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Audi R8 China Edition – Only 30 will be made

Andrea Divirgilio / November 24, 2012

Since its birth in 2006, German automaker Audi’s high-performance 2-seater sports car, the Audi R8 has continued to impress the motoring world with its high-design, captivating refinement, and a heritage of racing dominance. This car which is actually setting the supercar standard has now been tailored to Chinese tastes to be provided as the R8 China Edition, which fully expresses the automaker’s understanding of super cars. Tailored to attract the affluent Chinese driving aficionados and endowed by Audi with every unimaginable perfect element, the R8 China Edition boasting cool Nordic gold exterior color will be made available in whole of China in a limited number of just 30.

Audi R8 China Edition - Only 30 will be made

Exterior Design

Audi R8 China Edition 19

With unique Nordic gold colors and 19” wheels in 5 twin-spoke ‘Y’ design in titanium look, the Audi R8 China Edition features rear and front intakes/outlets and matt black light-weight tail pipes, while the front and rear slats, rear bumper, radiator grille surround and bars comes in matt titanium grey.

Audi R8 China Edition - Only 30 will be made

Further, the front spoiler, sideblades, the exterior mirrors, and the specially enlarged diffuser are in carbon matt.

Interior Design

On the inside, this special China Edition R8 boasts an aluminum gear knob featuring limited edition number, which is truly an embodiment of prestige.

Audi R8 China Edition Aluminum gear knob with limited edition number
Notably, the cars will be numbered from 1 up to 33 excluding the numbers 4, 14 and 24.

Audi R8 China Edition - Only 30 will be made

The car sports bucket seats in black Alcantara with contrasting stitching and piping in trim color, along with contrast-stitched knee-pad in shark skin black, the console inlays and door trim inserts in the dazzling body color.

Audi R8 China Edition - Only 30 will be made

While the instrument cluster with black dials and R8 emblem, and the door sill trims with aluminum insert and R8 logo.

Engine

Audi R8 China Edition - Only 30 will be made

A lightweight 5.2L V10 mid-engine is equipped on the Audi’s trademark quattro permanent four-wheel drive with rear-biased setup, which allows the ride with automatically controlled manual gearbox ‘R tonic’ to accelerate from 0 to 100 within 2.9 seconds.

Also, the German automaker recently launched the limited edition 2012 Audi R8 GT Spyder with a price tag of $210,000

Via: Audi

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