Is this the new front end of the Audi R8?

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The Audi R8 has been one of the most popular sportscars in the past few years, particularly because when it was first unveiled at the 2006 Paris Auto Show, it came with a cutting edge design that propelled the German automaker’s first true sportscar into the stratosphere. However, the popular belief is that while other brands have introduced fresh takes on their exotics, the R8 has remained virtually the same. What this means is that it just might be time for Audi to give their supercar a much-needed successor.

Nothing has been announced yet, but a leaked photo courtesy of has people wondering whether a new R8 will arrive sooner than any of us thought. Looking at the photo, you wouldn’t be remiss if you thought that what you’re looking at is the new front end of the R8. The changes are noticeably different, particularly Audi’s new hexagonal front grille and a new razor-thin lights set-up that stretches from the quarter panel all the way to the grille.

In terms of the powertrain, there’s word that Audi will continue to offer V8 and V10 engine options for the R8, to go with Quattro all-wheel drive. Some have indicated, however, that prototypes of the car have been seen using 2.5 and 3.0-liter TFSI engines. Whether these speculations have merits to them or not, one thing that’s becoming evident is that the R8 needs a make-over.

And if this photo is any indication of what the next-generation R8 is going to look like, then we’re getting ready to have our heads blown off.


Source: Fourtitude

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  (530) posted on 09.6.2011

This would be an awesome vehicle from the Audi. The styling and performance are bought impressive! I really like this vehicle!

  (484) posted on 09.6.2011

Its a good thing as well that they have change the styling on its front. I was captivated with the awesome speed performance of the car.

  (256) posted on 08.25.2011

Honestly, I was already captivated with the awesomeness of the vehicle particularly on its conceive and styling. For sure everybody hopes an advances in the front of the vehicle. I wonder on when will be this package be available.

  (248) posted on 08.25.2011

Agreed. The Audi R8 is fairly an impressive production vehicle. Aside, from the awesome detailing of the vehicle, I’m pleased to glimpse for a boost in the engine of the R8. The modified version of the vehicle will certainly makes it more gorgeous.

  (595) posted on 08.25.2011

Just what I think. Since automakers already developed other generations of their exotic cars, then Audi is. It’s not a little too late for Audi. By the way, I don’t know if that added edges can help the car. I’d better wait for the final result.

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