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Second-generation Audi R8 e-tron EV detailed

The 2015 Audi R8 e-tron electric supercar will have 340kW of power and a remarkable 920Nm of torque, sprint from 0-100km/h in 3.9 seconds and offer a range in excess of 450km. The second-generation of Audi’s halo product and technological testing guinea pig thereby more than doubles the range over the original small-batch model, as laid down by Audi’s board member for technical development Ulrich Hackenberg, long a champion of the project...

2015 Audi R8 revealed

The second-generation Audi R8 has officially bolted into the public sphere at last, less than a week before it makes its debut in the flesh at the Geneva motor show. Long-awaited, the Ingolstadt marque’s V10-powered mid-engined supercar flagship is kin to the Lamborghini Huracan, and will again serve as the hardcore flagship of Audi’s global range...

2015 Audi R8 leaked online ahead of Geneva debut

A photo that is claimed to be an official press shot of the new-generation 2015 Audi R8 has been posted online ahead of its scheduled debut at the 2015 Geneva motor show. The shot was published by Spanish website Motorpasion, though it's not clear how the site obtained the image...

2015 Audi R8 teased with laser headlights

The first official teaser of the 2015 Audi R8 has been revealed ahead of the car's debut at the 2015 Geneva motor show in March. And it's got frickin' lasers. The mid-engined Audi R8 will be offered with laser high-beam lights, with the German brand describing the new illumination system — which has been seen previously on the Audi R8 LMX (pictured below) as "the first of a number of technology highlights of the top sports car"...

New Audi R8 photographed undisguised ahead of March debut

An Instagram user has posted a photo that he claims is of the second-generation Audi R8 supercar. The photo was uploaded by Instagram user dreboog with the caption: "New R8! My insider shall remain nameless." Although Dreboog's account on the site has now been made private, we were able to find his profile description: "I dabble in graffiti...

Audi R8 : 400km-plus range and March debut for electric-only new model

The next-generation Audi R8 is confirmed to debut at the Geneva motor show in March, ditching a manual transmission for the first time but gaining an all-electric version that promises a 400km-plus range. Audi board member for technical development Ulrich Hackenberg threw his hand in the air to admit he culled the previous all-electric R8 e-tron range that was due to go into production, instead pushing his engineers to boost battery range...

Audi R8 Competition to debut in LA with 425kW V10

The Audi R8 Competition is the most powerful R8 variant to-date and will make its official debut at this year's Los Angeles auto show. Behind the passenger cell, the R8 Competition features an uprated version of Audi's 5.2-litre V10 engine. With 425kW of power on hand, it has a 6kW advantage over the limited edition LMX and 21kW more power than the V10 Plus...

Audi R8: hardcore farewell edition model spied

CarAdvice’s spy photographers have captured a hardcore version of the Audi R8 in Germany. The heavily camouflaged prototype is believed to be a special farewell edition designed to send off the first-generation Audi R8 in style before an all-new second-generation model arrives in 2015...

Audi R8 LMX priced at $440,000 for December arrival

It will (briefly) be the fastest and most expensive Audi ever sold in Australia, with only three of the 99 Audi R8 LMX models built coming to our shores priced at $440,000. A last hurrah for the seven-year-old supercar set to be replaced by an entirely new-generation model next year, the headline act for the Audi R8 LMX – which stands for Le Mans exclusive edition – is its laser headlights, which illuminate the road twice as far as regular LED headlights and are a first for a production car in Australia...

2015 Audi R8 plug-in hybrid ruled out

The new-generation 2015 Audi R8 will not be offered with a plug-in hybrid drivetrain, but will instead be built to order as a performance electric vehicle as an alternative to the petrol versions. The new Audi R8, which is widely tipped to go on sale in 2015 following its expected debut at the 2014 Paris auto show in October, was rumoured to possibly receive a high-tech plug-in hybrid drivetrain...

2015 Audi R8: first look at new interior

CarAdvice’s spy photographers have captured the first images of the all-new Audi R8’s interior during a high-speed track session at the Nurburgring in Germany. Snapped through the window of a camouflaged prototype, the images reveal never-before-seen details of the second-generation German supercar...