2013 Audi R8 Facelift Hits the Road with a Vengeance

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Audi’s facelift for the R8 looks great in action.

The Audi R8 supercar has been given a facelift for 2013 and last month we were able to see the refreshed model completely uncovered in a series of spy shots. Video has just surfaced online showing the German supercar covered in camouflage driving around some streets, running around the Nurburgring and even chasing another Audi while a Porsche 911 chases it. The 2013 Audi R8 takes its motivation in the form of slightly more powerful versions of the supercar's V8 and V10 plants.

The 4.2-liter V8 should produce about 450hp while the 5.2-liter V10 will pump out around 540hp. It will be mated to an S-tronic dual-clutch gearbox, replacing the R-tronic sequential tranny found in the R8s of years' past.

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The 2013 Audi R8's facelift will apply to not only the coupe model, but to the convertible as well. The exterior changes on the refreshed model include new front and rear bumpers, R8 e-tron prototype-sourced hexagon-shaped grille, new headlights and taillights along with repositioned LED daytime running lights. We expect it to make its debut in September at the 2012 Paris Motor Show.

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