Audi celebrates 10 years of V10 with R8 V10 Decennium

Audi has introduced a new limited edition R8 called the R8 V10 Decennium to mark the 10th anniversary of the venerable V10 engine that powers its supercar.

Offered solely as a coupé, the striking Decennium stands out from the regular R8 range thanks to its exclusive Daytona Grey paint job and milled matte-bronze finished 20-inch wheels.

The same bronze hue can also be found on the engine’s intake manifold to tell others this is something special. Other exterior features highlight includes the gloss black front spoiler, side sills and rear diffuser, while the R8’s trademark side blades and exterior door mirror caps are made out of gloss finished carbon fibre in the Decennium.

Stepping inside, the cabin is completely black except for the bronze stitching on the upholstery, Alcantara steering wheel and gear lever apron. The sports seats are finished in a combination of Alcantara and leather in a diamond-quilted pattern.

The features exclusive to the model include a special logo on the centre console, the doors and the inlays on the carbon sill trims. The badge on the centre console comes with a special partially matte finish that is patented by Audi.

Under the see-through engine cover, the R8 Decennium is powered by a naturally aspirated 5.2-litre V10 generating 456kW and 580Nm of torque, enabling it to blitz from 0-100km/h in a claimed 3.1 seconds before hitting a top speed of 331km/h.

Just 222 units of the R8 V10 Decennium will be built, each individually numbered and carrying a price tag starting from €222,000 (A$356,082 on current exchange rates) in Germany.

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