The facelifted Audi R8 has been revealed at the Moscow motor show. Features of the revised sports car include styling tweaks inside and out, a new seven-speed S-tronic dual-clutch transmission and the addition of a more focused V10 Plus model to the R8 line-up.
At the front of the new R8, tweaks to the car's skin include a redesigned bumper and new LED headlights. The R8's rear also features new bumper and light cluster designs, as well as a new ‘R8’ logo, restyled rear diffuser and rounded single exhaust pipes in each corner.
Engine variants for the R8 line-up include the previous model’s entry-level 424bhp 4.2-litre V8 and the 5.2-litre V10 with 518bhp, but Audi has replaced the current model’s six-speed automated manual R-tronic gearbox with a new seven-speed S-tronic dual-clutch transmission.
Audi claims the new gearbox decreases CO2 emissions by 22g/km, while also slashing 0-62mph sprint times by 0.3sec; the entry-level car now dispatches 0-62mph in 4.3sec, with the V10 version hitting the mark in 3.6sec.
Joining the R8 line-up is a more focused V10 Plus model, which will be offered in coupé guise only. Audi has increased the V10’s power by 24bhp to 542bhp, which reduces the car’s 0-62mph time to 3.5sec as well as extending the top speed to 197mph.