Audi did not make the R8 in 2013. They used that year to refine, improve the 2014 based on what they learned from the earlier versions. I have a 2014 S-tronic 7 speed Spyder and just love the car. I came from a 997.1 TT with a manual transmission. I thought I would miss the MT; but REALLY like the dct. It is super smooth and fast. You don't even need to lift to change gears. I did look at some 2012 and earlier, but if you have the time and can find one, the S-tronic is really nice and worth paying more for it Good luck.