Audi R8 Spy Photos

This photos were captured at a test prototype undergoing high-speed testing at Germany’s Nürburgring race course. The minimal disguise on the car, just a few bits of black tape on the headlights, some red tape on the tail, and a few white polka dots, give us a clear view of what the production model will look like

The new sports car will not be called the LeMans, a name already used by Pontiac many years ago, but instead will stick with Audi’s typical alpha-numeric names and will be the R8. It is expected to go into production late this year, and will be launched in early 2007.

The R8 shares a version of the Lamborghini Gallardo’s structural underpinnings and will come with a detuned version of the Gallardo’s 5.0-litre V10, giving 450bhp, as well as the 420bhp V8 found in the RS4. This is to ensure that sales of the more expensive Gallardo will not be adversely affected. Audi hasn’t announced pricing for the R8 as yet, but it will undercut the Gallardo by some margin.

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