This may just be the closest thing to the real deal.
An all-new Audi R8 is just right around the corner. We've seen quite a few spy shots of advanced prototypes testing and, quite honestly, those testers didn't look a whole lot different than the current R8. Obviously the mid-engine setup limits overall dimensions, but Audi's typical styling trademarks were still present, specifically that large front grille. However, rumor has it Audi previewed the design of the new R8 with its Nanuk Quattro Concept at Frankfurt back in 2013.
Take a closer look. Aside from the raised body and larger wheels, it's quite evident that's the next R8, more or less. Even those signature side blades are present. With this in mind, rendering artist Theophilus Chin has come up with his vision for the next R8. Starting with the Nanuk, he simply lowered the body and added a few other styling bits based on those spy shots. What does everyone think? Should this be the new R8?