A heavily camouflaged test mule of the 2015 Audi R8 has been caught testing at the Nurburgring. It is hard to dismiss it as anything else and the car seems much sportier than before.
The spotted test mule reveals the car will come with an aggressive front end with angular headlamps and big air dams. The body line reveals distinct sideblades, flared rear fenders and an active rear spoiler. The model also has slender taillights; an aggressive rear diffuser and a four-tailpipe exhaust system.
The entry-level R8 might use an updated version of the 4.2-litre V8 FSI engine that develops more than 423bhp and 430 Nm of torque. There might be an updated version of the 5.2-litre V10 engine which may crank out more than 517bhp and 530 Nm of torque. The engines might work in sync with a dual-clutch seven-speed gearbox powering all four wheels via the Quattro system.
Originally slated to go into production in mid-2014,several changes seem to have affected the happening and pushed back the launch date further.
The R8 hasn’t won many fans around the world, but it is one of the most practical and affordable sports car money can buy. In India, the R8 has secured some orders and Audi might introduce the model within a year’s time after its global debut. It will be sold in our country as a CBU.