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New Audi R8 to debut at 2015 Geneva Motor Show

Motoring Research logo Motoring Research 2/17/2015 Richard Aucock
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Audi will reveal the new R8 supercar at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show – and has uncovered the laser headlights of the new car. 

Hidden beneath a sheet, the new R8 looks clearly related to the original, with what appears to be a similar flow to the rear and crisp, sharp front lights.

Fuller wheel arches can be seen beneath the sheet disguise, and cooling ducts at the front appear to be more aggressive.

Audi hasn't yet announced anything official though, other than that it will use LED headlights as standard, with optional laser lights (a feature which may not be available here). Even compared to LEDs, the laser beam covers nearly twice the range.

The laser lights have already been race-proven: they were fitted to the Audi R18 e-tron quattro that won the 2014 24 Hours of Le Mans; they also were featured on the limited-edition European-market R8 LMX.

Audi is expected to reveal more about the new R8, closely related to the Lamborghini Huracan, in the build-up to the 2015 Geneva show.


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