Customers had a unique opportunity to buy one of the only 10 UK-bound limited-edition Audi R8 V10 Decenniums. The 10 R8 Decennium models destined for the UK will be individually numbered and can be identified by their Audi Beam, which will project their unique number onto the ground from under the door.
Audi has announced a limited-run R8 V10 Decennium edition, which celebrates the R8 V10’s tenth anniversary. Based on the R8 Performance, the car’s production was strictly limited to 222 units, of which only ten made it to the UK.
The Audi R8 “Decennium” edition is powered by a version of the long-serving 5.2-litre naturally-aspirated V10, producing 611bhp and 580Nm of torque. As in the standard R8, power is sent through to a seven-speed automatic gearbox then to a Quattro all-wheel-drive system, with Audi claiming a 0–62mph sprint of 3.1 seconds and a top speed of 205mph.
A few exterior revisions set the R8 Decennium apart from its standard-issue stablemates. Updates include an exclusive “Daytona Grey” paint finish, a set of 20-inch alloy wheels, carbon fibre engine intakes, carbon fibre mirror caps, a matte bronze intake manifold and a range of “Decennium” badges.
Inside, the R8 “Decennium” gets a pair of diamond-quilted sport seats, an Alcantara steering wheel, copper-coloured stitching on the door cards and centre console, carbon fibre trim, a new gear selector, a digital instrument binnacle with integrated satellite navigation and a reversing camera.
Additional standard equipment for the ten UK models includes Audi’s “Laser” LED headlights, a Bang & Olufsen sound system and adaptive dampers.
The naturally aspirated 5.2 FSI in its most powerful output rating forms the heart of the R8 V10 Decennium. With 456 kW (620 hp) and maximum torque of 580 Nm (427.8 lb-ft) it catapults the edition model from zero to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 3.1 seconds and on to a top speed of 331 km/h (205.7 mph). The high-performance sports car has an even sharper exterior design; suspension and performance have been improved once again: The two naturally aspirated engines available for the volume-production model now develop 419 kW (570 hp) and 456 kW (620 hp). Modifications to the interior equipment round out the range of options.