According to a recent report, a redesigned Audi R8 will be launched in 2014. It could have an evolutionary design and a lightweight platform.

We've already reported on the Audi R8 facelift, but new details are starting to emerge about the redesigned model that is due in 2014.

According to Car, the next-generation R8 will have an evolutionary design that eschews the iconic sideblades. This is a bold move, but we can also expect a number of weight saving measures which could enable the vehicle to be 100 kg (220 lbs) lighter than its predecessor.

Engine options remain unconfirmed, but the magazine says there will be a naturally-aspirated V8 with 450 hp (336 kW / 456 PS) as well as a V10 with 550 hp (410 kW / 558 PS). Eventually, the V10 could be replaced by a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 with 600 hp (447 kW / 608 PS). Sadly, the manual transmission will reportedly be dropped.

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