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.