Is this a Final Edition R8?
From the looks of these long-lens spy shots, it appears Audi is working on a seriously hardcore variant of the R8, perhaps to bid farewell to the current model that’s been with us now for almost eight years. Whether this turns out to be a final edition special or a one-off prototype, it looks like the R8 is about to be pushed harder and faster than ever before. The grille openings and wheels mimic those on the R8 V10 Plus, but the aero package is the most extreme we’ve seen on an R8.
The test mule sports a huge fixed rear wing, new rear diffuser, air splitters, rocker panels, and two massive air channels beneath the exhaust tips. The hood also boasts a large scoop as per the the R8 LMS Ultra GT3. Part of a roll cage bracing can also be seen in one of the shots, hinting at a more stripped down, lightweight interior. We’re not sure what this is exactly, but we can’t wait to find out.