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Audi R8: Facelift coming 2012!

Audi R8

Street word has it that the Audi R8 will receive a facelift in 2012.

According to Car Magazine, the updated R8 will launch sometime next year with more powerful engines. Sources suggest the 4.2-liter V8 will produce 444 hp (331 kW / 450 PS) while the 5.2-liter V10 gets uprated to 533 hp (397 kW / 540 PS). More importantly, there are rumors of a seven-speed S-tronic transmission which would likely replace the current R-tronic.

Styling changes will likely be minor, so expected restyled headlights and modest tweaks to the fascias.