This particular model that’s on display at the automaker’s Neckarsulm showroom is the entry-level R8 V10 Coupe, which means its 5.2-liter V10 produces 562 HP (570 PS) to go with 405 lb-ft (550 Nm) of torque, an increase of 29 HP (30 PS) and 7 lb-ft (10 Nm) over its predecessor.
That much we already knew a long time ago. What caught our attention is how it has been specced. The exterior is finished in Frosted Glass Blue, which is an Audi Exclusive paint scheme.
Since this is a. a Audi, and b. a supercar, it’s anything but cheap. In the United States, for example, choosing such a paint job for your R8 V10 will set you back around $3,900, and that’s only because it’s not a matte color, otherwise it would have been $6,800.
In any case, this light shade of blue does seem to work pretty well alongside the exterior’s glossy black surfaces, such as the mirror casings, the Singleframe grille, front splitter, badging, vent casings, diffuser and rear wing. It may not be the most aggressive-looking R8 we’ve ever seen, but there’s definitely “something” about it.
Then there’s the interior, which may lack the R8 V10 Performance’s gritty Alcantara and carbon fiber trim, yet still manages to stand out due to its dual-tone blue/white configuration. Although it may not be to everyone’s taste, it’s definitely distinctive – and that is a bonus, especially in a supercar.