Swiss debut for second-generation Audi
The new-look second-generation Audi A8 will be on display at the Geneva Motor Show, which takes place in March. Last year's show saw the introduction of the chic Lamborghini Huracan and the development of its close relative - the R8 - has been progressing quietly for the last 12 months. The newest German supercar is now just about ready to make an appearance at this prestigious European show.
The word from the technical development chief at Audi, Ulrich Hackenberg, is that questions about the A8 will be cleared up at the show; however, the latest-generation A8 is predicted to be sharing the same platform as the Huracan, which is one of the main points answered.
Both the A8 and the Huracan will share more than just the platform, as some of the technology involved in producing both vehicles will be similar. They will, for example, both have the mighty V10 5.2-litre engine inherited from the Gallardo.
Faithful to the German company's 'green' credentials, the A8 will also have a more environmentally-friendly model. This could have the word 'tron' in its name.
The word on the design of the new all-wheel drive, mid-engine supercar is that it will be instantly recognisable and will be an evolution rather than revolutionary reworking.
There are more questions about this vehicle than answers at the moment, which adds to the mystery and keeps us in suspense until March.