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Audi Officially Unveils the Refreshed 2013 Audi R8

It looks like it's finally time for Audi to refresh its R8 supercar. Audi has just unveiled the refreshed 2013 R8 family, which now includes a new V10 Plus flagship model.

On the outside the 2013 R8 gets small changes like the addition of LED headlights, restyled taillights and a new front bumper. The biggest change is the addition of the new seven-speed S tronic dual clutch transmission. The new seven-speed features a three-shaft layout with two multi-plate clutches lying behind one another. According to Audi, the gearshifting occurs practically without interruption of tractive power within hundredths of a second, and so dynamically, smoothly and comfortably as to be hardly noticeable.


The R8 V8 is still powered by a 424-hp 4.2L V8, while the R8 V10 is powered by the same 518-hp 5.2L V10 engine. The new R8 V10 Plus model sits on top of the R8 lineup with its 542-hp V10 engine. With the S tronic transmission, the R8 V10 Plus reaches 0-62 mph in 3.5 seconds.

The 2013 R8 will hit Europe first this fall, but don't expect it in the U.S. until sometime early next year.



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