• Jun 25, 2008


Click for hi-res images of the Audi R8 V10 at quattro GmbH

If the latest batch of spy shots are to be believed, the V10-powered version of Audi's R8 supercar must be nearing its public release. Following earlier shots snapped by the folks at Bridge to Gantry, more photos of what seems to be the same vehicle were caught by audiblog.nl at the source: quattro GmbH, Audi's equivalent to Mercedes' AMG or BMW's M division.

In addition to the wider intakes and fewer front grille slats discerned from the last spy shot, these images also betray a more aggressive body kit, a flux capacitor, larger exhaust pipes and two fewer horizontal fins in the rear. (We're kidding about one of those.) Check out the images in the gallery below.

[Source: audiblog.nl via World Car Fans]



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      • 6 Years Ago
      They couldnt have taken a picture of the motor? i mean how hard would that have been? its a glass cover.

      anyway....super excited about this car...i like the wider side intakes alot.
      • 6 Years Ago
      "In addition to the wider intakes and fewer front grille slats discerned from the last spy shot, these images also betray a more aggressive body kit, a flux capacitor, larger exhaust pipes and two fewer horizontal fins in the rear. (We're kidding about one of those.)"

      It probably does have a flux capacitor. Only on the European model, though.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The best looking R8's I've seen have been solid colors...I just don't like that "blade" being a different color. I completely agree about the NSX never looking dated. I saw an all red one over the weekend and it is more modern looking than most of today's supercars. I'll bet Audi hopes this car ages as well as the NSX but sells a lot better.
      • 6 Years Ago
      This always reminds me of the Acura NSX in style. This is what the NSX should have evolved into.
        • 6 Years Ago
        agreed. Sadly that will never happen. With the way things are going at Honda those crackwhore designers will probably give us something to laugh at for many years.
        • 6 Years Ago
        ...not as a rip of in design from the NSX but just a reminder of the style of the NSX.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Way to make your own V10 supercar compete with your subsidiary's V10 supercar, Audi.
        • 6 Years Ago
        first, most people aren't cross-shopping this and the gallardo. they target two fundamentally different markets.

        second, they have no trouble selling every single R8 they produce and every single Gallardo they produce. so they aren't really competing (because the Gallardo will still sell out every model it produces) so much as adding capacity under a different name (that's if you consider them the same car, which i don't)
      • 6 Years Ago
      Don't EVER joke about the flux capacitor. Without it we would not have the New Beetle, Mustang or other new ponycars.
      Doc Brown
      • 6 Years Ago
      Gorgeous! Audi now just needs to name the thing 'R10'
      • 6 Years Ago
      All I want is an R-12tli with an R-17 Giordini engine/suspension and brakes.





      Ohh Am I in the wrong discussion group?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Ahahahahaah flux capacitor. o lawd
      • 6 Years Ago
      this will likely be the "R8 V10" or something along those lines...but NOT the R10. The R10 will be a diesel, to celebrate the R10 race car, just like the R8 celebrates the R8 race car. But dont expect to see that until the R10 race car is retired. i could be wrong, but that is what i predict.

      and as another "spy shot" check out this video of the r8 v10 on the nurburgring:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkLl-GQM4qc&eurl=http://www.audiblog.nl/
        • 6 Years Ago
        I thought the original R8 was also Diesel.
      • 6 Years Ago
      oh, and it looks like this car will hit US shores--those are US spec bumpers(the reflectors)
      • 6 Years Ago
      hold on marty!

      flux capacitator...that's a knee slapper
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