The Audi R8 Coupe Japan Final Edition is the swan song of the V10, limited to 8 units

The special edition, which “concludes the history of the Audi R8”, is dressed in the three main colors of Japan

December 14, 2023 at 06:30

    The Audi R8 Coupe Japan Final Edition is the swan song of the V10, limited to 8 units

Audi has already said goodbye to the R8 in most parts of the world, but the V10-powered supercar isn’t done yet. The Audi R8 Coupe Japan Final Edition debuted in the land of the rising sun as a farewell special with a limited production of 8 units.

The model, which “concludes the history of the Audi R8”, is based on the V10 Quattro and is offered in three main colors Japan which are white, red and gold. The exterior is painted in Ibis White Matte, tastefully combined with carbon fiber aero components and black Audi emblems. The five-spoke 20-inch light-alloy wheels are finished in ‘golden’ matte bronze, which contrasts with the glossy red brake calipers for the ceramic brakes.

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The interior is black with Alabaster White accents and matching diamond stitching. The seats are upholstered in fine Nappa leather, while the ceiling and luggage compartment are covered in Alcantara. More importantly, the door sills are individually numbered for each of the 8 examples, alongside the “Japan Final Edition” lettering.

The naturally aspirated 5.2-liter V10 engine, most likely the last ever, produces 612 hp (456 kW / 620 hp) and 580 Nm (428 lb-ft) of torque. These figures correspond to the standard R8 V10 Quattro and the flagship R8 V10 GT RWD. In the case of the Japan Final Edition, power is sent to all four wheels via a seven-speed S-tronic gearbox.

The Audi R8 The Coupe Japan Final Edition is available for a price of ¥35,080,000 ($247,557), although due to the very limited availability of 8 units, this offer will not last long. Lucky owners of this special R8 will also receive a commemorative piece of VIN Art with each vehicle’s chassis number engraved on a metal plaque.

While it’s sad to see the V10-powered R8 phased out, there’s a chance it will the nameplate will return in the form of a high-performance EV. According to the latest reports, the automaker is developing a “tailored electric vehicle architecture for small-volume, purpose-built sports cars and supercars” that could underpin a successor to the mid-engined super sports car, although the next-generation R8 has not been officially confirmed.

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