Audi R8 V8 Limited Edition to celebrate 24h of Le Mans victory


After taking in its tenth victory at the grueling 24 Hours of Le Mans marathon race with the R18 TDI, Audi is introducing a special edition verison of the R8 V8 sports car to mark this special event.

The Audi R8 V8 Limited Edition is powered by a direct-injection 4.2-liter engine producing 430 horsepower, which is the same as the standard Audi R8. It can accelerate from 0-62 mph in 4.6 seconds and with a top speed of 187 mph when using either a manual and R tronic automated manual transmission. Best of all, it comes with a magnetic ride adaptive suspension system to adjust to different levels riding conditions.

On the aesthetic side, the Audi R8 V8 Limited Edition comes with unique exterior highlights include titanium-effect paint job, which is available together with metallic and pearl effect paint options. There is also matching color 19-inch alloy wheels inspired by the R8 GT Coupe and red brake calipers. An optional Carbon Package is also available, which includes carbon sigma sideblades, engine cover, door mirrors, monoposto, inlays and door sill trims.

As for the interior, the Audi R8 V8 Limited Edition is accented with crimson red leather to the black leather seats, headrests, knee pads and passenger door handles along with red stitching on the flat bottomed, leather-covered multi-function steering wheel and instrument cowl.

In addition to the standard features found on the Audi R8 V8 Coupe, the Limited Edition model also comes with a satellite navigation, Audi Music Interface (AMI), an interior light package, a premium Bang and Olufsen sound system, and Bluetooth technology with mobile phone ready interface and integrated seal-belt microcphones.

The special edition Audi R8 V8 comes with an exclusive paint job and upgraded standard equipment. Only 100 units of the Audi R8 V8 Limited Edition will be produced, and it is mainly available for UK customers with a starting price of £93,935 OTR.