Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Audi R8: more powerful engines and restyled in 2012

Audi R8 could modify the engines, and further improve the performance of their supersport, at a small facelift expected during 2012. Car has collected some advances, according to which the current V8 and V10 will be developed and combined with an automatic dual-clutch S-Tronic 7-speed, while there is no confirmation about the availability of the classic manual open grill.

The Lamborghini V10 source will increase from 525 to 540 hp, while the V8 will receive the same specifications as the RS5, and will deliver 450 bhp (compared to the current 430 and 420 of the first series). Do not miss the GT and GT Spyder editions: in this case, we could even see the arrival of the 570 hp variant used on the Gallardo Superleggera, compared to 560 hp variants present.

The redesign, however, no details were leaked, but it is logical to expect changes to the details of projectors, and probably even more extensive use of light alloys and carbon fiber to hold the total mass of the R8. According to previous official statements, the 2012 will also be awaiting the debut of the R8 electric version called E-Tron, a strong 313 hp.

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