PGA Cars, the official distributor of Audi in the Philippines (along with Porsche, Lamborghini and, more recently, Bentley) has just previewed the updated and upgraded version of the Audi R8 for the market.

The new R8 V8 Coupe, unveiled at the PGA Cars showroom in Bonifacio Global City, sports an updated design, featuring a new, more aggressive front bumper with larger side intakes, updated LED headlamps and taillamps, as well as other new design touches. The 19 inch alloy wheels come in a variety of new designs.

The V8 engine in the upgraded R8 is more powerful and more efficient than the previous version with 436 PS (previous R8 V8: 420 PS) on tap. Torque remains the same at 430 Nm, while 0-100 km/h times have improved by 0.3 seconds over the initial model.

The new Audi R8 will be available in the Philippines through PGA Cars in Q3 2013.