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Audi R8 Performance Edition Arrives in Abu Dhabi

  • Exclusive edition: Three exclusive R8 Performance Edition cars now available at Audi Abu Dhabi
  • Audi is developing an integrated IT platform for connectivity and digital services
Even more distinctive, sportier and focused: The Audi R8 Performance Edition, comes complete with the full package of Audi Sport performance parts taking the already superb R8 handling to a new level, providing an extraordinary driving experience together with amazing race car looks.

There are only three of these exclusive Audi R8 Sports cars, customised with the full range of factory fitted performance parts that are available now at Audi Abu Dhabi.

“We are thrilled to be offering these special R8 performance editions,” says Mark Austin, General Manager at Audi Abu Dhabi . “Audi has huge experience over many years of building world class sports cars for road and track. They have used their motor racing expertise from Le Mans prototypes to the R8 LMS race series and put this knowledge into every component in the R8 Performance Edition. We are pleased to be offering these cars to our customers as part of our commitment to delivering the very best products and services in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain.”

The three exclusive editions come with a sports exhaust system, and competition specification ceramic brake discs with race spec brake pads in titanium brake calipers.
The cars are also equipped with three-way coilover track suspension and the fully milled, black 20-inch wheels are taken straight from motor racing and reduce weight by up to 8 kilograms.

The Audi R8 Performance Edition also comes with a special Aero kit, developed in the Audi wind tunnel. This features new deeper front spoiler, side sills, rear diffuser and new high level fixed rear wing, front splitter and clear-cut highlights on the front air inlets. At 150 km/h the downforce is doubled to 52 kg thanks to the Aero kit.

All parts are made out of top quality high gloss carbon fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP) and feature the Audi Sport logo.

Attractive parts for the interior round off the R8 Performance Edition, include a sport contour multifunction steering wheel featuring Alcantara-trimmed rim with red 12 o’clock marking. CFRP shift paddles are also available for R8 models fitted with seven-speed S tronic.