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Audi R8 Decennium Edition limited to 222 units – Celebrates 10th anniversary of V10 engine

The limited run Audi R8 Decennium edition celebrates 10 years of the V10 engine. R8 V10 Decennium wears an exclusive Daytona Gray paint finish combined with matte-bronze 20-inch wheels. The name, ‘Decennium’ is of Latin derivation, and means ‘decade’. Other colour choices are all in metallic finish – Suzuka Gray; Floret Silver; Mythos Black; Ascari Blue; and Kemora Gray.

Exterior special design elements include matching bronzed engine intake manifold, and front spoiler, side sills and diffuser painted in gloss black. Side blades and exterior door mirror casings are in gloss carbon fibre finish.

The all black cabin features carbon fibre inlays and seats wrapped in diamond-quilted stitching pattern. Contrast stitching in gloss copper adorn the gear selector, and steering wheel, which also features a black 12 o’clock marking, centre armrest, door armrest, and door rail.

A special logo features in the centre console, doors, carbon sill trims and elsewhere. The centre console badge is surrounded by gloss carbon and Audi patented special partially matte finish. The door light projects a ‘Decennium’ logo onto the ground, and reflects the vehicle’s sequential limited-edition number.

Based on the top-spec current-gen R8, Audi R8 Decennium coupe edition is powered by a naturally aspirated 5.2-litre V10 engine that returns 611hp (620PS) and 428lb-ft (580Nm) of torque. The car goes from 0-62mph (0-100km/h) in 3.1 seconds, and top speed is pegged at 205mph (331km/h). Audi virtual cockpit and MMI navigation plus are offered as standard.

The limited run R8 V10 Decennium will only grace the garage of 222 buyers, and goes on sale simultaneously with the regular R8 facelift. With deliveries scheduled from Spring 2019, price point is set at 222,000 euros in Germany (approx Rs 1.8 crores). Price includes an exclusive car cover with bronze-coloured ‘Decennium’ embroidery. The standard R8 entry price point is 166,000 euros for the base 561hp variant, and 200,000 euro onward for the top spec 611hp variant. Following the unveil today, Audi R8 V10 Decennium will be showcased at 2019 Geneva Motor Show next week.

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