|Audi has unleashed the R8 Coupe V10 Plus Selection 24h Special Edition to commemorate the R8 LMS’ Nurburgring 24-hour victory from the past year.|
On the exterior, the Audi Coupe V10 Plus Select 24h takes up several familiar elements such as; front spoiler, the exterior mirror housings, the engine compartment cover, the rear wing and carbon fiber, gloss finish diffuser.
The carbon fiber is also applied to the sideblades with matt-finish “R8 24h” logo. The tailpipes of the sport exhaust system feature black trims and the 20-inch forged aluminum wheels in 10-spoke Y design are painted gloss anthracite black.
Inside, the limited-edition model offers full-leather upholstery and trim in the color rotor gray, with Alcantara headlining. The air vents and the extended inlays for the surround of the virtual cockpit are made of gloss-finish CFRP. The latter also bear the matt-finish “R8 24h” logo. The illuminated door sill trims are also made of gloss-finish carbon. They display the serial numbers 1 to 24 for each of the limited-edition cars. As an exclusive feature of the limited edition, the entry lights on the doors project the Audi R8 logo onto the road surface.
The Audi R8 Coupe V10 Plus selection 24h is available in a limited production run of 24. Its 5.2-liter V10 mid-engine develops 449 kW (610 hp) and accelerates the top model of the Audi R8 car line from 0 to 100 km/h in a mere 3.2 seconds, before advancing to a top speed of 330 km/h.
A newly developed quattro drive distributes its power fully variably between both sets of wheels. The suspension, the aerodynamics configured to handle high downforces and the operating concept featuring the virtual cockpit are all motorsport-inspired. That is because Audi developed the second generation of the R8 in parallel with the GT3 racing model R8 LMS.
The dry weight of the Audi R8 Coupe V10 plus is 1,454 kilograms; its body built using the multi material construction principle weighs a mere 200 kilograms. The combination of aluminum and carbon fiber-reinforced polymers (CFRP) in the Audi Space Frame opens up entirely new dimensions with regard to weight, rigidity and crash behavior.
The technical package in the “selection 24h” special edition comprises dynamic steering, the adaptive damper control system Audi magnetic ride and Audi laser lighting. The tricolor paint finish consisting of Suzuka gray as the basic color, with mythos black and Misano red highlights as an added option.
The Audi R8 Coupe V10 Plus “selection 24h” will be presented at this year’s Nurburgring 24-hour, while the costs of the special edition R8 LMS goes from 229,000 Euros.