The all-new R8 was revealed in March 2015. Truth be told, it's not that different from the outside to the car it replaces. The exhaust pipes are rectangular instead of round, the flared air intakes are gone, and the vents on the front are vertical instead of horizontal. The interior has also received a makeover with lots of styling elements borrowed from the little TT sportscar.
Dimensionally, this R8 is lower, wider and lighter than before. Crucially, the chassis is shared with Lamborghini and so is the 5.2-liter V10 engine that produces up to 610 PS. You can't buy one with a V8 or a manual gearbox, although the former problem will be rectified in two years when they throw in a twin-turbo V6.
The V10 plus will get to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 3.2 seconds and pass 124 mph (200 km/h) less than 10 seconds after starting off. The thought of sensible Audi making proper supercars is almost too much. No wonder that eye can't believe what it's seeing.