Audi R8 facelift coming next year - report

 Audi R8 facelift coming next year - report
Audi R8 5.2 FSI quattro

New transmission, upgraded engines

The Audi R8 is nearly five years old and the first details are starting to emerge about the facelifted model.

According to Car Magazine, the updated R8 will launch sometime next year with more powerful engines. Sources suggest the 4.2-liter V8 will produce 444 hp (331 kW / 450 PS) while the 5.2-liter V10 gets uprated to 533 hp (397 kW / 540 PS). More importantly, there are rumors of a seven-speed S-tronic transmission which would likely replace the current R-tronic.

Styling changes will likely be minor, so expected restyled headlights and modest tweaks to the fascias.

Source: Car

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I always liked the R8 look & manufacturers don't dare change their best cars too much aesthetically, so I'm not worried. I hope its true it gets a dual clutch S Tronic but I'm skeptical. They havent given it to Lamborghini yet so its probably unlikely.
Jul 27, 2011 11:10 am
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Lambo have been given the rights to develop their own Transmission for the Avenatdor, Audi didn`t want them to take the s-tronic in order to boost lambo┬┤s own personality.
Jul 27, 2011 1:50 pm
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I hope this "facelift" is the Quattro Concept...
Jul 27, 2011 6:38 am
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Audi....whatever you do don't mess it up!
Jul 27, 2011 5:58 am
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I hope they add the new 4.0 Twin Turbo !!!
Jul 27, 2011 5:30 am
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5 years on and it really hasn't aged visually one bit. Still looks as fresh as a daisy.
Jul 26, 2011 8:55 pm
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That's true actually, and it can still turn heads after all this time
Jul 28, 2011 3:40 pm
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Please shed the extra pork. In other weights, lighten the weight.
Jul 26, 2011 4:59 pm
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Hope it looks like the '09 etron concept and not softened crap like the A5. Explains the transmission mule from some time back.
Jul 26, 2011 4:04 pm
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I see it already, they are going to soften the look just like they did with the facelifted S5.
Jul 26, 2011 3:38 pm
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Finally they get rid of the awful R-Tronic! can`t wait!
Jul 26, 2011 3:20 pm
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'hope they won't ruin the design...
Jul 26, 2011 2:59 pm
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