Audi R8 facelift latest spy video

Here is the latest spy video of the facelifted Audi R8. Although the clip is short, it shows the previously spied white prototype, which is wearing minimal camouflage, in motion on the Nurburgring.

The facelifted R8 will feature redesigned front and rear bumpers, revised grille and headlamps plus new taillights with repositioned LEDs. The same engines meanwhile are expected to be tuned to produce a few extra ponies. The 4.2-liter V8 engine has been upgraded to produce 450 HP (331 kW / 444 bhp) while the 5.2-liter V10 is rumored to produce as much as 540 HP (397 kW / 533 bhp). A DSG transmission will replace the sequential unit.

The facelifted Audi R8 is expected to make its debut at the Paris Motor Show in September.

Published Jun 19th, 2012 5:24pm By Brian Potter
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I tend to dislike cosmetic midlife upgrades on a car, especially of such caliber. Its like telling your already customers, now you're driving an older R8 even if you bought it 6 months ago. Wrong marketing for future purchasers.
Jun 20th, 2012 7:44am
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dmanero dmanero
The facelift on the 8 must be very mind, I do not see any difference at all. and on top of that they using v8 side blades with v10 exhaust pip-etips. Which brings me to the conclusion that is just a Mule for a possible new engine and and Audi is just playing with us by using a camo dressing Audi r8/
Jun 19th, 2012 8:19pm
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TheAntichrist TheAntichrist
Still, its a testmule and the facelift. Facelifts doesnt changes much. Next generation R8 change a lot.
Jun 19th, 2012 8:33pm
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