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Facelifted version of the Audi R8 GT is set to get a limited production run
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15 June 2013

The first-generation Audi R8 is planned to be sent out on a high with a facelifted version of the limited-run GT, caught here during testing at the Nürburgring.

Set to be unveiled at the Le Mans 24 Hours this year, the supercar will receive a tuned version of the pre-facelift R8 GT’s 5.2-litre V10. 

A six-speed manual gearbox will be standard on the upcoming rear-drive GT, with a seven-speed dual-clutch auto offered on the four-wheel-drive version that should be good for 0-62mph in 3.4sec and 199mph.

Changes over the pre-facelift R8 GT include a more prominent front splitter, large side air ducts and a sizeable rear wing.

Audi is expected to call its new car the R8 GT Plus. A Spyder version is set to follow next year.

Performance figures of the new car have not yet been announced, but the previous generation was capable of 0-62mph in just 3.6sec and had a price tag of £142,585.

To read our full review of the previous Audi R8 GT, click here.

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rvtrailers 17 June 2013

It's VW Group internal

It's VW Group internal rivalries playing out in public

genesisofthesith 15 June 2013

Lamborghini's Sesto Elemento

Lamborghini's Gallardo LP570-4 and Sesto Elemento have a 570bhp version of the V10 already developed, so 565bhp on paper - 570 actual Wink - is my bet for the GT.

MikeSpencer 15 June 2013

Audi's answer to 911 Turbo S

Porsche's flagship is now more powerful (552bhp) than an R8 V10 Plus (540bhp), so Audi fights back with this. It's VW Group internal rivalries playing out in public, Audi vs Porsche.