Audi R8 Coupe Special Edition to commemorate 24 hours Nurburgring Victory
The Audi R8 is a very special product for the German luxury car maker, as it marked Audi’s entry into the supercar territory. And when the new Audi R8 LMS managed to secure the Numero Uno spot on the podium of the 24 Hours Nuburgring race last year, it was a very special moment for the brand. Thus, in order to commemorate this victory, the German auto giant is now rolling out a new special edition of its famous supercar, which will be named as the Audi R8 Selection 24h.
The 24 hour Nurburgring win was Audi’s 323rd victory since 2009. The Audi R8 LMS, which was the GT3 prototype that was responsible for the aforementioned Nurburgring win has individually managed to accumulate more than 300 titles throughout the world, including 24 hour races on Nurburgring, and in Dubai.
Talking about the Special Edition R8, it will be based on the R8 Coupe V10 plus variant, and will thus come equipped with the mighty 5.2-litre V10 engine, tuned to churn out 610 hp of power. This power is distributed to all four wheels through the company’s famous and revolutionary Quattro All-Wheel Drive (AWD) system. As a result, the R8 Special Edition will be able to sprint from naught to 100 km/h in just 3.2 seconds, before hitting the top speed of 330 km/h. These acceleration and top speed figures make it the fastest production Audi car ever built.
The Selection 24h Audi R8 has been equipped with premium features and equipment to make it stand out from other R8’s. As a result, the Selection 24h has been given a triple tone color theme, with Suzuka Gray being the base color, on which Mythos Black and Misano Red detailing add a contrasting elegance. Other premium touches on offer with the Audi Selection 24h include gloss-finish carbon fiber inserts on the rear wing, front spoiler, ORVMs, and rear diffuser. Elegant ‘R8 24h’ logos finished in matte black are placed on the side blades.
There will only be 24 models of the Selection 24h R8 made, thus making it a very exclusive car to own.
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