This will put the Quattro AWD R8 up against the likes of BMW’s M6 and the Porsche 911, this one however is based on the Lamborghini’s Gallardo platform and features a high-revving V8 from the RS4 developing 420hp. The 0-62mph dash will be around 4 seconds with top speed up around 185mph. Transmission options include either Audi’s R tronic sequential-shift gearbox (similar to Lamborghini's EGear) with a joystick gear-shift on the center console and steering-wheel mounted paddles or a conventional six-speeder.
The design adopts Audi’s corporate single-frame grille with the four-ring logo situated on the hood above the grille. The R8 makes an industry first with its futuristic headlights, which feature LED lights for each component - dipped beam, main beam, daytime running lights and indicators.
Inside the car gets the typical Audi quality of fit with a logical layout of switchgear. Buyers have the option of choosing specially developed bucket seats clad in a combination of Leather and Alcantara. Unfortunately, the R8 remains a strict two-seater. We have to admit it looks damn sinister in black.