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The Audi R8 is set to get a mid-cycle facelift and our spies have managed to catch a prototype while testing the updates.

As you can see in these pictures, changes will be minor with the only visible modifications being the full LED headlights, a slightly revised front grille as well as remodeled taillights

Power will once again be generated by the existing V8 and V10 units, however, we expect to see a few extra ponies generated from the base unit. Reports have indicated the 4.2-liter V8 engine will produce 450 PS (331 kW / 444 hp) whilst the 5.2-liter V10 will pump out 540 PS (397 kW / 533 hp). The R-Tronic transmission system is also expected to be replaced by a seven-speed S-tronic gearbox.

The new Audi R8 facelift is scheduled to be unveiled at the Paris Motor Show in September.

Gallery: 2013 Audi R8 Spyder facelift spied undisguised

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