Audi has unveiled its new limited edition Audi R8 V10 plus selection 24h, created as a tribute to the race-winning Audi R8 LMS GT3.
The exclusive model features a bespoke tricolor paint finish – which closely resembles its GT3 LMS counterpart, special interior highlights and additional equipment.
Underneath the special edition model, the multi-material Audi Space Frame body with its predominantly aluminium content and carbon fibre elements is finished in Suzuka grey, while Mythos black detailing with eye-catching Misano red accents draws inspiration from the classic Audi racing livery. The dry weight of the Audi R8 Coupé V10 plus is 1,454 kilograms
The front spoiler, exterior mirror housings, engine compartment cover, rear wing and diffuser are made from gloss-finish carbon fibre, as are the sideblades which feature a unique ‘R8 24h’ logo in a matt finish. The tailpipes of the standard sport exhaust system feature black trims and the 20-inch forged aluminium wheels in 10-spoke Y design are painted gloss anthracite black.
Inside, the cockpit employs a driver-focused monoposto arc to mirror the feel of a race car and offers full-leather upholstery and trim in rotor grey, along with an Alcantara headlining.
The gloss-finish CFRP inlays bear a matt-finish “R8 24h” logo, while the illuminated door sill trims (also made of gloss-finish carbon) display the serial numbers 1 to 24 for each of the limited-edition model. Another exclusive feature is the R8 logo projected onto the road via the entry lights on the doors.
Based on the Audi R8 V10 plus, the selection 24h shares its 449kW (610PS) output, 3.2 seconds century sprint and 330km/h top speed. However, it features a newly developed quattro drive that distributes its power fully variably between both sets of wheels. The suspension, the aerodynamics configured to handle high downforces and the operating concept featuring the Audi virtual cockpit are all said to be motorsport-inspired. The foundation for that inspiration is the fact that Audi developed the second generation of the R8 in parallel with the GT3 racing model R8 LMS, with both models sharing around 50 per cent of their parts. Audi claims there is even more synergy in terms of the powertrain; their V10 engines are virtually identical with only the manifold fuel injection omitted on the R8 LM.
The technical package in the selection 24h special edition comprises dynamic steering, the adaptive damper control system Audi magnetic ride and Audi laser lighting.
Just 24 units of the Audi R8 V10 plus selection 24h will be built for the world market.