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Unfortunately not very good picture quality, but some design changes are now confirmed:

1. Wider intakes
2. Different grill
3. Two instead of three fins
4. Common tail pipe
5. Two instead of three fins

Power will be – after all speculations – 525 PS






Additionally, some new options are confirmed as well:

Carbon front Lip:



Carbon side mirror:



Titanium colored rims:

 

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Pretty subdued changes then really - don't like the new front grille or the reduced number of fins, but the wider blade looks good on the concept cars so expect that will translate well to this too.

The power hike to 525 makes sense, will be interesting to see what effect the new engine has on the handling.
 

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I really wonder what it will be called. R8 with a V10 badge on the side like the S8? or maybe R10? RS8? RS10? :confused:
 

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It's an interesting one for sure - they don't normally use different model numbers (4/6/8 etc) just for a different engine and rs8 would prevent them using their normal naming convention if they ever wanted to do an rs version of the a8.

I'd guess it'd be r8 something eg r8 v10/r8 sport/r8s - I believe they can't use "rs" as a suffix due to porsche.
 

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The grill is fugly IMHO :(

However I could see a pair of the CF mirrors becoming a very popular upgrade with the V8 owners out there :cool:

I also reallly like the new dual exit instead of quad exit pipes :cool:
 

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Eh, I don't really care what it is called. I have it debadged. I think the rear looks cleaner and more symetrical with just the rings.
 

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For comaprison to that ring time does anyone know what any of the other exotica do it in? Like the Turbo/F430/GTR?
 

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For comaprison to that ring time does anyone know what any of the other exotica do it in? Like the Turbo/F430/GTR?
Here are German Sport Auto times by Horst von Saurma:


R8 8.04min(normal suspension, recently 7.58min with Magnetic Ride)
997TT 7.52min
F430 7.55min
F430 Scuderia 7.39min
599GTB 7.47min
Gallardo SL 7.46min
997 GT2 7.33min
CGT 7.32min

GT-R not driven yet by Sport Auto but, von Saurma drove test mule on partially damp Ring-7.50min...
 

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Here are German Sport Auto times by Horst von Saurma:


R8 8.04min(normal suspension, recently 7.58min with Magnetic Ride)
997TT 7.52min
F430 7.55min
F430 Scuderia 7.39min
599GTB 7.47min
Gallardo SL 7.46min
997 GT2 7.33min
CGT 7.32min

GT-R not driven yet by Sport Auto but, von Saurma drove test mule on partially damp Ring-7.50min...
Where did you hear about the v10 time? Friend at Audi?
 

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Here are German Sport Auto times by Horst von Saurma:


R8 8.04min(normal suspension, recently 7.58min with Magnetic Ride)
997TT 7.52min
F430 7.55min
F430 Scuderia 7.39min
599GTB 7.47min
Gallardo SL 7.46min
997 GT2 7.33min
CGT 7.32min

GT-R not driven yet by Sport Auto but, von Saurma drove test mule on partially damp Ring-7.50min...
Holy SH##!!! If that R8 V10 time is correct then it is gonna be an absolute animal!
Cant wait for mine :eek:
 
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