2013 Audi R8 Revealed Without Camo in Spy Photos

Stephen Elmer
by Stephen Elmer

We received spy photos of the next generation Audi R8 earlier today, but this newest batch of pictures is what we really wanted to see; the new R8 in the flesh, free of design-hiding camouflage.

The front grille is the most prominent style change on the new R8, although overall it is not that significant. Besides a new look, the facelifted R8 gets new LED headlights, plus exhaust pipes similar to those on the R8 GT.

The 4.2-liter V8 engine that at present runs the car is rated at 430 hp, which could get bumped up to around 450 on the new model. Watch for a transmission change as well, as the current R8 runs with Audi’s R-tronic single-clutch automated manual, where as the new one could receive 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.

Watch for the new Audi R8 to debut at the Paris Auto Show in September, although we can expect more details to leak as the date draws closer.

GALLERY: 2013 Audi R8

Stephen Elmer
Stephen Elmer

Stephen covers all of the day-to-day events of the industry as the News Editor at AutoGuide, along with being the AG truck expert. His truck knowledge comes from working long days on the woodlot with pickups and driving straight trucks professionally. When not at his desk, Steve can be found playing his bass or riding his snowmobile or Sea-Doo. Find Stephen on <A title="@Selmer07 on Twitter" href="http://www.twitter.com/selmer07">Twitter</A> and <A title="Stephen on Google+" href="http://plus.google.com/117833131531784822251?rel=author">Google+</A>

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