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The New Audi R8 Facelift Is Coming!

At the very end of the video which celebrated the fifth birthday of the R8 sportscar, Audi left a little easter egg for the automotive world: the message “The new Audi R8 is coming.”
We have been waiting for this news for about half a year now, because we’re fans of the R8 and the way it reshaped the sportscar world. The teaser reveals precious little about what’s coming, but fortunetely we already have a leaked photo for a new bumper.

This is not exactly what the actual production model will look like, but the headlights will indeed become full-LED, and most likely thinner. The front grille will also become hexagonal like on the A5 facelift.

No new engines will be introduced to the R8, despite the fact that Audi has already tested both the 2.5-liter turbo five-cylinder and a 3.0-liter TFSI. However, both the V8 and V10 will get a power increase. However, the most important change is the fact that Audi is finally replacing the R-tronic with a seven-speed S-tronic double-clutch gearbox.
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About the author: Mihnea Radu
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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