The Audi R8 was first launched back in 2007 and even though it has remained successful throughout its many years on the market, Audi is preparing it for a major makeover for the 2012 model year (2013 for the US market). The first details of the future model suggest that the car will receive a facelifted exterior and interior design, and more powerful engines - both V8 and V10 options. The new Audi R8 is expected in the summer of 2012.
For the exterior, the R8 will only be receiving minor adjustments with a new headlamp design and millimetric changes to the LED spacing. The biggest changes will be found under the hood. The 5.2 liter V10 engine will be tuned to deliver 533 HP, up from today’s 518 HP, and will be combined with a new seven-speed dual clutch S-tronic gearbox.
As for the V8, it will be upgraded to have the same specs found in the S5. This means a total of 444 HP, up from today’s 424 HP. The company also confirmed there will be an updated GT and GT Spyder version.