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Audi R8: Live impressions of facelift from Moscow Motor Show

Audi R8

Here are some live impressions of the facelifted Audi R8 from the Moscow Motor Show.

The visual tweaks are minor, and include a redesigned bumpers front and rear, new LED headlights, a new rear diffuser, exhaust pipes and badging bearing a modified R8 logo.

But the main changes are mechanical. Out goes the much-criticised R tronic six-speed automated manual gearbox and in comes the smoother and quicker, seven-speed S tronic transmission. The twin-clutch ‘box is optional on the 424bhp 4.2-litre V8 – which gets a six-speed manual as standard – while it will be standard on the 518bhp 5.2-litre V10, which gets the manual transmission as an option.