Audi will unveil the all-new 2016 model year R8 sports car at the 2015 Geneva International Motor Show next month. But already something at the company has been naughty. Said insider has snapped this example while it was being prepared for something, we don’t know what exactly.

Thanks to this leak, we can see precisely what the new Audi R8 looks like. The face is unmistakably new Audi, with a large trapezoidal front grille with some honeycomb shapes, surrounded by drooping air intakes below each headlight. Expect those headlights by the way, to be fully LED or even matrixwhen the car lands.

While the R8 remains mid-engined, we don’t have any clues as to what motor it’s packing. Several rumours over the years have suggested that the new 4.0-litre V8 twin turbo was giving Audi engineers problems as far as cooling was concerned. Of course the old 4.2-litre basic V8 wouldn’t have such issues since it was naturally aspirated. Whatever the case is, it’s quite exciting to finally see the R8, at least some of it, before it appears in Geneva.

Author: MC World

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