Limited edition coupe celebrates 10 years since Audi added a V10 engine to the R8 range, with a very fancy name and some choice body upgrades.
Audi has revealed its 10th anniversary present to the R8 V10, in the form of the limited-run Decennium coupe. Just 222 examples will be built worldwide, making it a very tricky beast to track down.
The Decennium is distinguished from other R8 models by its matte bronze engine intake manifold and and 20-inch milled wheels.
Its front spoiler, side sills and rear diffuser are painted in gloss black, while the badges are finished off in regular black. Glossy carbon-fibre has been used for the wing mirror housings, and side blades.
Black is the overwhelming theme for the interior, with a bit of relief provided by the cooper-colourede stitching on the sports seats, steering wheel, arm rests, door trim, and gear stick.
Other features include gloss carbon-fibre highlights, Decennium badging, and a Decennium logo projected by the puddle lights. Satellite navigation and a digital instrumentation display are also standard.
The Decennium can be had in an exclusive matte version of Daytona Grey. Other colours available include a pearl version of Daytona Grey, silver, black, blue, and two shades of metallic grey.
The Decennium is fitted with the more powerful of the two naturally-aspirated 5.2-litre V10 variants available in the facelifted R8.
Boasting 456kW of power and 580Nm of torque to its name, the Performance V10 is capable of catapulting the R8 Decennium from 0-100km/h in 3.1 seconds and onwards to a top speed of 331km/h.
Audi Australia has confirmed to CarAdvice it has no plans to offer the special edition locally.