The 2015 Audi R8 has been spied up close while being loaded onto a trailer.

The 2015 Audi R8 has been spied up close while being loaded onto a trailer.

While the model is still heavily camouflaged, we can see it will have an evolutionary design that echoes its predecessor. Starting up front, we can see a sporty bumper with large air intakes and angular headlights. The déjà vu design continues out back as the model has slender taillights which are mounted above prominent air vents. Despite the similarities, the new model has a four tailpipe exhaust system and a sportier rear diffuser.

The interior photo doesn't reveal much but we can see the cabin will have a three spoke steering wheel and plenty of metallic trim. There's also a new center stack which eschews an infotainment system as it is integrated into the digital instrument cluster like on the 2015 TT.

Audi has remained coy on technical specifications but previous reports have indicated the entry-level model will have a 4.2-liter V8 engine that develops more than 430 PS (316 kW) and 430 Nm (317 lb-ft) of torque. We can also expect an upgraded 5.2-liter V10 with more than 525 HP (386 kW) and 530 Nm (391 lb-ft) of torque. Both engines are expected to be connected to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and a quattro all-wheel drive system.

 

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