An eagle-eyed Audi fan spotted this Audi A8 prototype out testing with little more than a few patches of black tape masking the lights and logos and managed to grab some quick cellphone shots.
We’ve seen various previews of the upcoming A8
) in the Prologue
series, and it’s been spied on the Nurburgring
and testing in the snow
, but we’ve yet to see it so exposed.
The Audi A8
, redesigned under the mandate of new Audi
design boss Marc Lichte, will make its official debut this summer, then go on sale late this year or early next year as a 2018 model. The proportions and size don’t stray far from the current A8, but we can now clearly see the wider single frame grille up front, giving the luxury sedan a wider, lower, more purposeful appearance.