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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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Comments (12)

 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.
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July 27, 2011 11:10 am
 BugattiVeyron41 BugattiVeyron41
I hope this "facelift" is the Quattro Concept...
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July 27, 2011 6:38 am
 bmw2002m bmw2002m
Audi....whatever you do don't mess it up!
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July 27, 2011 5:58 am
 StefanChiriac StefanChiriac
I hope they add the new 4.0 Twin Turbo !!!
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July 27, 2011 5:30 am
 Uptohere Uptohere
5 years on and it really hasn't aged visually one bit. Still looks as fresh as a daisy.
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July 26, 2011 8:55 pm
 brocky brocky
Please shed the extra pork. In other weights, lighten the weight.
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July 26, 2011 4:59 pm
 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.
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July 26, 2011 4:04 pm
 2dott0 2dott0
I see it already, they are going to soften the look just like they did with the facelifted S5.
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July 26, 2011 3:38 pm
 catchmyshadow catchmyshadow
Finally they get rid of the awful R-Tronic! can`t wait!
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July 26, 2011 3:20 pm
 loki loki
'hope they won't ruin the design...
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July 26, 2011 2:59 pm