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New special edition marks end of the road for Audi’s base R8 V10

Audi is booting its base R8 V10 in the United States after 2020 however the hardcore R8 V10 Performance will stick round.

To mark the end of the base mannequin’s run, Audi on Thursday unveiled the R8 V10 Limited Edition which will likely be in-built a run of simply 30 vehicles, with patrons in a position to decide on between coupe and convertible physique kinds.

The automobile is out there in the selection of three colours (Mugello Blue, Avus Silver, and Sonoma Green) and contains a quantity of extras that beforehand had been solely accessible on the R8 V10 Performance. The record features a carbon fiber entrance sway bar and a variable exhaust system. Magnetic dampers are additionally included as customary.

The exterior of the automobile options a couple of dashes of carbon, whereas the aspect mirror caps and customary 20-inch wheels each characteristic a silver end. The brake calipers have additionally been painted purple. Inside, carbon fiber accents are discovered on the surrounds of the digital instrument cluster and air vents. Coupe fashions additionally characteristic a diamond-stitched Alcantara headliner.

2020 Audi R8 V10 Limited Edition

There’s no additional energy right here, so the 5.2-liter V-10 nonetheless delivers 562 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque. This will see the automobile dash from 0-60 mph in 3.four seconds and high out at 201 mph (3.5 seconds and 200 mph for the convertible). A 7-speed dual-clutch transmission is the sole transmission accessible.

The R8 V10 Limited Edition goes on sale this summer time priced from $188,950 for the coupe and $198,850 for the convertible. Both figures embody vacation spot and a fuel guzzler tax.

Come 2021, Audi will proceed providing the R8 V10 Performance. And although it is but to be confirmed, we are going to possible see the rear-wheel-drive R8 V10 RWD, supplied briefly for 2018, return to fill in for the R8 V10. In reality, a 2021 R8 V10 RWD is already listed on the EPA web site.

The long-term future of the R8 is not clear. There’s the chance an electrical supercar might change it, although we might as an alternative see a redesign of the R8 with a plug-in hybrid powertrain. Audi has a while to determine as the present R8 solely arrived for 2017 and can thus stick round for a couple of extra years nonetheless.

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