The refreshed R8 is available in a coupe and spyder form and comes with a long list of mechanical and cosmetic changes.
Facelifted R8 prices start at Rs. 1.34 crore for the V8 model.
Up front, there's the new chamfered, hexagonal Audi grille and the all-new LED headlights which are now standard across the R8 range. The turn-signals get new dynamic rhythm effect; they are now controlled by a special unit that transforms the daytime running lamps into turn signals. The front bumper also gets styling tweaks and the front air-intakes get three crossbars. The most distinctive visual change is at the rear, with striking new all-LED tail-lights and turn indicators that ‘swipe’ outwards when activated. The new R8 comes with 18- or 19-inch alloy wheels depending on the model.
Engine offerings include a 4.2-litre V8 and a Lamborghini-sourced 5.2-litre V10 which makes 518bhp and 54kgm. The updated R8 gets a new seven-speed gearbox and its 0-100kph sprint is claimed to be quicker than the earlier car's. Audi also says the new gearbox helps the R8 post better fuel-economy figures.
Prices for the 2013 Audi R8 start at Rs. 1.34 crore (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the V8 variant.