In addition to its successes in building and developing sports cars, the Audi brand has also achieved many successes in the field of racing. Since 2012, the R8 LMS racing car has 5 times won the 24 Hours Nürburgring at the legendary “Green Hell”. To commemorate this achievement, the brand has released a special edition R8 called “Green Hell Edition”.
Audi R8 version “Green Hell Edition” is developed based on the latest Audi R8 Facelift model of the German car brand. On this version, the car wears green paint with black and red lines inspired by the racing jersey color on the Audi R8 LMS bearing the number # 1 that has been used by Audi Sport Team Phoenix. use. However, customers can still choose another paint color for the Audi R8 “Green Hell Edition” with colors such as Ibis White, Daytona Gray or Mythos Black.
In addition to the striking blue exterior paint, the car is decorated with black decal parts that extend over the roof of the car from the A column, the capo and extend down to the rear body of the car. In addition, the car is equipped with some matte black details such as the rearview mirror, rear spoiler, side air vents and diffuser.
Vehicles equipped with 5-spoke wheels familiar on the new R8 with a size of 20 inches. However, this set of wheels on the Green Hell Edition has been marked with striking red lines, which reminds of the Audi R8 LMS # 1 racing car from the Audi Sport Team Phoenix team.
In the interior compartment of the car, the Audi R8 “Green Hell Edition” owns an Alcantara steering wheel, interior trim details such as the dashboard or door cladding are also covered in Alcantara leather. Audi equips the interior of the R8 Green Hell Edition with contrasting blue stitching on some prominent Alcantara parts such as on the seats or dashboard, door and steering wheel trim. At the same time, the car is also equipped with floor mats with the logo denoting the “GREEN HELL R8” version.
The car still uses a naturally aspirated V10 engine with a capacity of 5.2 liters. This engine is capable of producing up to 612 horsepower, 550 Nm of torque. This power is transmitted to the wheel via a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, so the car is capable of accelerating 0-100 km / h in 3.1 seconds before reaching a top speed of 331 km / h. .
Audi will kick off production of the R8 Green Hell Edition at the “Böllinger Höfe” production facility. This is also where the company has produced the R8 LMS racing chassis. This version will be produced in limited quantities of just 50 units with a starting price of 233,949.59 Euros in Germany.
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