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    2016 Audi R8 supercar rendered

    2016 Audi R8 render

    Photoshop wizard renders new second-generation Audi R8 supercar.

    With test mules already lapping the Nurburgring, it’s only a matter of time until we see the second-generation Audi R8 supercar. Though we may be getting an early glimpse at the new mid-engine R8 curtsey of Photoshop wizard Marco Van Overbeeke who recently released images of what he thinks the next Audi supercar will look like.

    Using recent spy images as a point of reference, Marco has come up with a rather tasty-looking rendition of the new second-gen R8. The new model is expected to adopt sharper lines than the existing model with a squarer appearance similar to that of the recently launched third-gen TT sports car.

    As shown in these render images, the new R8 is also expected to ditch the iconic side blades that made the original design so unique and appealing. Instead, the second-gen model is tipped to feature more conventional side intakes, though a contrasting blade may still feature.

    2016 Audi R8 render

    2016 Audi R8 render

    At the rear things are once again tipped to become a lot sharper with bolder surfacing combined with squarer lines. The current car’s big circular exhaust tips are also expected to be replaced by the square items fitted to current prototype R8s.

    In terms of mechanicals the new R8 will once again be based on the baby Lamborghini supercar. This time its platform is shared with the new Huracan rather than the old Gallardo, which means a carbon fibre and aluminum chassis and all-wheel drive. The V8 and V10 naturally aspirated engines are expected to carry over from the current R8 range, though not without a power boost. The new R8 V8 should at least be quicker than the recently revealed RS3 hatch which can crack 62mph in 4.3 seconds, while the V10 will be in the low three second range.

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  • Humor/ Super Cars/ Videos

    These guys wrapped an Audi R8 in Christmas paper (VIDEO)

    Audi R8 Christmas Wrap

    Supercar owner gets into the Christmas spirit with a unique Audi R8 custom wrap.

    Vehicle wraps are a great and inexpensive way to customise a car. They’re completely reversible, and the possibilities in terms of material and colour are almost endless.

    Some people permanently wrap their cars either to protect the vehicle’s standard paint finish or to completely change the colour of the car. Others do it for special events like the Gumball 3000 rally to help their cars stand out in a field of colourful exotic supercars.

    However, we’re not sure anyone has ever wrapped their car specifically for Christmas. With Christmas wrapping paper…

    That’s what two British car nuts did with a V10 Audi R8 supercar using cello tape and some supermarket-grade wrapping paper.

    The results were surprisingly professional, and certainly unique. Obviously the next thing to do was dress up as Santa Claus, drift around an abandoned round-about and film it for Youtube.

    Here’s that bit

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  • Videos

    Watch Ken Block Jump An Audi R8… In Complete Darkness (VIDEO)

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    Not just your standard oil advert…

    Castrol have produced a unconventional new commercial for their new Edge Titanium FST oil which squares up the worlds best drivers against each other in the darkness…with lasers, strobes and a powdered wall.

    The video named Blackout pits Ken Block, Mike Rockenfeller, Augusto Farfus, and Adrian Zaugg in some of the awesome machines.

    Block drives his Ford ‘Hoonigan’, Farfus goes for a ferocious BMW M4, Rockenfeller tears up the arena in an R8, and Zaugg pulls out the supercar card with a Lamborghini Aventador

    Watch the below and gasp at the moment Ken Block actually jumps over an Audi R8.

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  • Super Cars

    Watch the NEW Audi R8 tackle the Infamous Nurburgring (VIDEO)

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    Watch this sensational spy footage of the brand new 2016 Audi R8 V10 testing at the famous Nurburgring race track.

    Can you spot the difference between the ‘old’ Audi R8 V10 and this one?

    ‘Old’ Audi R8 V10:

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    New Audi R8 V10:

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    So far the only thing that looks different is the four centrally looking exhaust pipes and a sharper front end. 

    Spy Images of the new Audi R8 V10:

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  • Super Cars

    Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Pink Supercar Special (Photos)

    In honour of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we’re showing you the best damn pink supercars in the world.

    That’s right no pink t-shirts in the carhoots office. To spread awareness, we’ve got the sickest lineup images of pink supercars. From Paris Hilton’s pink Bentley to the best looking pink supercar we’ve ever seen (Nissan GTR) We have all the pinkness you can handle in one day (maybe year)!

    Make sure you spread awareness by wearing pink and/or donating here. Enjoy the awesome photos below and let us know your favourites.

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