At the 2011 24 Hours of Le Mans race, Audi yet again won the race with their R18 TDi Diesel race car, this marks the 10th time Audi has won the prestigious endurance race. To celebrate this special occasion, Audi UK is producing a special edition of the R8 V8 sports car.
The Le Mans Special Edition Audi R8 will be powered by the standard V8 engine that produces 430 horsepower and sprints to 62 (100 km/h) in 4.6 seconds with a top speed of 187 mph (301 km/h). The upgrades the special edition R8 gets are the Audi magnetic ride adaptive suspension system, a special paint job called titanium-effect, and double Y-spoke 19” wheels (from the R8 GT coupe) that are painted in the same color with red brake calipers. Customers can also choose other regular metallic paints offered on the R8 sports cars.
The interior upgrades include black leather seats with red inserts and contrasting red stitches, which are also found on the carpet and the steering wheel. The red trim pieces are also added to the head rests, kneed pads, and door handles. Audi also included a navigation system, Audi Music Interface, and upgraded speaker package featuring Bang and Olufsen.
The Le Mans Special Edition Audi R8 V8 will see a production of only 100 cars and available in the United Kingdom only for a price of £93,935, orders can be placed starting in July.