Audi is known for making amazing vehicles and they plan to show off a special R8 competition at the upcoming LA Auto Show later this month. So here’s what we know so far…
The Most Powerful Production Audi Ever
The R8 is already a beast on the roads, being Audi’s sports car model and all, but this new R8 is even better and faster than before! It’s the most powerful Audi production ride to date and can go from rest to 60 mph in just 3.2 seconds before topping out at 199 mph. It actually shares the same naturally aspirated V10 FSI engine as the Audi R8 LMS race car that has won the likes of Daytona and Nuerburgring 24 hour races, in addition to other major GT ones around the world. It’s the pinnacle of Audio performance since its 5.2L V10 engine is able to produce 570 ponies. According to Scott Keogh, President of Audi of America, the R8 Competition is actually the “closet road car to [their] R8 LMS ultra race car that has won virtually every race around the world.”
The high-performance R8 features an exclusive seven-speed S tronic transmission and a sport exhaust system with black high-gloss tailpipes. Its sleek exterior design feature striking matte carbon exterior elements like a fixed rear spoiler, engine bay, mirror housings, flicks, side blades, front spoiler and rear diffusor. It sits on gloss black wheels with 305 cross-section rear tires and stopping power comes via ceramic brakes that feature anodized red brake calipers. Inside, is just as nice with lots of matte carbon fiber treatment, including the center console and illuminated “R8 competition” door sill inlays.
Only 60 units will be available in the United States and they will be built at the R8 production facility in Neckarsulm, Germany and those with enough zeros in their bank accounts can order one now with deliveries expected early next year.