The Audi R8 will have several varients to add to its lineup and, with rumored reports of an even more powerful R8, we have been chomping at the bit to receive some sort of confirmation that this beast is hidden somewhere in Audi’s stable. That stable has turned out to be the Nurburgring and the stallion has turned out to be the Audi R8 Clubsport, or GT if it passes FIA inspections.
This vehicle has been spotted testing at the “Green Hell” enveloped in the non-original matte black wrap that has been so popular recently. From the looks of it, the front fascia has been lowered and new angled splitters and reshaped wings have been added. The rear bumper has seen a slight facelift sporting a huge, round exhaust and large calipers and large carbon ceramic brakes have also been added.
It has been rumored that the Audi R8 Clubsport will be fitted with carbon fiber bodywork to decrease weight by a couple of hundred pounds and increase the V10’s performance. A change in gearbox to a dual clutch system is also expected.
We imagine, and hope, the Audi R8 Clubsport will raise its head sometime towards the end of this year.