Audi has announced two 2012 R8 models created exclusively for the US market.
Building on the award-winning R8 V8 and R8 V10 Coupes, the Exclusive Selection Editions will arrive in the States in a limited volume. Only twenty 2012 Exclusive Selection Edition R8 V8 vehicles and thirty 2012 Exclusive Selection Edition R8 V10 vehicles will be produced.
The 2012 Exclusive Selection Edition R8 V8 gets new exterior colours and exclusive interior finishes. For the first time, Audi debuts a Daytona Gray matte exterior for the 2012 Exclusive Selection Edition R8 V8, complete with carbon fibre exterior splitter and diffuser, 19-inch titanium five-arm double spoke wheels, black grille surround, black exhaust finishers, R8 GT tail lamps, and red brake calipers.
Inside, the R8 V8 features an exclusive leather package with Crimson Red elements and contrast stitching, exclusive leather Navigation surround, and a thicker contoured leather multifunctional steering wheel for a sportier grip. The 2012 Exclusive Selection Edition R8 V8 is equipped with a 4.2-litre FSI V8.
Carbon Fibre elements, Bang & Olufsen® Sound System and Navigation with the Audi Music Interface also add to the 2012 Exclusive Selection Edition V8.
The 2012 Exclusive Selection Edition R8 V10 comes with a shimmering Ibis white exterior and Brilliant Black features - including the sideblade, exterior mirrors, and rear license plate surround - as well as R8 GT tail lamps and 19-inch bi-colour e-tron wheels. Ibis finishes and Alabaster White contrast stitching, as well as a Carbon Fibre monoposto driver's cockpit, completes the interior, which also features an exclusive leather Navigation surround and contoured steering wheel. The 2012 Exclusive Selection Edition R8 V10 is equipped with a 5.2-litre FSI V10.
Either version can be paired with a six-speed manual transmission or an automatic R tronic transmission.