Say Goodbye to the Audi R8 V10 quattro

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Audi is offering just 30 Limited Edition units of its R8 V10 quattro as a final send-off for its baby R8. 

Audi is streamlining its R8 offering by culling the base model R8 V10 quattro while the R8 V10 Performance will forge ahead.

To call this car a baby does it a huge disservice as it still packs notable performance from its naturally-aspirated 5.2-litre V10 engine which produces 419 kW and 550 Nm of torque and is equipped with a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission that lays power down via Audi’s quattro all-wheel-drive system. 

That all translates into a zero to 100 kph sprint time in roughly 3.4 seconds before going on to a top speed of 324 kph. The R8 Spyder is slightly slower to 100 kph in 3.5 seconds with a top speed of 322 kph. 

The R8 V10 Limited Edition sets itself apart with milled 20-inch silver wheels, alu-optic silver mirror housings and lower trim finishes in carbon fibre. Colour choices are limited to Mugello Blue, Avus Silver or Sonoma Green for the R8 Coupe while the R8 Spyder will only be offered in  Mugello Blue.

This Limited Edition R8 V10 quattro gains features from the R8 Performance. 

This Limited Edition R8 V10 quattro adopts features from its R8 Performance sibling which includes a front carbon fibre sway bar which shaves off 2 kg in weight as well and Audi magnetic ride with variable damper adjustment and variable steering adjustment based on vehicle speed and drive setting. A sport exhaust is also fitted which brings the sound of the V10 engine to life and can also be adjusted by the driver. 

Interior features include 3-spoke, flat-bottomed steering wheel with mounted buttons for Start/Stop, Audi drive select, performance mode selector and the sport exhaust button. Audi’s virtual cockpit is also fitted with MMI Navigation Plus which is surrounded by high-gloss carbon fibre surrounds as well as carbon sigma high-gloss inlays. Coupe version also feature a diamond-stitched Alcantara headliner. 

These final 30 Limited Edition R8 V10 quattro units appear to be earmarked for the U.S. market so don’t expect to see them in South Africa.

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