2012 Audi R8 exclusive selection edition for $137,700 (Photos)

Before the 2013 Audi R8 goes on sale beginning next year, the company is offering a limited exclusive selection edition for those customers interested in owning an exclusive and unique variant of 2012 R8. Keeping this in mind, Audi will be manufacturing only 50 of these models which will be available in V8 and V10 coupe styles. There will be a total of 20 V8’s and 30 V10’s which will be manufactured by the company making this variant exclusive for a select few.

The V8 models will be available in Daytona Gray while the V10 models will be available in ibis White. Features like a carbon fiber splitter, carbon fiber rear diffuser, new black elements on grille and exhaust finishers as also R8 GT tail lamps and red brake calipers and unique 19-inch wheels are all a part and parcel of the new edition.

Interior features include leather seating with crimson elements and navigation as also a thicker contoured steering module. The V10 models have a white and black interior with contrast stitching as opposed to the V8. The V8 is priced at $137,700 and the v10 is priced at $161,500. You can opt for the R-tronic variant in both models by paying an extra $9,100.

Read the press release below for more information.

News Release

Audi Introduces R8 Exclusive Selection Editions for 2012

Audi today announced 2012 R8 models created exclusively for the U.S. market. Building on the award-winning R8 V8 and R8 V10 Coupes, the Exclusive Selection Editions will arrive in limited volume later this month. Only twenty 2012 Exclusive Selection Edition R8 V8 vehicles and thirty 2012 Exclusive Selection Edition R8 V10 vehicles will be produced.

The 2012 Exclusive Selection Edition R8 V8 commands immediate attention with new exterior colors and stunning exclusive interior finishes. For the first time, Audi debuts a Daytona Gray matte exterior for the 2012 Exclusive Selection Edition R8 V8, complete with carbon fiber exterior splitter and diffuser, 19″ titanium five-arm double spoke wheels, black grille surround, black exhaust finishers, R8 GT tail lamps, and red brake calipers. Inside, the R8 V8 features an exclusive leather package with Crimson Red elements and contrast stitching, exclusive leather Navigation surround, and a thicker contoured leather multifunctional steering wheel for a sportier grip. The 2012 Exclusive Selection Edition R8 V8 is equipped with a 4.2-liter FSI® V8 which generates 430 hp at 7,900 rpm, with 316 lb-ft of torque at 4,500 – 6,000 rpm.

Carbon Fiber elements, Bang & Olufsen® Sound System and Navigation with the Audi Music Interface also add to the 2012 Exclusive Selection Edition V8.

The 2012 Exclusive Selection Edition R8 V10 comes with a shimmering Ibis white exterior and Brilliant Black features – including the sideblade, exterior mirrors, and rear license plate surround – as well as R8 GT tail lamps and 19″ bi-color e-tron wheels. Ibis finishes and Alabaster White contrast stitching, as well as a Carbon Fiber monoposto driver’s cockpit, completes the interior, which also features an exclusive leather Navigation surround and contoured steering wheel. The 2012 Exclusive Selection Edition R8 V10 is equipped with a 5.2-liter FSI V10, and produces 525 hp at 8,000 rpm with 391 lb-ft of torque at 6,500 rpm.

Either version can be paired with a six-speed manual transmission or an automatic R tronic® transmission. With Audi ultra lightweight technology and Audi quattro® all-wheel drive, the R8 boasts superior speed, performance and handling.

MSRP Pricing

2012 Exclusive Selection Edition R8 V8 manual transmission: $137,700

2012 Exclusive Selection Edition R8 V8 R tronic transmission: $146,800

2012 Exclusive Selection Edition R8 V10 manual transmission: $161,500

2012 Exclusive Selection Edition R8 V10 R tronic transmission: $170,600