Audi R8: restyled for 2012

Audi R8Marketed since 2007, the Audi R8 should undergo a facelift for 2012, and an upgrade of the engine.

At its unveiling at the Paris in 2006, the Audi R8 was a sensation. Whether the model released in 2007 has not really aged a bit in design,  it is still 5 years old. Furthermore, as such, it probably deserves a slight discount to keep its competitiveness in a changing market (with the Ferrari 458 Italia and the McLaren MP4-12C for example).


According to Car magazine, the facelift is expected to occur next year. Level design, changes are likely to be minor given the success of the machine. It evokes such a revamped grille and modified optics. In fact, the main difference is probably under the hood. The 4.2-liter V8 FSI proposed for the entry level is expected to rise to power from 420 to 450 horsepower while the V10 FSI produced 5.2 liters 540 horsepower (an increase of 15 horses). At the same time, the gearbox R-Tronic will leave her place at the S-Tronic dual-clutch 7. A real plus for capacity optimization engine.

No official confirmation has yet been taken on the side of the brand with the rings, but the facelift version of the Audi R8 might appear in mid-2012.Audi R8

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