The next-generation Audi R8 is one of the worst-kept automotive secrets of the last year. The car has been spied testing at the Nurburgring, where photographers also managed to capture a glimpse of its interior, and GT3 racecar versions of the supercar have also been seen well ahead of its planned debut.
Now someone’s really spilled the beans on the new R8. This photo, apparently showing the next-gen R8 completely naked, surfaced on Instagram, with the uploader saying their “insider shall remain nameless.” The picture sure looks like the real thing, with its bodylines and single-frame grille shape matching up with those seen on pre-production prototypes.
Audi’s new R8 should be lighter and more powerful than the outgoing model, however details are still scarce at this time. Both V8 and V10 engine options are expected to return, while an all-electric e-tron variant is also expected to arrive at some point. More details will become available following the car’s debut, which is rumored to take place at the Geneva Motor Show in March.