Audi's getting ready to reveal the 2016 R8 to the world—a here, a spy shot there.
But you haven't really seen a new supercar until you've seen it ricocheting around a racetrack.
So here's where we stand: the new R8 will pack a naturally-aspirated V10 cranking out 540 horses and 399 lb.-ft. of torque, or a "V10 Plus" with 610 horses and 412 lb.-ft of torque.
The lesser R8 will do 0-62 mph in 3.5 seconds and top out at 200 mph, while the more muscular one will do the sprint in 3.2 seconds and max out at 206.
An S-Tronic automatic is the only gearbox, and all-wheel-drive with a 58-percent rear bias and the ability to send 100 percent of the engine's torque to either end is the only drivetrain, says Top Gear.
So how does it run out? Here's plenty of footage of Touring Car champ and Audi test driver Frank Stippler ripping around Ascari in a V10 Plus-equipped new R8 prototype. Stippler told Top Gear that "the new car is a lot closer to the GT3 race car than ever before."
That's an endorsement we can get behind.