswagen Passat.

The next generation Audi R8 is expected to go on a diet which will eliminate up to 100 kg of excess weight while the quattro all-wheel drive system will be available as expected. Details about the engine lineup are still a mystery but it is believed the R8 will continue with the naturally aspirated V8 5.2 and V10 5.2 engines, although there are some talks about a newly developed twin-turbo V8 4.0-liter as well as a V8 4.0 twin-turbodiesel or a larger V10 5.0 diesel.

We could see the next generation Audi R8 before this year’s end.

via designrm.wordpress.com

Adrian Padeanu

Long-time fan of the fabled Four Rings.