2017 Audi R8 Video, First Look

The Audi R8 might not have a revolutionary new look, but why mess with a working formula?

At the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, the German automaker revealed its next-generation R8 halo car, which will arrive in the U.S. as a 2017 model year. Based on the same platform as the Lamborghini Huracan, the new R8 will come equipped with a V10 only at its launch to the tune of 540 hp and 398 lb-ft of torque or 610 hp and 413 lb-ft.

2015 Geneva Motor Show Coverage

Other major changes to the R8 include a new all-wheel drive system that is capable of sending 100 percent of the power to the front or the rear as demanded. Arguably the best change for the new R8 is that its new platform allows Audi to create new variants much easier than before. That’s evident with the e-tron model that is also on display at Geneva boasting a 0-60 time of 3.9 seconds.

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