Audi R8 will get a facelift in 2012 image

The most powerful model build by German car manufacturer Audi, the R8, will get a facelift in 2012.

Being officially launched at the Paris Motor Show in 2006, the R8 seems like it needs small modifications in order to stay in “touch” with the competition. And how else can a German supercar be facelifted than by more power.

According to the manufacturer, the 2012 Audi R8 will get a number of subtle styling tweaks, as well as more power from the V8 and V10 engines, a new transmission being also available.

The powerful 5.2 liter V10 on the R8 will deliver around 533 BHP, compared to the current 518 BHP, while the entry-level 4.2 liter V8 will develop 444 BHP, with 20 BHP more than the current one.

Even though the R8 looks like a brand new model after five years in production, the Audi Group has also announced the updating of GT and GT Spyder.

The 2012 R8 is expected to have minor exterior modifications, such as revised headlights, LED tail lights and new bumpers.

The new Audi R8 facelift is expected to be revealed sometimes next year.