Silver, red and black are the colours of Audi Sport – and of the new special-edition R8 Coupe model bearing its name. Along with specific components in the cockpit and body, the colours heighten the car’s motorsport feeling. The special model is being built in a limited run of 200.
The R8 is the Audi brand’s sporty spearhead – on the road and on therace track. Its DNA is endowed with know-how earned from the many success stories at Audi Sport, particularly in endurance racing.
And now the Audi Sport Edition is bringing more motorsport emotion to the R8 realm with its expressive interplay of the colours silver, red and black, and exclusive interior equipment.
In addition to Floret Silver, matt or gloss, the selection of paint finishes includes Mythos Black and Ibis White. Regardless of what body colour the customer chooses, the sideblades and exterior mirrors in brilliant red produce a striking contrast and are just one of the visual highlights.
Accenting the sophisticated exterior are the front spoiler, Singleframe grille and diffuser insert, all in titanium black – yet another facet of the car’s distinctive character. At the rear, trapezoidal tailpipe trim in gloss black enhances the dynamic effect of the car’s design.
Audi Sport GmbH has equipped the special edition with 20-inch wheels of forged aluminum, with 245/30 front tyres and 305/30 rear tyres. The rims in an eye-catching 10-spoke Y-design feature a gloss anthracite black paint finish and stand out with their silver edges. And the rim flanges in a gloss-turned finish are embellished by an Audi Sport logo.
On the R8 V10, a high-gloss red finish lend the callipers of the powerful steel brakes a blazing look, while on the R8 V10 Plus version, the ceramic brake discs are fitted with callipers in an anthracite-coloured finish.
The cockpit welcomes driver and passenger with illuminated door sill trims. Their aluminum inlays bear the Audi Sport label complete with the red rhombus, and the model’s exclusiveness is indicated by the inscription “1/200”.
The colour palette of the interior harmonises perfectly with the car’s exterior. The door trims and sport seats are in fine Nappa leather, with a colour combo of black and express red. The seat backrests are embossed with the R8 emblem – an exclusive design element for the special edition model. Contrasting stitching in dark silver accents the steering wheel, door trims and seats.
The car’s sporty character is underscored by decorative inlays in a gloss carbon finish. The inlays are used for the surrounding frame of the Audi virtual cockpit, on the air vents and on the centre console.
The flat-bottomed, leather-covered performance steering wheel in three-spoke design is standard on the special edition model. It is emblazoned with an R8 emblem, and the black leather-covered rim of the wheel has an express red stripe at the 12 o’clock position, in keeping with the car’s motorsport heritage. The marker is a visual aid to help drivers keep the steering wheel centered when challenging their driving skills.
Check out another R8 special edition called “selection 24H”.