R8 LMS homage for the road

Ingolstadt, 10 may 2016

Since 2009, Audi and various customer sports teams with the R8 LMS at car race in the GT3 class at the start of go. In national and international races, already 323 victories could be retracted with two generations of the model. Including overall victories at the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring, Spa-Francorchamps, Zolder, and Dubai. Now, Audi celebrates these achievements with a Special Edition limited to 24 copies for the street called "selection 24 h".

Audi R8 V10 plus as a base vehicle

Serves as a basic vehicle for the tribute to the race wins an Audi R8 Coupé V10 plus. It comes with the standard 5.2 litre V10 mid-engined, 610 HP, an acceleration from zero to 100 km/h in 3.2 seconds and a top speed of 330 km/h. Also on the dry weight of 1,454 kilograms, Audi for the special model has changed nothing.

Carbon and colour accents along with technology package

At the factory they come in Tricolorlackierung (grey black with red accents) vehicles of the "selection 24 h" with Adaptive damping control and laser light. The front spoiler, the exterior mirror housings, the hood, the rear wing and diffuser are made of glossy lacquered carbon. The same applies to the Sideblades with frosted "R8 24 h"-logo. The tailpipes of the sports exhaust system wearing black aperture, the 20 incher are also black.

Edition numbers, order start and price

In the Interior, the Edition model offers a full leather interior. The roof consists of glossy lacquered carbon Alcantara and the illuminated door sills. They are decorated with the ongoing Edition numbers "1" through "24". In addition, the entry lights of the doors project the R8 logo on the road. For the first time for the public to see, the Audi R8 "selection 24 h" in the Paddock of the Audi at the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring is (26 to 29 may 2016). From 10 may, the special model already for 229.000 euro is found. An R8 Coupé V10 plus off-the-rack is 187.400 euros. (ml)