Just 222 examples will be built to celebrate a decade of V10-powered R8 models
5 March 2019

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.

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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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28 February 2019

 Yes, I think so, nothing mechanical changed, no more power, a few tacky badges stuck here and there, puddle lights in the Doors show the Logo too, color doesn’t show off the Car very well, nope, not impressed Audi, sorry.

Peter Cavellini.

28 February 2019
Peter Cavellini wrote:

 Yes, I think so, nothing mechanical changed, no more power, a few tacky badges stuck here and there, puddle lights in the Doors show the Logo too, color doesn’t show off the Car very well, nope, not impressed Audi, sorry.

It's ok, they were not trying to impress dullards anyway.

28 February 2019

neagtive!!!! still very nice and looks insane. Why , were you expecting Audi to put 100 more bhp in when it doesnt need any more!!! They will still sell anyway

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28 February 2019

He's not Mr Negative, he is just pointing out the extreme price rise for cosmetic touches. Are you Mr Guillable?

For that price increase you could twin turbo or supercharge it and get that 100bhp you mentioned, plus change.

 

28 February 2019
Front end looks decent. The rest? Meh.

28 February 2019
Highline2.0 wrote:

Front end looks decent. The rest? Meh.

actually I'm the other way around, I think the front has been ruined, it's a messy interpretation of an aggressive front. I've never been a massive R8 fan but I do think the original looks the best.

28 February 2019
si73 wrote:

Highline2.0 wrote:

Front end looks decent. The rest? Meh.

actually I'm the other way around, I think the front has been ruined, it's a messy interpretation of an aggressive front. I've never been a massive R8 fan but I do think the original looks the best.

Completely agree, this isn't a patch on the orginal R8 and almost looks older than the first generation model. 

TS7

28 February 2019

...over and above the standard V10 Performance - I don't speak enough German to read the Audi.de information, but the base price in Germany is 200,000 euros so 220,000 isn't too bad.

28 February 2019

We can criticise all we want but the fact is it still looks good, and they will still sell. Which, presumably, is all Audi are worried about.

JMax

5 March 2019

Agree with you JMax18...

Very mean looking car, and they will always sell.

I would say they have pretty much mastered the interior.

And by the way... if you look closely, there is a Nissan Micra parked up the exhaust!!

 

JW

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