Audi R8 fans living in the UK can now secure themselves a very special Audi Sport Performance Parts version of their favorite supercar, said to be the most capable and focused to date thanks to its motorsport-proven enhancements.
Audi Sport is offering just 44 examples worldwide, with the UK getting five of them in right hand drive form. Each car is priced at £176,560 OTR ($234,371) and features additional downforce thanks to a more aggressive aero agenda.
The aero kit was developed in a wind tunnel and built exclusively from CFRP, giving the car a harder edge, especially out back thanks to the large fixed rear wing and diffuser. Other features include the Audi Sport-branded side skirts, more pronounced air inlets, additional airflow elements, 20-inch multi-spoke fully milled wheels, ceramic brake discs front and rear, a deeper splitter and sculpted canards like those fitted to the first-gen R8 GT.
All these aero changes contribute to a significant increase in downforce. Audi claims that at 205 mph (330 km/h), this R8 generates 250 kg (551 lbs) of downforce, which is over 100 kg (220 lbs) more than the standard V10 plus model. Meanwhile, at 93 mph (150 km/h), the CFRP kit doubles downforce to 52 kg (114 lbs).
As for the interior, there’s an Alcantara steering wheel with a red 12 o’clock marker, a rear view camera, Audi Smartphone interface, bucket seats in perforated Fine Nappa leather, MMI navigation, Audi connect online services and the fully digital Audi Virtual Cockpit.
The five UK-spec examples are being offered by Audi Sport on a strictly first come, first served basis.