Audi R8 might get even sportier version, dual-clutch gearbox
The Audi R8 is one of the most praised sportscars in recent times. But this doesn’t mean it doesn’t have its flaws, like the rather annoying R-Tronic sequential gearbox, which doesn’t perform all that well in the stock 4.2-liter V8, while in the larger V10, it feels right at home.
According to Car and Driver, that’s going to change. Sources say that a more efficient seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox will make an appearance on the entry-level car. Worries about the amount of power it can handle will likely keep it as an option for the V8, while the V10 will be keep the R-Tronic option.
But the sources aren’t done just yet. According to them, it seems a faster and lighter R8 V10 is in the making, much in the vein of the Superleggera models Lamborghini is constantly cranking out from its factory. Elements from the Le Mans R8 race cars might also be featured by the sportier model.
Also, for those of you wanting to feel the wind in your hair but don;t have the money for the V10 Spyder, a V8 version is also scheduled, according to the same sources.
All in all, if you postponed the purchase of an R8, you might want to wait a bit longer for some surprises.
Source: Car and Driver