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You knew it was coming when Audi won its tenth Le Mans title earlier this month, and here it its, the Audi R8 V8 Limited Edition. Created in honour of the four rings’ achievements in the most famous endurance race, this Limited Edition is based on the V8 engined R8 coupe, not the V10 powered model, which is quite surprising. It will be reserved solely for 100 customers in the UK.

Setting it apart are titanium finish 19-inch double-spoke Y design alloys inspired by the R8 GT Coupe, and red brake callipers – not much. All normally optional metallic and pearl effect paint options are included in the Limited Edition price (from £93,935), but the striking Titanium Metallic paint finish that’s exclusive to this model incurs extra cost.


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Above the standard kit, the LE includes satellite navigation, Audi Music Interface (AMI), an interior light package and a premium Bang & Olufsen sound system, as well as mobile phone preparation via Bluetooth with integrated seatbelt microphones. There’s plenty of red accents in the cabin, from stitching on the seats, steering wheel and instrument cowl to the monoposto and floor mats.

The R8 LE is also available with an optional Carbon Package, which adds carbon sigma sideblades, door mirrors, monoposto, inlays and door sill trims. The same material also frames the illuminated engine bay to impress all and sundry, when one’s not using the full 430 PS from the 4.2-litre V8 FSI engine. Audi’s magnetic ride adaptive suspension is also standard here.