Illustration for article titled 2016 Audi R8: This Is It, Under A Sheet

From this photo released by Audi this morning, I believe we can infer one of two things: either Audi is taking a radical design approach to the 2016 Audi R8 by making it look like a spooky ghost, OR this is the actual car hidden under a sheet. I wonder which is true?


Probably the second one, but who can be sure?

The all-new R8, which will share a platform with the Lamborghini Huracan, is set to debut at the Geneva Motor Show next month. In the meantime Audi is showing off its laser high beam headlight option, something they debuted on the last-generation car as well.

Each headlight contains one laser module that operates with four high‑intensity laser diodes. This module bundles the four intense blue‑light laser beams. Then a phosphor converter transforms the blue light into pure white light. An identifying characteristic of the laser headlights is their blue light signature. Standard equipment in the new R8 includes an LED headlight system. All lighting functions are produced with 37 LEDs per headlight.


Don't expect it on a U.S.-spec R8 anytime soon, because of outdated regulations.

In the meantime, how's the new R8 looking? Better than that white car on the lift we saw last weekend, for sure.

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