You may notice that it looks a heck of a lot like the original R8. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, because, Iron Man. The real story is what's on the inside, where you can still get the R8 with your choice of two engines, one of which is a Lamborghini derived V10 that's good for 540 hp. The other option is an even more powerful V10, a mellifluous 610 hp work of art taken directly from the Huracan's engine bay. Rarely has 205 mph been so refined.
Naturally, the drivetrain features Audi’s Quattro all-wheel drive system. High tech materials helped the engineers lighten the new R8 by over a hundred pounds from its predecessor, while they increased rigidity by about 40 percent. Translation: expect it to handle very, very, well.