A new Audi A8 is expected to have its debut near the end of 2010 but these photos obtained by VW Vortex forum and are suspected to be the real thing. The photos show a short-wheelbase A8 under an A6 shell carrying an upside-down Mitsubishi badge and jet-fighter front grill. However, this is certainly not a Mitsubishi racing along the Southwest highway in the US.
The reader who snapped these pictures claimed the car to be a new A6 undergoing testing, after having spotted some camouflaged VW Routan's earlier in the trip. On the contrary, the details and Audi's product timeline all point to a new A8 iteration. It had been rumored that the A8 was going to be launched at this September's Frankfurt motor show but so far, there has been no confirmation.