Audi Cancelling Base Model R8, Says Farewell With Limited Edition
Audi bids farewell to the R8 V10 quattro with a limited edition model
Limited to 30 units, the R8 V10 quattro features unique finish details, including 20-inch silver wheels, carbon exterior trim and aluminum mirror caps
Available in coupe painted in Mugello blue, Avus silver or Sonoma green, and in Spyder painted in Mugello blue
The R8 V10 performance quattro model continues for 2021
HERNDON, Virginia, July 16, 2020 – To celebrate a decade of success with the legendary V10 engine, Audi of America announces the limited-edition R8 V10 quattro models in Mugello blue, Avus silver and Sonoma green. Farewell to the R8 V10 quattro, these 30 units bring technologies and functionality previously reserved for the performance model, and add unique interior and exterior design elements. The R8 V10 performance quattro model will continue for the 2021 model year.
Powertrain and performance
With the same naturally aspirated V10 engine as the R8 LMS race car, quattro® all-wheel drive and a functional but technologically advanced cabin, the R8 is the ultimate in performance for Audi, no other model having a closer connection with racing. With a seven-speed S tronic® dual-clutch transmission, which can change gears in as little as 120 ms, the R8 V10 quattro achieves 562 horsepower and 406 lb-ft of torque, and reaches 60 mph in 3.4 seconds with an upper track speed of 201 mph for the coupe, or 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds with a top speed of 200 mph for the Spyder.
Previously only available for R8 performance variants, the limited editions have a carbon fiber front stabilizer bar, which saves 2 kg (4.4 lb) in weight. The Audi magnetic suspension adjusts the firmness of the shock absorbers and the included Audi dynamic steering offers a variable steering ratio which adjusts according to the vehicle speed and the Audi drive selection parameter. At higher driving speeds, a less direct steering ratio helps facilitate more stable driving, and at lower driving speeds, a more direct steering ratio is used to help increase the steering response to facilitate the maneuvers.
The sports exhaust system, also previously only available on R8 performance variants, amplifies the full-bodied sound of the V10 engine, which the driver can adjust using the dedicated satellite button on the steering wheel or via the Audi drive select setting.
Unique design benchmarks
With Audi exclusive paint options and alu-optical mirror caps, the R8 makes its distinctive character clear. The lower trim, engine compartment and side blades are all finished in carbon fiber and the brake calipers are painted red for an even sharper look.
Coupe variants will be available in the following Audi exclusive paint colors: 15 Mugello Blue with pastel silver interior, five Avus Silver with black interior and red stitching, and five Sonoma Green with black interior and gray stitching. Five Spyders will be offered only in Mugello blue with a pastel silver interior. All variants include Audi exclusive floor mats, with matching piping and stitching on the inside. The 20-inch milled wheels are finished in silver for the first time on an R8 in the United States.
Sport racing features continue indoors, where the driver-oriented interior includes a three-spoke multifunction flat-bottom steering wheel with paddle shifters and four satellite buttons mounted on the steering wheel – engine start / stop , Audi driving selection, performance mode selector and sports exhaust. As with all R8 variants, the Audi virtual cockpit and MMI plus navigation are delivered as standard. For even more definition, the included carbon interior adds high-gloss carbon fiber surrounds for the virtual cockpit and air vents and high-gloss sigma carbon inlays. Coupé models also have an Alcantara® headliner trimmed with diamonds.
With uncompromising performance and a unique design, the R8 model line represents the pinnacle of Audi performance since its introduction in 2008, and the R8 V10 quattro is no exception.
The limited-edition R8 V10 quattro is expected to go on sale this summer with an MSRP of $ 186,000 for the coupe and $ 195,900 for the Spyder.
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