Audi has shared a video with a prototype of the second generation R8 supercar testing on track

Audi has shared a video with a prototype of the second generation R8 supercar testing on track.

The machine is piloted by the factory driver Frank Stippler. Meanwhile, the managing director of quattro GmbH - Heinz Hollerweger, explains the vehicle is the result of the “racing experience from the first generation” and “automotive experience from the entire company”. He also says the R8 is “wide and flat, very aerodynamic at the front”, making the design of the car “very special”.

Earlier this week the German company announced the R8 will be equipped as standard with LED headlights or an optional laser lights. A report from yesterday indicated the model will have 532 bhp (397 kW) at 8,000 rpm and 539 Nm (398 lb-ft), which is 15 bhp (11 kW) and 7 lb-ft (9 Nm) more than the current model in its base form. The range-topping Plus variant will have an additional 59 bhp (44 kW) and 20 Nm (15 lb-ft) for a total output of 601 bhp (448 kW) at 8,150 rpm and 559 Nm (413 lb-ft) at 6,500 rpm.

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