AutosAudi R8 takes a final bow with an exclusive Japanese edition. Only 8 units for sale at $247,000 each

Audi R8 takes a final bow with an exclusive Japanese edition. Only 8 units for sale at $247,000 each

Audi R8 Japan Final Edition
Audi R8 Japan Final Edition
Images source: © Press materials | Audi
7:42 AM EST, December 18, 2023

The "farewell" campaign for the Audi R8 has been underway for several months. At first, brand fans were solicited for their support in September. Shortly afterward, a film titled "Last Lap" debuted, serving as a fitting tribute to a model greatly admired by Audi connoisseurs.

In truth, discussions about the R8's impending cessation have been circulating since 2021. Yes, this model will officially retire after 2023, but there have been whispers for some time that its era is coming to a close. Now, thanks to the special Japanese edition, which potentially marks the definitive end, the Audi R8's swansong is once again at the forefront.

The Audi R8 Japan Final Edition will be available exclusively in Japan, in an extremely limited batch of only eight units. A contributing factor to this exclusivity is that each owner will receive a special commemorative plate bearing the vehicle identification number (VIN).

It would be unrealistic to contend that the latest edition of the Audi R8 will radically alter the way we perceive this car. The most noteworthy features include the striking contrast of a snow-white paint job with brown, 20-inch wheels and red brake calipers, carbon fiber mirror shells, and enhancements to the design of the diffuser, side skirts, and rear wing.

Audi R8: The Last Lap

Predictably, the alterations are mostly cosmetic in nature, and this is also true for the interior. Highlights consist of a black and white finish, complemented by Alcantara-covered seats.

So, how much does this Japan Final Edition cost? This version, which appears to be the last curtain call for the Audi R8, is priced at exactly 35,080,000 yen (approximately $247,000).

  • Audi R8 Japan Final Edition
  • Audi R8 Japan Final Edition
  • Audi R8 Japan Final Edition
  • Audi R8 Japan Final Edition
  • Audi R8 Japan Final Edition
  • Audi R8 Japan Final Edition
  • Audi R8 Japan Final Edition
  • Audi R8 Japan Final Edition
  • Audi R8 Japan Final Edition
[1/9] Audi R8 Japan Final EditionImages source: © Press materials | Audi

An exclusive and visually stunning edition is always an effective way to bid adieu to a model, even if it's difficult to say goodbye to a car as iconic as the R8. Audi, however, continually emphasizes that the supercar will have a successor, although it will most definitely be powered by electricity.

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