German automaker Audi launched its R8 V8 Limited Edition in 2011 to celebrate its victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. This sleek and stylish car will be offered as a hardtop in both standard six-speed manual transmission and R tronic automatic manual transmission. The new car comes with a highly attractive titanium-effect paintwork option and custom alloy wheels, which Audi has taken from R8 GT. The brake calipers and the detailing of interior trim are done in brilliant red color. Audi has used its new and improved magnetic ride setup and satellite navigation in this car. This car is powered by a V-8 engine and features all-wheel drive system.
What does it offer?
This car is based on Audi’s hugely popular R8 V8 Coupe. Featuring titanium-effect paintwork option, this special edition road car is offered only as a hardtop. This car gives customers to select from the six-speed manual transmission, which is standard, or the automated manual R tronic transmission. This car also allows the customers to opt for a carbon package, which have been used as a replacement for the side blades. The door sills are made using lightweight carbon fiber. This car comes fitted with high performance Bang and Olufsen sound system and it has Bluetooth connectivity as well.
The R8 GT Coupe-inspired 19-inch double-spoke alloy wheels used in this car feature high quality Titanium finish. The Limited edition will also be available in metallic and pearl effect paint options, but it is expected that the model with Titanium Metallic paint finish will be the most loved by the customers. Audi has used its Audi Music Interface (AMI) in this car. The microphones are integrated to the seat belt.
The Audi R8 V8 Limited Edition is powered by a 4.2L V8 engine with an output of 414 horsepower. The displacement of this car is 254 cu in (4163 cc). The engine used in this car delivers 317 lb-ft @ 4500 rpm. Featuring an all wheel drive layout, this car has got standard 6 speed automatic and optional 6 speed automatic transmission.
Audi claims that this car can accelerate from zero to 62 mph in 4.6 seconds. It can hit a high speed of 187 mph.
Interiors & Exteriors
This car has got a highly attractive look, just like several other cars manufactured by Audi so far. Audi has used its magnetic ride and standard satellite navigation technology in this car. The Audi Music Interface (AMI) used in this car with interior light package makes it all the more attractive. This car comes fitted with sound system supplied by Bang and Olufsen. The 2011 R8 V8 Limited Edition features Bluetooth connectivity and has microphones, which are integrated into the seat belts. The crimson red accents design theme with nappa leather-upholstered seats, which is black colored, gives a highly luxurious look to the interior of this car. The steering wheel and instrument cluster is also made up of black leather. The optional carbon package adds carbon sigma side blades to this car, which has door sill trims made up of carbon fiber. This two-seater is without doubt one of the most stylish cars launched so far.
Should I buy one?
Audi has announced that the R8 V8 Limited Edition is meant solely for UK R8 customers. The company will release only 100 cars, which makes this vehicle all the more exclusive. Going by the technical specifications, we can say that this limited edition model will emerge as a car of the future and it would help Audi further its legacy in the coupe market. This car is a perfect machine for those who want to move around in a stylish car at a high speed.
Price and availability
Priced at $150,000, the R8 V8 Limited Edition will be sold in the UK only and is meant for UK R8 customers.