Audi R8 facelift coming next year - report

Audi R8 5.2 FSI quattro
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
Published Jul 26th, 2011 9:55pm By Michael Gauthier

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siranto siranto
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 27th, 2011 6:10pm
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catchmyshadow catchmyshadow
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 27th, 2011 8:50pm
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BugattiVeyron41 BugattiVeyron41
I hope this "facelift" is the Quattro Concept...
Jul 27th, 2011 1:38pm
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bmw2002m bmw2002m
Audi....whatever you do don't mess it up!
Jul 27th, 2011 12:58pm
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StefanChiriac StefanChiriac
I hope they add the new 4.0 Twin Turbo !!!
Jul 27th, 2011 12:30pm
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Uptohere Uptohere
5 years on and it really hasn't aged visually one bit. Still looks as fresh as a daisy.
Jul 27th, 2011 3:55am
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automobile007 automobile007
That's true actually, and it can still turn heads after all this time
Jul 28th, 2011 10:40pm
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brocky brocky
Please shed the extra pork. In other weights, lighten the weight.
Jul 26th, 2011 11:59pm
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Microice Microice
Hope it looks like the '09 etron concept and not softened crap like the A5. Explains the transmission mule from some time back.
Jul 26th, 2011 11:04pm
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2dott0 2dott0
I see it already, they are going to soften the look just like they did with the facelifted S5.
Jul 26th, 2011 10:38pm
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catchmyshadow catchmyshadow
Finally they get rid of the awful R-Tronic! can`t wait!
Jul 26th, 2011 10:20pm
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loki loki
'hope they won't ruin the design...
Jul 26th, 2011 9:59pm
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