Audi has had a solid track record in motorsports, from rallying three decades ago to its recent exploits in touring cars in DTM and endurance racing. One of its famous victories was last year’s 24 Hours of Nürburgring won with the R8 LMS supercar.
To top it off, the victory was one of 323 races won by the same car since its birth back in 2009. To commemorate the occasion, Audi is unveiling the limited-edition R8 V10 Plus ‘Selection 24’. The car may not have bare stripped interiors and a single driver seat just like the GT3 race car. Instead, this road car equivalent has 50 percent of the LMS’ components. It retains the same 602 hp 5.2-litre V10 that translates to a century sprint in 3.2 seconds with a top speed of 328 km/h.
Instead of oversized GT wings and racing splitters, Audi adds ‘competition-inspired styling enhancements with an exceptional specification’. This includes a more subtle rear spoiler, diffuser and wing mirrors made from gloss-finish carbon fibre. The R8’s body is finished in Suzuka Grey, with Mythos Black and Misano Red highlights that altogether makes the striking difference in this special edition supercar.
Customers are also allowed to customise their R8 ‘selection 24’ with lighting options and illuminated door sills which display its serial numbers to mark the car’s exclusivity. Speaking of that, just like the hours in Nürburgring and Le Mans endurance races, only 24 cars will be made, with pricing beginning at 229,000 Euros (approx RM1,054,000.00 based on today’s conversion rates).
Meanwhile, do check out our brief but enthralling experience with the Audi R8 V10 Plus in Germany here.