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SPY SHOTS: Audi Testing at Monza

Spy shots of next-generation Audi R8, Le Mans-trim R18 in action at Monza…


Audi was spotted testing at Monza Tuesday, with both an R18 e-tron quattro and what appears to be a next-generation R8 GT3 car. (Photos courtesy of Matteo Milani)

The German manufacturer was back on track just two days after the FIA WEC season-opening Six Hours of Silverstone, which saw both of its LMP1-H cars severely damaged in accidents.

Tub damage was sustained to the two R18 e-tron quattros, which could result in its test cars, including the car seen testing at Monza, being put into service for next weekend’s Six Hours of Spa, where Audi is expected to field three entries.


The R18 spotted by photographer Matteo Milani appears to be running in low-downforce Le Mans aero trim, while the unidentified GT car is believed to be the next-generation R8 GT3 model that could debut next year.

Audi has yet to officially acknowledge a successor to the current R8 LMS ultra, although it’s understood development has already begun.


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