Audi Sport Performance Parts R8 Edition Announced

Audi has announced a new special edition version of their R8, the Audi Sport Performance Parts R8 Edition and just 44 of these cars will b e made worldwide.

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Out of the 44 cars just five of these cars will make it to the UK and each one will cost ‘176,650. The cars get a number of upgrades over the standard R8.

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This special edition is the fastest R8 yet thanks to motorsport-proven enhancements that increase downforce and pare back weight. The aero kit on the car is made exclusively from CFRP and features large fixed rear wing and diffuser with red elements, side skirts with the Audi Sport logo, aerodynamic elements behind the rear wheel arches to channel airflow, more pronounced air inlets at the front and a deep splitter and sculpted canards that borrow their looks from the first generation Audi R8 GT.

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  • Date: 2018-07-11T09:24:52+01:00
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