, author: Ermakova M.

Audi R8 says goodbye to the petrol engine: exclusive series for Japan

In honor of the completion of production of its famous R8 sports car with a V10 gasoline engine, Audi is releasing a limited edition of 8 copies priced at 35 million yen (22 million rubles).

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Before switching completely to the production of electric cars, Audi released a special farewell edition of its R8 sports car with a V10 gasoline engine, intended exclusively for the Japanese market. This limited edition includes only 8 pieces, each of which is valued at 35 million yen (approximately 22 million rubles).

Audi R8 design

The exclusive R8 series, presented under the name "Japan Final Edition", is a true masterpiece of automotive design, combining elegance, modernity and exceptional quality. These cars attract attention with their unique matte white paint, which perfectly harmonizes with the 20-spoke bronze wheels. The contrasting accent in the form of red brake calipers gives the models a special dynamism and brightness. This combination of red, white and gold not only looks beautiful, but also has special meaning in Japan, symbolizing tradition and sophistication.

The appearance of the car is further enhanced by the use of carbon fiber elements, which not only improves aerodynamic performance, but also adds even more elegance and style to the appearance. The mirrors, front spoiler, rear wing and diffuser are made of this durable and lightweight material, emphasizing the sporty character of the car.

The interior of the car is also decorated with a high level of attention to detail. The interior is decorated with black leather with white stitching, which creates a feeling of luxury and comfort. Alcantara used for the ceiling and trunk adds special charm and sophistication. The door sill trims with the inscription “Japan Final Edition” once again remind you that these cars are not just vehicles, but real works of art, created for true connoisseurs of automotive art.

Audi R8 powertrain

The series of cars in question are proudly high-performance cars, equipped with a powerful naturally aspirated 5.2-liter V10 engine. This impressive engine is capable of delivering 612 horsepower, delivering unrivaled performance and pure driving pleasure. The package also includes a modern 7-speed S-tronic transmission, which provides smooth and quick gear changes, emphasizing the sporty character of the car.

Leaving the internal combustion engine

Importantly, Audi has demonstrated its commitment to innovation and sustainability by announcing plans to move to an all-electric vehicle lineup. From 2026, all new Audi models will be equipped with exclusively electric powertrains. This decision underscores the company's commitment to environmental standards and innovation in the automotive industry, reflecting global industry trends and market needs. This move marks a new era in Audi's history, where modern technology and sustainability will play a key role in the development of the cars of the future.

By 2029, each of the brand's production plants will produce at least one all-electric model. By 2033, Audi plans to completely stop producing cars with internal combustion engines, reorienting its production capacity to produce electric vehicles.