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Updated Audi R8 supercar spotted under light camo - is this the GT?

Published: 13 June 2018

► Camouflaged R8 spotted
► Drainpipe exhausts like an RS
► Is this a new R8 GT?

Our clever spy photographers have spotted an updated Audi R8 supercar on the sun-baked roads of Europe, complete with a new face and some rather telling new exhausts.

At the front, this latest R8 has a tweaked grille shape that looks more like the new Q8 SUV flanked by clean venting areas either side, unlike the finned ones of the current car.

The rear is the more interesting part. The same spoiler as seen on the Plus remains here, but the rear venting area has been shaped to span right across the rear of the car, even if some of it is blanked out for the number plate. There are even slim vents in the side sills, features unseen on previous 

Audi R8 GT side spy shot

Most crucially, though, are the exhausts; these are new, fat oval ones usually seen on Audi’s RS cars like the RS5 coupe and TT RS, for example. These, along with Audi’s ceramic brakes suggest that this version goes beyond the R8 V10 Plus – almost as if this is the flagship R8 GT, like the previous generation.

If that’s true, power is expected to come from the 5.2-litre V10 but with a little more power squeezed out of it.

We’ll surely find out more from Audi in the coming months.

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By Jake Groves

CAR's staff writer, office Geordie, gamer, lover of hot hatches