2016 Audi R8 Revealed

Derek Kreindler
by Derek Kreindler
2016 audi r8 revealed

Ahead of its unveiling in Geneva, here’s a leaked pic of the next Audi R8.

Two V10 engines will be available from the start, with no V8 option – yet. A twin turbo V6 is also rumored. We’ll know more next week.

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  • Healthy skeptic Healthy skeptic on Feb 25, 2015

    I've never been much of an Audi guy. I think they make good products, but somehow they don't seem to get my blood racing in the same manner as, say, BMW or Porsche. In the end, they just seem a little stodgy to me. The R8 is different, however. If I had $100k+ to blow on a supercar, this one would definitely be on the list of candidates. It's supposed to be a good daily driver in addition to a racing machine.

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    • Ccd1 Ccd1 on Feb 26, 2015

      @FractureCritical I think the idea that flashy sports cars get pulled over more is mostly urban myth. I do believe that if two cars are speeding, the flashy sports car will get pulled over. But most of the time, I believe cops have their radar (or whatever) set to a certain speed and the first unlucky motorist to trip the setting gets pulled over. That was certainly the case the last time I got pulled over.

  • VenomV12 VenomV12 on Feb 26, 2015

    Basically a new front end and I am assuming the new electronics seen in the new TT and Huracan, safe and conservative changes. The R8 will pretty much evolve much the same way the 911 does from here on out.

    • Manny_c44 Manny_c44 on Feb 26, 2015

      I hope so, its a beautiful design. I'm glad they kept the curves and didn't make it too boxy-- just a great shape.

  • Wallstreet Wallstreet on Feb 26, 2015

    R8 is a classic beauty. I do like the vertical lower front air vents, however I dislike what Audi has done to its side blades. The polarizing long side blades are needed to set this beast apart from others especially TT.

  • Ccd1 Ccd1 on Feb 26, 2015

    I really wonder if Audi has done enough with the new R8. The $100-200K sports car market has changed recently with 3 new additions: the i8, the NSX (finally) and the Mercedes GT S. Against this influx of new cars, the Audi shape remains largely the same. I doubt most people could tell the difference between the two generations. The biggest difference will be the new dash which sound like sitting in the R8 might not be much different from sitting in the new TT which is not a good thing since the R8 is roughly 3 times the cost of the TT. If I had $150-200K burning a hole in my pocket, I'm just not sure Audi would get my money. The NSX is a brand new face, and will probably offer comparable reliability and DD capacities. The same could be said of the i8 and GT S. As a track car, I could save over $50k and get a GT3. The R8 might have trouble standing out from the crowd this time around. Now the R8 eTron and the diesel (if ever offered might be a different story.