Audi launches Limited Edition R8 to mark Le Mans success


Audi is celebrating its tenth Le Mans victory with a special version of its R8 supercar.

The Limited Edition is only available as a hardtop coupe, and will be restricted to just 100 examples when it goes on sale next month.

It gets R8 GT-inspired titanium alloy wheels, red interior detailing and red brake callipers to set it apart from the normal car, while it is finished in an exclusive titanium-effect paint on the outside. It also gets some carbon effect details to complete the look.

The Limited Edition will only be available with the 424bhp V8 engine although both the six-speed manual and the R-tronic automated manual are available.

Audi's magnetic ride system is included as standard, a system which monitors the road surface with a series of sensors and adjusts the damping to suit.

Buyers will also enjoy a few extra bits of kit inside that would normally be optional extras, namely satellite navigation, the Audi Music Interface (AMI), an interior light package and a premium Bang and Olufsen sound system. Bluetooth connectivity and seatbelt-mounted microphones are also included.

The Audi R8 V8 Limited Edition will only be available to UK customers, and will cost from £93,935.
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