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Audi R8: The very latest intel about the next generation!

Audi R8

The Audi R8, center of many dreams and here’s the latest intel about the next generation.

Once again, Audi is planning a two-model line-up, with a base 4.2-litre V8 and range-topping 5.2-litre V10. Both models receive updated versions of the first-generation R8’s engines, optimised for greater power and fuel economy. The V10 is said to develop about 550bhp and return 25.7mpg in combination with a new seven-speed, dual-clutch gearbox that is set to underpin changes on a facelifted version of today’s model, due to make its public debut at the Moscow motor show in August.
A follow-up to the limited-production GT is planned, too. It will run an even more powerful, 580bhp version of Audi’s 5.2-litre V10 and a lightweight body. It will be aimed at the upcoming Ferrari 458 Scuderia, next-gen Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera and new Porsche 911 GT3, although it isn’t planned to see the light of day until 2016.

As well as acting as a technological figurehead for the rest of the Audi line-up, the next R8 has been earmarked to usher in a new generation of exterior design. Elements of that will begin to appear on the upcoming all-electric E-Tron – a car that is set to share a large part of its structural architecture with the new R8 coupé and roadster.