In order to celebrate its tenth victory at the Le Mans 24 Hours race, Audi released the new R8 V8 Limited Edition. Priced from £93,935 OTR in the UK ($150,622) and available only in the United Kingdom, the new vehicle will be manufactured in a limited edition of just 100 units, each carrying a Titanium Metallic paint finish (the color will be exclusive to this model but other colors will also be available).
The design of the car will be completed by the Titanium finish 19-inch ‘5-arm double-spoke Y design’ alloy wheels inspired by the R8 GT Coupe. Other standard features of the R8 V8 Limited Edition will be the R8 V8 Limited Edition satellite navigation, the Audi Music Interface (AMI), an interior light package and a premium Bang and Olufsen sound system.
Moreover, the car will also be available as standard with the much praised Audi magnetic ride adaptive suspension system, which can adjust the damping effect to suit them by varying a magnetic charge.
Under the hood, we will find the 4.2-liter V8 engine delivering 430 PS and capable to push the vehicle from naught to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 4.6 seconds in both manual and R tronic automated manual versions and to a top speed of 187 mph or 300 km/h.
The interior of the car will feature Black Fine Nappa Leather with red contrast stitching. Moreover, for the customers who want even more, Audi will offer the optional Carbon Package, which adds carbon sigma sideblades, door mirrors, monoposto, inlays and door sill trims.
In order to different the R8 V8 Limited Edition from other models visually, one can avail of the optional Carbon Package. Under this package, carbon sigma sideblades are added in addition to putting in monoposto and door mirrors. Added as well are the door sill trims and the inlays. While this race-inspired material is truly remarkable, what makes it even more exciting is that it borders the already illuminated engine bay.
As such, it gives greater distinction to the powerful V8 that can be seen through its rear window. While that feature sets this model apart, the R8 Limited Edition has a quality that is also in all of the other R8 models but is not that obvious.
This customized R8 Driving Experience will be made available at Silverstone Circuit. With this, drivers will be able to familiarize themselves better with the R8’s different dynamic characteristics but they will do so under controlled conditions. The interior is just as amazing with the seats and headrests in Fine Black Nappa Leather contrasted with red stitching. In fact, the whole interior is marked with crimson red highlights.
This theme is continued to the flat-bottomed and multi-function steering wheel that also has red stitching. Even the instrument cowl has that red stitching with the monoposto having a leather finish in crimson red. Rounding up the design are the door handles on the passenger side and the knee pads that have been finished as well in red leather. Its floor mats have the R8 logo, though in silver, but it has a red surround. This sporty characteristic is highlighted by the pads in stainless steel and the door sills that are illuminated and have bright aluminum inserts with the R8 logo.