2017 Audi R8 Coupe Audi Sport Edition Revealed

2017 Audi R8 Coupe Audi Sport Edition Revealed

A special version of the Audi R8 sports coupe is being showcased at the 2017 New York Auto Show, called the Audi Sport Edition.

This R8 is liquid silver with black titanium grille highlights, dark 20-inch alloy Y-spoke wheels, with red highlights on the mirrors. Brake calipers can be painted red or anthracite black, depending on which body colour it is contrasting.

2017 Audi R8 Coupe Audi Sport Edition Exterior and Interior

The Audi Sport Edition is bringing more motorsport emotion to the production car realm with its expressive interplay of the colours silver, red and black, and exclusive interior equipment. In addition to floret silver, matt or gloss, the selection of paint finishes includes mythos black and ibis white. Regardless of what body colour the customer chooses, the sideblades and exterior mirrors in brilliant red produce a striking contrast and are just one of the visual highlights. Accenting the sophisticated exterior are the front spoiler, Singleframe grille and diffuser insert, all in titanium black– yet another facet of the car’s distinctive character. At the rear, trapezoidal tailpipe trims in gloss black enhance the dynamic effect of the car’s design.

Audi Sport GmbH has equipped the special edition with 20-inch wheels of forged aluminium, with 245/30 front tires and 305/30 rear tires. And there’s a very special touch: The rim flanges in a gloss turned finish are embellished by an Audi Sport logo.

Their aluminum inlays bear the Audi Sport label complete with the red rhombus, and the model’s exclusiveness is indicated by the inscription “1/200”. The door trims and sport seats are in fine Nappa leather, with a color combination of black and express red. The seat backrests are embossed with the R8 emblem– an exclusive design element for the special edition model.

2017 Audi R8 Coupe Audi Sport Edition Revealed

2017 Audi R8 Coupe Audi Sport Edition Under the Hood

There are no upgrades under the hood, so both the standard and the Plus variants come with the same specs. The 5.2-liter V-10 engine cranks out 540 horsepower and 398 pound-feet of torque in the standard version and 610 horses and 413 pound-feet in the Plus model. The 0-to-62 mph sprint is achieved in 3.5 and 3.2 seconds, respectively, while top speed is rated at 200 and 205 mph.

2017 Audi R8 Coupe Audi Sport Edition Revealed

2017 Audi R8 Coupe Audi Sport Edition Prices

The R8 is sold in two variants; the $354,900 R8 V10 and $389,000 R8 Plus. The base model makes 397kW/540Nm from its V10 for a 0-100km/ h sprint in 3.5 seconds, while the Plus winds that up to 449kW and 560Nm, shaving three tenths of a second off the 0-100km/ h sprint.