The next generation Audi R8 has been virtually envisioned once again ahead of expected debut this year

The next generation Audi R8 has been virtually envisioned once again ahead of expected debut this year.

This time the renderings are based on the Nanuk concept that was revealed during the 2013 IAA. The virtual model shares most of its design cues with the crossover concept, but features a lower profile and smaller wheels. We also noticed designer Theophilus Chin has changed the headlights, while the Audi badge has been placed on the engine hood.

From what we know about the second generation Audi R8 so far, it will be offered with two engines, both connected to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and a quattro all-wheel drive system. The entry-level model will be powered by a 4.2-liter V8 engine with 430 HP (316 kW) and 430 Nm (317 lb-ft) of torque, while the more powerful will be equipped with a 5.2-liter V10 unit, producing more than 525 HP (386 kW) and 530 Nm (391 lb-ft) of torque.

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