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VW Rayra: Heading for Detroit?

VW Rayra
File this under rumors: the VW Rayra concept is said to be heading to Detroit.

We’re not sure how reliable the information about this new concept is but, according to the guys at AutoSpies, Volkswagen will be presenting a new convertible concept vehicle at next month’s Detroit Auto Show. Dubbed the ‘Rayra,’ the vehicle is reportedly based on Audi R8 running gear and will be entering production in 2009.

Like the R8, the Rayra will feature a mid-engined AWD layout with a 4.2L V8 engine mated to a six-speed manual (or automatic) transmission. Peak power will be the same 420hp (313kW) at 7,800rpm as found in the R8.

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Source: Motor Authority