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Which Will be Better: Lamborghini Huracan or Next Audi R8?

Or will they just be too similar?

So we now know all about the new Lamborghini Huracan. Although we’re still waiting for official test drives, for all intents and purposes this thing is going to be spectacular, a more than worthy successor to the Gallardo. Hop across the border into Germany and you’ll find Audi at work on its next-gen R8, due in 2016. And like the Gallardo and current R8, the Huracan and new R8 will share a basic platform along with a 5.2-liter V10. The new R8 will keep its base 4.2-liter V8.

So what we’re wondering is this: have Lamborghini and Audi done enough to distinguish their respective supercars from one another this time around? True, the R8 has been heralded as the first everyday supercar, but Lamborghini has very much refined itself away from outright bonkers. Just compare the Aventador to the Diablo and Murcielago. Both the Huracan and new R8 are AWD, have the same V10 (though tuned differently), and have gone on diets thanks to plenty of aluminum and carbon fiber. Already sounds too much like the Gallardo/R8 matchup. So which one will dominate? Is this even a fair comparison?

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