Audi R8 Performance Edition Arrives in Abu Dhabi

  • Exclusive edition: Three exclusive R8 Performance Edition cars now available at Audi Abu Dhabi
  • Customized with the full range of Audi Sport Performance Parts

Abu Dhabi, October 31, 2018 – Even more distinctive, sportier and focused: The Audi R8 Performance Edition, comes complete with the full package of Audi Sport performance parts taking the already superb R8 handling to a new level, providing an extraordinary driving experience together with amazing race car looks.

There are only three of these exclusive Audi R8 Sports cars, customised with the full range of factory fitted performance parts that are available now at Audi Abu Dhabi.

“We are thrilled to be offering these special R8 performance editions,” says Mark Austin, General Manager at Audi Abu Dhabi . “Audi has huge experience over many years of building world class sports cars for road and track. They have used their motor racing expertise from Le Mans prototypes to the R8 LMS race series and put this knowledge into every component in the R8 Performance Edition. We are pleased to be offering these cars to our customers as part of our commitment to delivering the very best products and services in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain.”

The three exclusive editions come with a sports exhaust system, and competition specification ceramic brake discs with race spec brake pads in titanium brake calipers.

The cars are also equipped with three-way coilover track suspension and the fully milled, black 20-inch wheels are taken straight from motor racing and reduce weight by up to 8 kilograms.

The Audi R8 Performance Edition also comes with a special Aero kit, developed in the Audi wind tunnel. This features new deeper front spoiler, side sills, rear diffuser and new high level fixed rear wing, front splitter and clear-cut highlights on the front air inlets. At 150 km/h the downforce is doubled to 52 kg thanks to the Aero kit.

All parts are made out of top quality high gloss carbon fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP) and feature the Audi Sport logo.

Attractive parts for the interior round off the R8 Performance Edition, include a sport contour multifunction steering wheel featuring Alcantara-trimmed rim with red 12 o’clock marking. CFRP shift paddles are also available for R8 models fitted with seven-speed S tronic.

The Audi Group, with its brands Audi, Ducati and Lamborghini, is one of the most successful manufacturers of automobiles and motorcycles in the premium segment. It is present in more than 100 markets worldwide and produces at 16 locations in twelve countries. 100 percent subsidiaries of AUDI AG include Audi Sport GmbH (Neckarsulm), Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. (Sant’Agata Bolognese, Italy) and Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A. (Bologna, Italy).

In 2017, the Audi Group delivered to customers about 1.878 million automobiles of the Audi brand, 3,815 sports cars of the Lamborghini brand and 55,900 motorcycles of the Ducati brand. In the 2017 fiscal year, AUDI AG achieved total revenue of €60.1 billion and an operating profit of €5.1 billion. At present, approximately 90,000 people work for the company all over the world, more than 60,000 of them in Germany. Audi focuses on sustainable products and technologies for the future of mobility.

AUDI AG’s commitment to the region was confirmed through the foundation of its fully owned subsidiary in 2005. The current Middle East model range comprises the Audi A3 & S3, A4 and S4, the A5/S5 Coupe Sportback and Cabriolet and RS 5 Coupe and Sportback, the A6, A7, A8, A8 L, the Audi Q3, Q5 & SQ5, Q7 and Q8, the Audi R8 Coupe, R8 Coupe V10 plus as well as the R8 V10 Spyder.

Audi R8 Performance Edition Arrives in Abu Dhabi

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