Audi celebrates their 2011 Le Mans victory with a special edition R8.
Since 1999 Audi has achieved an overall victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans ten times. In the 2011 race, Audi overcame two devastating crashes and won first overall with the #2 R18 TDI. To celebrate the win, Audi has introduced a limited edition R8 4.2 with exclusive features.
The new limited edition Audi R8 Le Mans differentiates itself from the rest of the R8 lineup with exclusive exterior equipment. The entire car can be painted in any current color from Audi, or customers can fork up a bit of extra cash and get the unique Titanium Metallic paint that is available only on the limited edition Audi. In addition to the paint, the Audi R8 4.2 gains new 19-inch five double-spoke Y-design alloy wheels that were inspired by the Audi R8 GT coupe. Behind the wheels are bright red brake calipers. Also coming standard is the Audi magnetic ride adaptive suspension system that constantly monitors road conditions and instantly alters the suspension dynamics accordingly.
Inside of the Audi R8 Le Mans is a unique red and black color scheme with a host of standard equipment. Black nappa leather seats are contrasted by Crimson red accents and stitching. The multi-function steering wheel also features red stitching, while the instrument cowl, knee pads, and passenger door handle are finished with red leather. The floor is decorated with new stainless steel pedals, illuminated door sills, and floor mats with the Audi logo and red surrounds. Standard features include satellite navigation, Audi Music Interface (AMI), an interior light package, premium Bang and Olufsen sound system, Bluetooth, and seatbelt microphones.
Customers can also order the optional Carbon Package that equips the R8 with carbon sigma side blades, door mirrors, monoposto, inlays, and door sill trims. Also included in the package is an illuminated engine bay that emphasizes the 420 horsepower V8.
The limited edition Audi R8 Le Mans will be available for £93,935 OTR in the UK market only. Production will be limited to just 100 examples and be available for order in July. Customers of the Le Mans inspired R8 will also receive a bespoke R8 Driving Experience at Silverstone.
Limited Edition Audi R8 Le Mans Specifications
Displacement: 4.2 liters
Number of Cylinders: V-8
Aspiration: Naturally aspirated
Maximum Horsepower: 420 at 7,800 RPM
Maximum Torque: 317 lb-ft. at 4,500 RPM
Type: Six-speed automated manual
Drive: Quattro all-wheel
Acceleration 0-62 mph: 4.7 seconds
Top Speed: 187 mph
-Titanium-finish 19-inch five-spoke double-Y design wheels
-Red brake calipers
-Optional Titanium Metallic paint
-Optional Carbon Package
-Audi Music Interface (AMI)
-Interior light package
-Premium Bang and Olufsen sound system
-Seat belt microphones
-Black nappa leather seats and headrests with contrasting crimson stitching
-Red stitching on steering wheel
-Monoposto in red leather
-Knee pads and passenger door handle in red leather
-Floor mats with red surrounds and silver R8 logo
-Stainless steel pedal set
-Illuminated door sills
Limited Edition Audi R8 Le Mans Gallery
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