2013 Audi R8 Facelift Caught Testing – Spy Photos

Colum Wood
by Colum Wood

It’s hard to believe that the R8 has already been in production since 2006 and so the Audi flagship sports car is long overdue for a makeover.

Caught in full camo, these latest spy photos show the updated 2013 R8 sporting a new grille similar to that found on the recent R8 e-tron we spied. In addition, the facelifted R8 gets new LED headlights, plus exhaust pipes similar to those on the R8 GT.

With the current 4.2-liter V8 engine still rated at 430 hp, look for a slight bump in performance to 450 hp. With the current R8 having just Audi’s R-tronic single-clutch automated manual, past reports have suggested we could see the addition of the brand’s S-tronic gearbox. A dual-clutch unit, that transmission would retain the ultra fast gearshifts while adding a touch more civility to the drive.

We expect more spy photos to follow, with the R8 shedding more of its camo in the lead-up to a possible debut at the Paris Motor Show this Fall.

GALLERY: 2013 Audi R8 Spy Photos

Colum Wood
Colum Wood

With AutoGuide from its launch, Colum previously acted as Editor-in-Chief of Modified Luxury & Exotics magazine where he became a certifiable car snob driving supercars like the Koenigsegg CCX and racing down the autobahn in anything over 500 hp. Find Colum on <a href="http://www.google.com">Twitter.</a>

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