The second generation Audi R8 has arrived in Geneva in V10, V10 Plus and e-tron specification.

The second generation Audi R8 has arrived in Geneva in V10, V10 Plus and e-tron specification.

Audi has released an extensive photo gallery of the overhauled R8 to celebrate the supercar's world debut in Geneva where the gathered crowd is able to take a better look at the evolutionary design while underneath the familiar skin is an entirely different car compared to its predecessor. There's no V8 4.2 engine anymore as Audi has decided to offer the new R8 only with a reworked V10 5.2 rated at 540 HP & 540 Nm in the base model and 610 HP & 560 Nm in the R8 V10 Plus guise.

In terms of performance, the €165,000 R8 achieves the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) sprint in 3.5 seconds and tops out at 200 mph (320 km/h) whereas the €187,400 Plus model is 0.3s quicker in the sprint and can do 205 mph (330 km/h). Aside from being quicker and more powerful, the R8 V10 Plus also gets some CFRP bits and pieces, a fixed rear wing, larger 20-inch wheels (19-inch for V10) and is also substantially lighter, tipping the scales at 1,454 kg (1,555 kg for V10).

There's also a fully electric R8 e-tron model which will be available from day one with 462 HP & 920 Nm and a 450 km (279 miles) range. This one will hit 62 mph (100 km/h) from a standstill in 3.9 seconds before reaching an electronically-limited top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h).

Audi will start selling the new R8 this summer, with pricing for the aforementioned e-tron to be announced at a later date.

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