Audi Sport has been spotted testing an updated version of of its R8 supercar.
Previously thought to be a more hardcore GT variant, a source has revealed that the planned changes only constitute a mid-cycle update for the car.
The latest tester is wearing new fascias front and rear as well as large oval exhaust tips instead of the current R8's square-shaped units. A pair of oval exhausts is a signature Audi Sport design trait so perhaps the designers have implemented them to connect the R8 with other models from the Audi Sport lineup.
As for the other changes, we can see the grille has been made wider and flatter. There's also a gap between the headlights and intakes situated below, which take on a more angular shape compared to the intakes currently found on the R8. Finally, there's the new lip spoiler and this leads to extended side skirts on the car's flanks.
At the rear, there's the aforementioned exhaust tips plus a new vent that spans the entirety of the fascia. It's hard to judge, but it's possible there are some active elements in the rear diffuser as well.