AUDI R8 limited edition debuts at Los Angeles auto show

November 6th, 2014 by retail design blog

Limited edition AUDI R8 competition debuts at Los Angeles auto show. The limited edition AUDI ‘R8 competition’ is the company’s most powerful production vehicle to-date and is set to debut at the los angeles auto show 2014. Sourcing design and performance elements from the R8 LMS race car, the ‘competition’ accelerates from 0-60mph in 3.2 seconds and has a top speed of 199mph. Only 60 units of the 570hp automobiles will be made available in the US, with orders starting in early november and deliveries expected at the beginning of 2015.

The AUDI ‘R8 competition’ boasts a 5.2l V10 engine that connects to a seven-speed S tronic and a sport exhaust system with black high-gloss tailpipes. Its driving-capabilities are improved further with the combination of lightweight carbon elements that lower the weight and also provides greater downforce. Features such as the fixed rear spoiler, front spoiler, slide blades and rear diffuser also aid the model’s aerodynamics so that it performs similarly to the LMS race car.

Rear 3/4 view of the vehicle. ‘The limited-edition AUDI R8 competition is the closest road car to our R8 LMS ultra race car that has won virtually every race around the world,’ said scott keogh, president, AUDI of america. ‘it is designed for the driving enthusiast and we’re excited to bring 60 units as a limited-edition to the U.S.’ It features gloss black wheels with 305 cross-section rear tires and ceramic brakes with anodized red brake calipers. The matte carbon fiber elements provides a contrast to the silver and gloss-black wheels. The fixed rear spoiler is made from carbon fiber. Only 60 of this edition will be available in america. The car’s interior also comprises of carbon elements. Front 3/4 view of the AUDI R8 competition. It features racing-inspired, lightweight matte carbon elements.

Images courtesy of AUDI

http://www.designboom.com/technology/audi-r8-competition-los-angeles-10-29-2014/

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