Next Audi R8 Will Share Modular Frame with Gallardo Replacement

After seeing the new Gallardo replacement prototype a few days ago, the car has been etched in our collective mind. We dub a little dipper and found a report from AutoCar which might shed some light on it and its sister car, the second generation Audi R8.
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Born from motorsport philosophy, the Audi R8 could be replaced as early as 2015. It will continue to share parts with Lamborghini's V10 model. The two will both use a modular space frame and lightweight components.

The new R8 will be 30mm longer to add more legroom for tall passengers and creating more stowage behind the seats for their bespoke luggage needs. It's new tub will use carbon fiber and aluminum, weigh just 198 kg, 24 kg lighter than the current structure.

The top R8 will continue to be a V10 model powered by updated V10 madness, but the base model could move to a smaller, more efficient engine.
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