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Audi R4 Pictures Sneak Peek Shows Similarities with e-tron 20
Posted by Alex Ion in audi, Audi e-Tron, Audi R4, Automotive News, paris show, Spyder, Upcoming Events on 09 20th, 2010

A set of photos has surfaced on a blog dedicated to the Audi R4. The blog has claimed that these are pictures of the unreleased car, taken just before the car was covered up following a stunt in the Austrian Alps. The stunt had the car being airlifted by a helicopter around the mountain range.

The car in the photos shows several similarities to the Audi e-tron, which it is supposedly based on, and also some new developments.

The pictures reveal that the lenses that have been installed look more traditional that the e-tron, with the shape of the headlights staying almost the same.

This change results in the cluster of front lights looking like a mix of the lamps on the A1 and those on the e-tron.  The front lip spoiler is much less obvious, as is the rear, which has been restyled.

Adding to the superb visual are the seven double-spoke alloy wheels, which are se over large, drilled discs and big red brake calipers – a marked change from the usual concept car wheels.

Insiders say that the Audi R4 will be revealed at the Paris Motor Show in a near-production state. Some reports say it is likely that Audi may show it off as a Spyder as well as a coupe.

(Via R4um)