Lamborghini has built a masterpiece with their Huracan Performante. It has redefined what we thought was possible with aerodynamics on a street legal car. But their cousins at Audi wanted in on the fun. So taking lessons learned on the Nurburgring, Audi has built the ultimate R8. Announced in a press release this morning, the new 2018 Audi R8 V10 Plus Coupe Competition will be limited to only 10 examples for the US.
Starting with the wheels, the forged 20" wheels are styled after the 18" rollers used on the R8 GT4. They save 26.4 lbs over the standard R8 wheels. Even the backing plates for the brake pads were machined from titanium to decrease unsprung weight. All of the aerodynamic upgrades are carbon fiber, and they contribute to twice the downforce of a standard R8 at 93 mph. While it limits the top speed to 196 mph, you will have 551 lbs keeping you glued to the track. All 10 cars will arrive with Suzuka Gray paint, black racing buckets with red contrast stitching, and the full leather Audi Exclusive interior package. If the soundtrack of the brutal V10 is not enough, Bang & Olufsen has delivered 13 speakers with 550 watts of power. The coil-over suspension has 3-way adjustability. This comprehensive supercar will arrive in November with an MSRP of $237,350. If you are curious about a new centerpiece of your Audi collection, click the link below to find our dealer near you and stay with us for all your Audi news.