Wednesday, July 25, 2012

New 2013 Audi R8 Facelift Debuts


Audi has officially revealed the facelifted R8 for 2013. They will display it in September at the Paris Autoshow.

The updated front features new LED headlights, six-point grille, and refreshed bumper. The rear has new LED taillights, new 'R8' logo in "S" fashion, and diffuser in "GT" style with round tailpipes.
The two engine options have not changed and still develop 424hp from the 4.2L V8 and 518hp from the 5.2L V10. A 6-speed manual gearbox is still available, but the new 7-speed transmission has improved acceleration times by 3/10 of a second.

A new "V10 Plus" version is replacing the "GT" producing 542hp and is only 22 pounds over the V8 model thanks to excessive use of carbon fiber. 0-100 km/h (62mph) only takes 3.5 seconds and has a top speed of 197 mph.

It will go on sale at the end of this year, and early next year for North America. Prices start at ($136,891 US) €113,500 for the V8, ($186,481 US) €154,600 for the V10, and ($208,894 US) €173,200 for the R8 V10 Plus.

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