30 Jun '11, 9pm

Le Mans special edition Audi planned

Le Mans special edition Audi planned

Audi has announced a special edition of its R8 V8 vehicle , created in honor of the brand’s tenth victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans race which took place June 11-12. Drivers André Lotterer, Marcel Fassler and Benoît Treluyer took Audi to victory with an R8 at the gruelling endurance race, edging in ahead of a Peugeot 908. It’s the second year that Audi has beaten Peugeot to first place in the race, although the French automaker managed to take third, fourth and fifth places. The new model, reserved solely for British fans of the Audi brand , will have a limited-edition run of just 100 models and will be priced from £93,935 (€104,840). Performance specification remain unchanged from the R8 V8, which offers 0-100 km/h in 4.6 seconds and a top speed of 300 km/h. It will be easily distinguishable on the road thanks to GT-inspired 19-inch alloy wheels, featuring red brake call...

Full article: http://www.luxuo.com/automobile/le-mans-audi-r8-v8-limite...

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