For sure, the Audi R8 is a striking machine, and even after five years on the market it continues to look sexy in all of its forms. Audi has pushed out several variants as well, including the V10-packing R8 GT 5.2 FSI, the topless Spyder and track-focused R8 GT.

To commemorate five years of the R8, Audi put together a short video, if only to remind us how the range-topping Audi looks even better in motion. And just to keep us thinking about its supercar, Audi finished the video with a sneak peak of the new R8, which bows later this year.

When Audi says "new," it really means freshened, though, with rumors of a bump in power and a few design tweaks. The bigger changes may not arrive until 2015, when the R8 is rumored to receive a more thorough makeover. See below for the video.


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      Lachmund
      • 2 Years Ago
      really curious about the facelift..hope they don't mess it up. still, after 5 years, one of my favourite cars ever.
        Elmo
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Lachmund
        Supposedly, instead of the rounded out headlights on there now, it'll be gaining the new squarish headlights you see on the new A6, A7, and A8. But a bit more stretched out.
      genelamont
      • 2 Years Ago
      Love the R8 but bring us the Quattro Concept, too.
      onewayroll
      • 2 Years Ago
      5 years later and still one of the best looking cars on the road.
      Wojo
      • 2 Years Ago
      I really can't believe the current R8 has been out for 5 years already, the design has aged very well, could be why they demand a premium in the used market. Audi could have waited a few more years on the redesign and put that capital toward powertrain upgrades.
      Surya De
      • 2 Years Ago
      Saw the R8 GT at a dealership. Jaw was on the floor. Truly an amazing looking car. Wish I could afford one!
      sniperhunter2001
      • 2 Years Ago
      Expect a headlight shape that is far less smooth, and much more angular and sharper (think e-tron concept from Detroit 2010). Updated MMI interface from A6, A7 and A8, as well. Motorized screen isn't certain. Rear taillights will be similar in shape, but inside light pattern will be updated with brighter housing and more aggressive design.
      xmailboxcancerx
      • 2 Years Ago
      I am totally fine with small tweaks. I'm in the camp that loves this car even if largely unchanged for, say, decades.
      stecki3d
      • 2 Years Ago
      has it really been 5 years already? time is going by as fast as this car...
      wepaydeductible.ca
      • 2 Years Ago
      from the side profile you can see the diminsions look exactly the same and the plastic rear black fins are still there so the rear should be very similar. Just a minor touch up of the front LEDs and that will be the new R8.
      muspod
      • 2 Years Ago
      hey audi! come up with somthing original instaed of reskinning someone else stuff..Lame. R8 = lambo everything else = volkswagens with awd
        Elmo
        • 2 Years Ago
        @muspod
        I've seen some REALLY good trolling in the past, but you are failing miserably at it. There is seriously no one that stupid into thinking that platform sharing happens throughout a manufacturers lineup, and is only modified to be put under a RWD or FWD car. I never said that just because they call it something else, it means it's different. I said, the Alpha platform is an ALL NEW PLATFORM developed from the ground up. Meaning, if it was developed from the ground up, then it has absolutely no relation to ANY other GM chassis out there right now. Either you're trolling pretty hard, or you really don't wanna admit you're wrong.
        trevor-k
        • 2 Years Ago
        @muspod
        Dude shut up......... your precious G37 is just a rebadged altima coupe
          Elmo
          • 2 Years Ago
          @trevor-k
          Actually, no, it isn't. It's more along the lines of a rebadged 370Z.
          muspod
          • 2 Years Ago
          @trevor-k
          Actually a Altima is the fwd version of the G. Sorta like the vw Audi relationship but WAY better. At least Nissan completely redesigns the car and makes it rwd before they sell it. Audi just hangs a different skin and diff seats.and adds optional quattro and 20k Audi could be a lot better for the $$
        Georg
        • 2 Years Ago
        @muspod
        Lambo is 100% Audi owned ;) and since the first day most of the Gallardo is build by Audi Gallardo parts build in Audi plants Heilbronn complete chassie Neckarsulm complete painting Gyoer complete engine The Gallardo chassie is a 100% Audi developt aluminium space frame chassie, the Gallardo engines are 100% Audi developt... the only part 100% Lambo is the awefull E-Gear transmission
        Lachmund
        • 2 Years Ago
        @muspod
        oh wow...there is a new idiot in town
        Elmo
        • 2 Years Ago
        @muspod
        Moron, the new ATS IS NOT a RWD converted Cruze. As I told you before... ATS - Alpha platform Cruze - Delta II platform The Alpha and Delta platforms have absolutely no relation to each other. In fact, the Alpha is an ALL-NEW platform, built from the ground up. Also, the Gallardo DOES NOT come with a V8, you douche. It's only available with a V10. Go away, troll.
          muspod
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Elmo
          You really are drinking GM's kool aid. So they call it something else..That tells you its different?! Dude, I ain't buying any of the junk so it really doesn't matter. I'm out.
      over9000
      • 2 Years Ago
      Still looks like a Volkswagen Beetle...
        Ernie Mccracken
        • 2 Years Ago
        @over9000
        Are you on acid?
        Elmo
        • 2 Years Ago
        @over9000
        Just because you say you're not vwfailsagain, doesn't mean you're not.
        Elmo
        • 2 Years Ago
        @over9000
        And you still look like vwfailsagain...
          over9000
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Elmo
          how many times do I have to explain it to you, moron
        dodobird
        • 2 Years Ago
        @over9000
        as if u looks like lady gaga because u hav a pair of eyes. just like her? ... fail
        dodobird
        • 2 Years Ago
        @over9000
        and u looks like lady gaga because u have a pair of eyes just like her. fail comparison.
      Robt
      • 2 Years Ago
      It's "sneak peek" not "sneak peak" (unless it's a hidden mountain)
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