All-new Audi R8 teased with laser headlights - IAB Report

16/02/2015 - 15:00 | ,  ,   | Anjan Ravi

Will be based on the Lamborghini Huracan's platform. 

Audi has released the first teaser image of the all-new Audi R8, ahead of a debut expected to take place at the Geneva Motor Show next month. Prior to this teaser, a couple of spyshots of the new R8 revealed the supercar in full.

2016 Audi R8 teased
The second generation R8 will come with LED headlights as standard and Laser headlights as an option.

The second generation R8 can be optionally specified with Laser headlights, while LED headlights will be standard fitment. The company has not divulged any other information on the supercar, but says the mid-engined R8 will "set new standards among high-performance sports cars".

The new R8 is expected to be based on the Lamborghini Huracan's platform, and would be offered with two engine options, and for the first time, an all-electric e-tron variant. The new R8 e-tron is reported to have a range exceeding 400 km.

For the second generation R8, Audi will be offering only a dual-clutch gearbox (likely a 7-speed unit), and the 6-speed manual be no longer be seen. The more powerful R8 should use the Huracan's 5.2-liter V10, though power and torque outputs remain a secret.

Lamborghini Huracan India Launch engine
The Huracan's 5.2-liter V10 will power the more powerful version of the R8.

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Laser lighting is already offered on the outgoing R8 LMX, which was recently launched in India at INR 2.97 crores, ex-Showroom, Mumbai/Delhi.

Competitors: Porsche 911, Jaguar F-Type
Expected Price: INR 1.7 Crores upwards
Launch date: 2015 in Europe

2016 Audi R8 Laser Headlights teased - Press Release

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