Audi R8 V10 Decennium marks 10 years of production

Audi has revealed a new limited-edition version of the R8 V10 Performance, called the Decennium.

The model is planned to be produced in a run of 222 at Audi Sport’s Böllinger Höfe factory on the outskirts of Neckarsulm, Germany, in homage to the launch of the first V10-engined R8 in 2009.

The Decennium name comes from the Latin for ‘decade’.

The R8 V10 Decennium made a low-key debut at next week’s Geneva motor show, away from Audi’s main stand, as it had committed to only displaying electric or hybrid models there for 2019. It will be offered in the coupé bodystyle only. It comes as standard with Daytona Grey matt paint, but buyers can choose from a further five colours in the R8 catalogue.

Among the details that differentiate the R8 V10 Decennium from the standard R8 V10 is a black gloss finish for the front spoiler, side sills and diffuser, while the carbonfibre side blades and exterior mirror housings receive a high-gloss finish. The standard 20in wheels and the intake manifold are finished in matt bronze.

Power comes from the same mid-mounted, naturally aspirated 5.2-litre V10 engine as used in the regular second-generation R8 V10, with 611bhp and 428lb ft. Drive is sent through a standard seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox and quattro four-wheel drive system.

Audi claims a 0-62mph time for the R8 V10 Decennium that’s 0.1sec inside that of the R8 V10 Performance, at 3.1sec, and a top speed of 206mph.

Inside, the limited-edition R8 features a ‘Decennium’ logo on its centre console and door sills. This is also displayed by puddle lamps integrated into the door mirror housings.

UK pricing is yet to be revealed, but Audi says the car will cost €220,000 (£188,000) in Germany. Deliveries are planned to begin in April.

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