Audi Japan Announces R8 Coupé final edition Limited Edition

  • Japan’s final limited model of 8 naturally-intaked high-rotation 5.2ℓ V-type 10-cylinder engines that conclude the history
  • Fusion of the overwhelming performance of Audi R8 Coupé with Japanese aesthetic sense, appealing the unique existence
  • Present a memorial plate engraved with a chassis number, which is the only one in the world, to the owner

[source: Audi Japan]

Audi Japan (Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, Brand Director: Matthias Shapers) is the final limited model of the flagship sports coupe Audi R8 in Japan Audi R8 Coupé Ja The pan final edition will be released today.

8 Japanese final limited models that conclude the history of Audi R8
Audi R8 is a high-performer by Audi Sport GmbH, which develops, manufactures and sells Audi racing models and ultimate sports grade RS models, and inherits the genes of Audi racing cars. As a flagship sports coupe that combines excellent ride comfort in daily driving, it has continued to evolve over the past 17 years and has attracted fans from all over the world. The limited model Audi R8 Coupé Japan final edition is a limited edition of only 8 units that combines its overwhelming performance with Japanese aesthetic sense as the Audi R8 enters the final chapter of history. It was made for Japanese customers as Dell. The simple and elegant horizontal form of the body is combined with the black Audi rings package that uses carbon parts everywhere and tightens the exterior stoically, and is an unparalleled performer of R8 It symbolizes Su. The body color adopts a high-quality and soft Ibis white mat, and the combination with the gloss caliper of the ceramic brake that implies high performance produces the gorgeousness of ancient Japanese red and white. The feet are equipped with aluminum wheels with a 20-inch 5 Evo spoke design made by Audi Sport, which is matte bronze polished like gold, which is another theme color. In this way, this limited model Japan final edition casually combines R8, which combines high performance and elegance, with three colors that lead to the Japanese tradition of white, red, and gold, and is dedicated to the Japanese market. It became a limited car full of special feeling.

The interior by Audi exclusive is unified in two-tone color with alabaster white based on black, and alabaster white diamond stitching is an accent. The sports seat is made of fine nappa leather, and the head lining and luggage compartment lining are used to create a high-quality space. The steering wheel is a multi-function of 4 control satellites by adding three control buttons as standard and a button to control the engine sound. In addition, the door sill trim is engraved with JAPAN FINAL EDITION with numbers indicating the limit of 8 units.

The special memorial plate of the Audi R8 Coupé Japan final edition engraves the finale
Since the first Audi R8 was released in Europe in 2006 and Japan in 2007, it has refined its outstanding performance along with the evolution of motor sports technology and has attracted many fans around the world. In releasing the final limited model in Japan, we have prepared a special memorial plate for customers who have made a contract from Audi Japan. This is due to a program called VIN Art for European owners that creates a unique image of the car by entering the chassis number, and the Audi R8 Coupé Japan final you purchased We will create a metal portrait frame engraved with the chassis number of the edition and present it to the owner of this model as the only memorial display plate in the world. This is a gift with thoughts on the Audi R8 Coupé Japan final edition, which combines the history of R8 and Japanese tradition, which Audi Japan is particular about for Japanese customers.

Naturally aspirbed high-rotation 5.2-liter V-type 10-cylinder engine, with a maximum output of 620PS and a maximum torque of 580Nm
The base model of the Audi R8 Coupé Japan final edition is the Audi R8 Coupé V10 performance 5.2FSI quattro S tronic. The naturally aspirated high-rotating 5.2-liter V-type 10-cylinder engine has a maximum output of 620PS and a maximum torque of 580Nm. The 7-speed S-tronic transmission is combined with quattro four-wheel drive, and the 0-100 km/h acceleration runs through in 3.1 seconds (manufacturer’s measured value). The suspension is equipped with an Audi Magnetic Ride, which controls the damping force of the damper according to the driving situation and realizes comfortable ride and excellent driving dynamics.

The transition of the Audi R8: High performance V10 engine, its achievements in motor sports
The naturally aspired V-type 10-cylinder engine was set to the Audi R8, which appeared in early 2009, with a direct injection system, with a displacement of 5.2 ℓ and a maximum output of 525 hp. In the Audi R8 GT edition released in 2010, this 10-cylinder engine generated 560 hp, and the Audi R8 V10 plus (since 2012) generated 550 hp. In the second generation R8, which appeared in 2015, we thoroughly reviewed the FSI engine and improved the emission characteristics by adding a fuel injection system to the intake manifold. In addition, the cylinder on demand (COD) system suspends the 5-cylinder of one bank under partial load to improve fuel economy, and the potential of the 5.2 ℓ FSI engine is raised, and it reacts more directly and becomes sharp. I did. Initially, the 540hp and 610hp versions were available, and in subsequent updates, the output was enhanced to 570hp and 620hp.

A major feature of this V10 unit that reflects the technology of motor sports is that it is a high-speed engine that rotates up to 8,700 rpm, and adopts a dry sump lubrication system that can lower the mounting position. It is to be. The bank angle of the V10 engine is 90 degrees. The crankshaft uses common crank pins in the left and right banks, and the ignition timing is unequally spaced between 54 degrees and 90 degrees. The ignition order of 1-6-5-10-2-7-3-8-4-9 creates a unique pulsation and unique sound of this engine. At the maximum speed of 8,700 rpm, the piston speed reached an average of 26.9 m/s, which was higher than the engine of the F1 machine at that time. At this speed, the piston receives an acceleration equivalent to a load of about 2 tons at the reversal point.

This high-performance engine was also a great success on the circuit, and in 2009, the Audi R8 LMS debuted in the GT3 class. R8 LMS ultra appeared in 2012 and the second generation R8 LMS appeared in 2015. The second-generation R8 LMS has been updated in the fall of 2018. Also, in early 2018, the R8 LMS GT4 was introduced to the Audi Sport customer racing program. The difference between the engine installed in the GT3 / GT4 category and the 5.2 FSI engine installed in the commercial version is very small, and the dual injection system is abolished and the intake path is airlisted. Installation of the ctor, the change of the mapping of the control unit, and the improvement of the bearing shell. 5.2 The service interval of the FSI engine is set at 10,000 km, and the interval until the first overhaul is set at 20,000 km, setting a new standard in the world of motor sports, and the long service interval is participating in the race. It brought benefits to Mu. In its 15-year history, the Audi R8 LMS GT3 has won 119 overall victories and 180 class victories, 16 overall victories in the 24-hour race, and 14 victories in the 12-hour race, and concluded its achievements. The Audi R8 LMS GT4 has won 14 driver’s titles and 34 wins in other categories, and the Audi R8 LMS GT2 has also won 8 driver’s titles and 4 category titles.

In Japan, Audi Team Hitotsuyama participated in the SUPER GT GT300 class for the Audi R8 LMS GT3 for 10 consecutive years and won the class championship three times. In 2023, Team LeMans also participated in the GT300 class with the Audi R8 LMS GT3 and won the podium three times. The racing version of the Audi R8 R8 LMS, along with the Audi R8 LMS GT4, which was active in the Super Endurance Series, proved its excellent performance and high durability in the Japanese motor sports scene.

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