Spy Shots: Facelift Audi R8 finally makes an appearance

Audi R8 V8 Coupe

Back in March, Audi unveiled the first teaser video announcing "the new R8 is coming!" Well, it’s been a couple of months and there’s been no sign of the R8...until now. Our spy photographers have come across an R8 prototype as it was finishing up some of its testing. Guess, we’ll be waiting a lot longer than we would like to see the car in full production garbs.

The R8 facelift prototype in these images is heavily camouflaged - dizzyingly so - but we can still make out the new hexagon shaped grille that is similar to the one seen on the Audi R8 e-Tron prototype , the new headlights with LED technology, and the new rear lights. At the rear, the new R8 has also received new exhaust pipes similar to the ones on the R8 GT .

While the exterior will only see minor changes, the biggest change will be made under the hood. Audi will offer the same choice of V8 and V10 engines, but with an increased output of 444 HP (V8) and 533 HP (V10).

Expect to see the new Audi R8 facelift launched in September at the 2012 Paris Auto Show.

UPDATE 05/22/2012: It’s been less than an hour since we published images of a highly camouflaged Audi R8 facelift, and now our photographers have sent us new images with the next R8, but this time completely naked! Enjoy!!


6 comments:

Changes on the engine output will be the great boast to its feature. I like how they made it as good as the A4.

That car looks great. It is truly beyond my expectations. I think it will make a good sales in the market.

Of course, everyone would pay attention to the facelift, but don’t you know that it is powerful too?

And upon its appearance, it has amazed many. How great is that?

Its appearance brought a great happiness among the enthusiasts who have luckily seen it with their own eyes. It’s really charismatic.

It’s like what I have expected of it from the start! It’s not evident on its exterior that it is actually high performing.

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