Audi have just announced the impending arrival of the limited-edition Audi R8 competition, a car advertised as the fastest R8 ever offered for sale directly from the manufacturer.

Just 60 examples of the Audi R8 competition will be built, and all of them will make their way to buyers in the U.S. Buyers outside the U.S. were treated to a virtually identical car, the R8 LMX, earlier in the year. The design of both cars, as well as some of the engineering components – including the engine – were influenced by the R8 LMS race car.

Limited-Edition Audi R8 competition

 Powering the Audi R8 competition is a 5.2 litre V10 which produces 570 horsepower. this naturally aspirated powerplant is more or less the same engine found in the R8 LMS race car, which has won numerous major GT races around the globe, including Daytona and Nurburgring 24 hour endurance races. The award-winning engine is renown for its reliability and durability. Amazingly each race engine requires its first major service after a full race season or 13,000 race condition, full-throttle miles. Most competitors engines require a similar service after every race!


Thanks to this pretty remarkable engine, as well as a seven-speed S tronic transmission and a quattro all-wheel drive system, the Audi R8 competition takes just 3.2 seconds to accelerate from 0-60 mph, and has a top speed of 199 mph.

In addition to the upgraded drivetrain, the Audi R8 competition also features a few carbon fiber aerodynamic aids, which are designed to reduce weight by a fraction, and increase downforce significantly.


Especially at the rear where a large fixed rear spoiler has been added. Other carbon fiber additions include winglets on the front bumper, mirror covers, side blades, and a rear diffuser. Gloss black wheels, hiding carbon ceramic brake discs are also included, while on the inside the carbon fiber theme continues with the center console, sill plates are made of the stuff.

The R8 competition will be available for order starting in November, with the first deliveries expected at the start of 2015. By: diseno-art