2012 R8 to get HP bump for both V8 and V10 along with possibly a DSG (dual clutch) transmission
This is some pretty good news if it turns out to be true. CAR
is reporting that the R8 will be getting an HP bump. The R8 V8 will get a horsepower boost to match the RS5. It will go to about 444 horsepower up from the current 414 which resembled the B7 RS4. The V10 will also be getting a bump since it was detuned vs. the Gallardo. It will go up to 533 up from the current 518. The real big news though is that both might be getting a 7-speed DSG gearbox. That would take the R8 into some elite (458 Italia) territory. For those of you who just bought your R8 GT versions
, bummer, but new versions of the GT should be coming as well.