Revised Audi R8 to get twin-clutch gearbox

Mark Nichol

Audi will put a heavily updated R8 on sale this autumn. It will have the usual styling nip and tuck that all midlife updates get...but it will also have an entirely new gearbox, necessitating the re-engineering of much of the car. Zoiks!

Says Autocar, the distinct lack of a super duper twin-clutch automatic gearbox in the R8 has "put off significant numbers of buyers from all over the globe," prompting Audi to get its act together, and sharp - a whole new R8 is due in a couple of years, but Audi reckons the gearbox is needed before close of play on this one.