Audi R8 has always been one the most acclaimed sport cars in the world. The Audi R8 is a beauty to look at, the way it drives can really make you feel the adrenaline rush through your body. Audi has always focused on the R8, giving the sports car new trims and timely variations. And now the German Automobile giants have revealed the 2013 facelift of the Audi R8, with key improvements and new features.
The Audi R8 has undergone some minor cosmetic changes. Audi has given R8 a new pair of headlamps, tail lamps and some minor tweaks. We all have been hearing news about the 2013 Audi R8 and the same was spied in Europe too. Looking at the pictures one can really say that the new 2013 R8 can make jaws drop. Audi has played it safe. They have kept the powertrain unchanged and changed the exteriors, converting it from a beauty to a beautiful sports car.
The 2013 Audi R8 also gets a six-point single-frame grille with horizontal chrome inserts adorning the struts on the V10 variant, a redesigned bumper with the air inlets bearing three crossbars each and the new R8 badge. Coming to the interiors, the changes are very minimal. This new sports car looks more inspiring and futuristic. Talking about the engine, the new Audi R8 gets the same 4.2-litre V8 which produces 424 BHP of power and 430 Nm of torque. The 5.2-litre V10 engine produces 518 BHP of power and 530 Nm of torque.
The main thing to notice is the new 7-speed S-tronic dual-clutch transmission. According to Audi, this new transmission will help reduce CO2 emissions and also increase the acceleration by three tenths of a second. Audi will also offer a new trim level named the V10 plus which will replace the on-going GT model. The new 2013 Audi R8 is expected to hit the European market by the end of this year and will reach Indian shores early next year. Audi currently brings the R8 in India via the CBU route, with prices starting at Rs. 1.16 crore (ex-showroom, New Delhi). Checkout the awesome turn signals at 40 seconds in the below video.
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– Kanishk Arora