A unique 2015 Audi R8 prototype was recently spotted undergoing high-paced testing at the Nurburgring in what appears to be R8 GT guise.
Throughout the Audi R8’s production run, the original Audi R8 GT remains as the model’s most hardcore, and stripped down racer for the road and these spyshots indicate that Audi is indeed preparing to launch a new GT variant not long after the facelifted Audi R8 debuted. At the moment, the most powerful car in the facelifted Audi R8 line-up is the 2014 Audi R8 V10 Plus which produces a total of 550hp.
The first-generation Audi R8 GT produced an extremely impressive 560hp and was limited to just 333 units in coupe form, meaning Audi will obviously have to push the power envelop even further if it’s to create a truly mighty range-topping Audi R8.
As the following spyshots highlight, this particular 2015 Audi R8 prototype features a selection of more aggressive and aerodynamic components including a new front splitter, large side air intakes and two carbon fiber canards up front. However, the most outlandish and eye-catching feature present on this particular 2015 Audi R8 GT prototype is its massive rear wing, similar to those fitted to Audi R8 LMS race cars.
It’s currently unclear when the 2015 Audi R8 GT will launch, but expect more details to be released in the coming months!
[Via Motor Authority]