Ingolstadt will only send ten of these to America – with a hefty premium.
With ten cylinders in a mid-engined chassis, the Audi R8 hardly lacks for appeal. But Ingolstadt has made its flagship supercar that much more tempting with the introduction of a new Competition package. The catch is that it'll only be available in strictly limited quantities.
Available for the R8 V10 Plus coupe, the new Competition package adds an array of racier equipment inside, out, and under the skin to turn the German supercar into an even more focused driving tool. That starts with the carbon-fiber aero kit, with its big rear wing, rear diffuser, front splitter, side skirts, and aero flicks.
That's not all, though. The special edition also benefits from a three-way adjustable coilover suspension, fitted to 20-inch matte-black wheels styled like the GT4 racing version's and packing upgraded brake pads. It also benefits from a dynamic steering rack, and only comes in Suzuka Gray, with blacked-out trim for the grilles and air vents. Inside it comes with full leather, racing shells in black with red contrast stitching, an Alcantara-wrapped steering wheel with red center mark at 12 o'clock, and a 13-speaker/550-watt Bang & Olufsen sound system.
Like what you see? Better act fast, because Audi will only bring ten examples to the United States.
Each of them will sell (if they haven't already) for $237,350 – plus a $1,250 destination charge and $1,300 gas guzzler charge for an all-in sticker of $239,900. That's a good hundred grand more than the base rear-drive R8 V10 RWS, over seventy grand more than the all-wheel-drive R8 V10, and forty grand more than the R8 V10 Plus on which it's based.
But for what it's worth, a limited edition like this one is bound to hold its value better than more readily available versions of the same – not to mention the added enjoyment of a more focused supercar.