• Oct 16, 2007
The Audi R8 turns heads on public roads like few other sports cars on the planet, and its 420 HP V8 makes for a terrific track toy too. We've been reporting to you about a forthcoming Gallardo-sourced V10 R8 for some time, but the pumped up supercar has been absent from the 'Ring since its melt-down a few months back.

The illustrious spy photo gang led by Sir Hans Lehmann caught the V10-powered Audi halo car back on the 'Ring, and this time it's ready for disaster. There are two red switches at the base of the a-pillar that can quell any fire with an electronic, foam-based extinguisher before the expensive prototype burns to the ground. The larger air intakes behind the doors and modified rocker panel skirts will help differentiate the R8S (or whatever Audi will call it) from its $109,000 "base" model, but the angry growl of the V10 should be a tip-off too. It's good to see that Audi has gotten over its fear of fire and is back on the track with the V10 R8, and we'll continue to eagerly await the 2009 Audi supercar.

[Source: AudiWorld]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      Wow, the proportions are just all wrong...
        • 7 Years Ago
        It doesn't look as good in pics as it does in person.
      • 7 Years Ago
      "It doesn't look as good in pics as it does in person."

      I so agree - it looks really good in white. its allot squatter in person, and alot wider - all photo's i've seen of it are rubbish and don't show it off.
      • 7 Years Ago
      That's a nice fire suppression system, but I was thinkin' maybe they could design the car NOT to burst into flames. Just a thought.

        • 7 Years Ago
        lmao

        i had the exact thing in mind

        I recognize prototypes are not perfected, but considering they are using a V10 already in production and probably the same fuel lines and supply, I would expect a bit more out of Audi
      • 7 Years Ago
      Audi should skip the v10 and go straight to a v12 TDI, restyle the car slightly and name the car R10, the first mass produced diesel powered supercar. That would be a smarter use of development funds which will lead to a more effective halo car for marketing purposes.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I wonder what the price of such V10 will be. If I were to choose between a Gallardo and the Audi (although essentially the same cars) I'd probably pick a Galardo
        • 7 Years Ago
        +1

        Probably the reason behind the V8 in the first place.
        • 7 Years Ago
        "The Audis are better made."

        You're joking right? Audi owns Lamborghini. The Gallardo is essentially Audi-made.
        • 7 Years Ago
        The Audis are better made.
      • 7 Years Ago
      shouldn't that make this an R10 now?
      • 7 Years Ago
      woops, clicked the link. Now i see what your talking about. Guess thats what prototypes are for.