The Audi R8 you see here is the V10 Decennium. It’s Audi’s homage to the V10 engine and, as Audi says in its press release, “ten years of fascination on the road and success in motorsport.” The car is available only as a coupe and comes in a Daytona Gray paint job with some milled matte bronze wheels. The intake manifold comes in the same beautiful bronze color. The front spoiler, side sills, diffuser, and some other small accents come in a gloss black. Altogether, it’s one sinister-looking package.
The interior of the car is just as dark, featuring all-black materials. There’s diamond-quilted stitching on the seats, plenty of carbon fiber inlays, and contrast copper stitching on the gear shifter and steering wheel. The car also gets special badging that shows it is a V10 Decennium. It all comes together elegantly and works well with the exterior of the car.
This limited edition V10 Decennium is based on the top-spec R8. The car gets a 5.2-liter V10 engine that produces 620hp and 428lb-ft of torque. The car can do the 0-60 mph sprint in just 3.1 seconds and has a top speed of 205 mph. It’s just as much of a performer as any other version of the R8.
This special limited edition R8 will go on sale with the updated regular R8, but far fewer models will be produced. Audi said it would make only 222 units of the car, which will make it a rare version of the vehicle, indeed. It will cost 222,000 euros or about $253,000.