Exclusive: New Audi R8 to share Huracan’s V10, confirms track-only RWD version image

The second generation of the Audi R8 supercar will be using the same V10 engine currently found on the Lamborghini Huracan but this will be specifically tuned by the company’s engineers.

With the 2016 Audi R8 being just around the corner, more details on the supercar keep popping onto the web and after reporting that it will be in a couple of months, time has come to talk about its engine. According to a company representative, who was contacted by the inautonews.com team, the model in question will be using the same 5.2 liter V10 engine, which is currently found on the Lamborghini Huracan.

Keep in mind that this is the same unit which has been used on the Gallardo and also on the current R8, but the “new” one will be specifically tweaked by the Audi engineers, so it might not be putting down the same output as the one in the Huracan. The new R8 generation will be offered with the Quattro all-wheel drive but a rear-wheel drive version will be implemented on a track-only model.

“It will share the same V10 though it will be tuned specifically for the R8 and has been developed by Audi engine developers. A rear wheel drive version will be developed for the race track. We do not have specifics for the road car at this time”, said the Audi official to inautonews.com.

The 2016 Audi R8 will be packing in a 5.2 liter V10 engine which, on the Lamborghini Huracan, is capable of producing 602 HP (449 kW) and 560 Nm (413 lb-ft) of torque, enough to allow the Italian supercar to reach 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.2 seconds and to go up to 325 km/h (202 mph). More info on the new generation of the R8 are limited at this time and will most likely be announced when it will be unveiled.