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2018 Audi R8 Sport Performance Parts Edition

Lot No.: 357

Registration: VA18 VAJ
Chassis Number: WUAZZZFX4J7902037
Engine Number: DKAA003046
Number of cylinders: 10
CC: 5204
Year of Manufacture: 2018
RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Sold for (£): Unsold


  • One of only 5 UK cars (44 worldwide). UK models were listed at £176,650 
  • Featuring a suite of aerodynamic upgrades, upgraded suspension, and an exclusive body kit
  • Downforce at 205mph is 250kg - 100kg up on that of the standard car. 
  • Audi Smartphone Interface, rear-view camera, MMI Navigation, Audi connect and Virtual Cockpit
  • Exclusive Sport contour steering wheel with a red 12 o'clock marker and Audi R8 Sports exhaust
  • One owner with delivery mileage. A unique opportunity in the market today  

Just five examples of the Audi Sport R8 Performance Parts Edition were destined for the UK and this is your chance to own one of them. Only 44 cars were to be offered worldwide all finished in Misano Red. The UK cars were listed at £176,650 each and this amazing example was supplied by Cheltenham Audi in August and has only covered 70 miles in total.

This special edition is the fastest R8 yet thanks to motorsport-proven enhancements that increase downforce and pare back weight. The aero kit is made exclusively from CFRP and features a large fixed rear wing and diffuser, side skirts with the Audi Sport logo, aerodynamic vanes behind the rear wheel arches to channel airflow, more pronounced air inlets at the front, and a deep splitter and sculpted canards that borrow their looks from the first generation Audi R8 GT. All of these elements result in an increase in downforce so that at 205mph it generates 250kg of negative lift, 100kg more than the standard Audi R8 V10 plus. At 93mph the aero kit doubles downforce to an astonishing 520kg.

20" milled lightweight wheels finished in Black are also fitted to reduce unsprung mass and they wear Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres, with 245/30 on the front and 305/30 on the rear.  The suspension is upgraded to three-way adjustable coilovers, whilst the brakes are now ceramic front discs with a titanium backing plate. The exhaust has also been upgraded with titanium components.  Inside, you'll find a range of Audi technology including Audi Smartphone Interface, rear-view camera, MMI Navigation, Audi connect and Virtual Cockpit, and an exclusive Sport contour steering wheel with a red 12 o'clock marker.

German motor manufacturers could never be accused of romanticism when it comes to naming their vehicles and no one would have minded if Audi had chosen to single out their fastest and most innovative supercar ever with a single word name like 'Veyron' that would work worldwide, however, it would appear that Teutonic efficiency is alive and well and these Misano Red rocketships are entitled "Audi Sport R8 Performance Parts Edition". 

Whatever it's called, there is only one, and it's here.