Audi R8 China Edition launched
Audi has launched the Audi R8 China Edition on to the Chinese supercar market. There will be only 80 cars built, numbered 1-99 but without the numbers with a ’4′ in them. The number four is considered to be unlucky since it sounds the same as the Chinese word for ‘dead’. Strangely the China Edition is based on the pre-facelift Audi R8 while the facelifted model was launched in Europe in June.
The face-lifted R8 however hasn’t been launched in China yet, so maybe this China Edition must be seen as some kinda ‘goodbye-model’. The Audi R8 China Edition costs 2.62 million yuan, or £263,000. The base Audi R8 V10 costs 2.32 million yuan or £232,000 for the 2012 model.
Audi is offering the car in two special colors: Malibu Blue body with Suzuka Grey sideblades or Suzuka Grey body and Malibu Blue sideblades, Other special option for this limited edition are a carbon fiber aero package, 19-inch 5-spoke alloys, and the limited edition serial number on the gear-stick.
Power output remains at the standard 525hp and 530nm of torque with a top speed of 316km/h. The Audi R8 China Edition is the second China-special Edition Audi R8 the first being the ‘Audi R8 Limited Edition‘ that was launched a year ago.
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