Australia gets its own R8

GERMAN car maker Audi has announced the production of an exclusive, limited edition R8 V10 plus Neuburg Edition specifically developed for the Australian market.

Strictly limited to just 10 individually numbered vehicles, the 2018 Audi R8 V10 plus Neuburg Edition is named after the Audi Sport headquarters in Neuburg, Germany, and represents an exclusive embodiment of the brand’s proud motorsport heritage.

Powered by the award-winning 5.2-litre FSI V10 engine, the limited edition R8 produces 449kW and 560m, and is capable of reaching 100km/h from rest in just 3.2 seconds, on its way to a top speed of 330km/h.

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A seven-speed S tronic transmission and quattro permanent all-wheel drive combine with the lightweight carbon fibre and aluminium construction of the Audi Space Frame (ASF), for a vehicle with not only extraordinary power to weight ratio, but the highest levels of handling and grip even at the extremes of performance.

The R8 Neuburg Edition will hit the road at $402,500 and builds on the already impressive specification and equipment of the R8 V10 plus, adding a host of additional features throughout that distinguish it as a special model.

From the LED headlights with Audi laser light at the aggressive front end, to the 20-inch alloy wheels in Anthracite gloss black, the R8 Neuburg Edition has a presence all of its own.

Gloss carbon engine covers and exterior wing mirrors and the Audi exclusive high-gloss titanium black exterior package are subtle touches that point to the special nature of the Neuburg Edition.

While inside, black fine Nappa leather upholstery with the distinctive express red diamond pattern stitching is echoed by black Alcantara also with diamond pattern stitching covering the headlining.

This is complemented by the use of black Alcantara on the rear wall and parcel shelf, as well as on the flat-bottom steering wheel and gear shift gaiter where it is highlighted with express red contrasting stitching.

Inlays throughout the cabin are in gloss carbon, including the door sill trims which also feature illuminated aluminium inlay and customised Audi exclusive inlay that features the individual build number of the car.

Exterior colours are limited to four specific Audi sport colours for the R8 Neuburg edition (colour availability subject to build number), with Tango red, Mythos black and Suzuka grey all in metallic finish and Daytona grey in pearl effect.

R8 Neuburg Edition customers will also receive an exclusive, bespoke accompaniment to their limited edition vehicle, delivered upon ordering. Presented in a beautifully crafted box which opens at the angle of the Audi sport rhombus, will be a set of Bang & Olufsen H6 headphones with subtle R8 badging.

The gift box also contains a Samsung Galaxy Tab, pre-loaded with a beautifully produced gallery of images shot by celebrated Australian motoring photographer, Chris Benny Imaging, as well as the first locally produced 360 degree video of the Audi R8 in full flight at Victoria’s Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit.

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