Audi R8 finally received a facelift and get rid of the R-Tronic automatic gearbox. Audi R8 is a really nice but with that single clutch R-Tronic gearbox the whole harmony the car is ruined. Everything is perfect but when it comes to gearbox, perfection did not go well.
Anyway, now Audi R8 offers 7-speed double clutch automatic gearbox, S-Tronic (VW calls it DSG). S-Tronic automatic gearbox is available with V8 and V10 engines, but optional with V8. 4.2-lt FSi V8 engine produces 430 PS and 430 Nm of torque with S-Tronic, R8 needs 4.3 seconds for 100 kph (62 mph) with the top speed of 302 kph (188 mph). If you pay more, you get more! 5.2-lt V10 engine produces 525 PS and 530 Nm of torque and again if you pay more, you get 550 PS and 540 Nm of torque. R8 V10 with Plus packages needs only 3.5 seconds with the top speed 317 kph (197 mph).
You may buy this facelifted better R8 at the end of year. So if you are planning to buy a R8, just wait until this model. It is definitely worth to wait!
Actually, with the new standard headlights Audi R8 looks like a car from alien ship. This facelift definitely made the R8 better :)