It was back in January 2009 when Audi first introduced the 5.2L FSI V10 powered R8 in the first-generation model. Since then, the original 4.2L FSI V8 engine which the R8 debuted with, has been dropped on the current-generation R8, meaning the 5.2-liter FSI V10 serves as the sole engine option. Ten years on, and the engine is still being used by Audi's flagship supercar today.
To celebrate 10 years of the 5.2 FSI V10 engine, Audi has introduced a special edition R8 called the V10 Decennium. Based on the range topping 2019 R8 V10 Performance, the V10 in this model continues to produce the same 620 PS and 580 Nm of torque. 0 - 100 km/h is still rated at 3.1 seconds and top speed at 331 km/h.
The R8 V10 Decennium will be available as a coupe only. It will also come with exclusive matte Daytona Gray paint that is contrasted by bronze accents on the intake manifold and the bronze 20-inch wheels. Keen eyed readers will also notice the gloss black front lip spoiler, side sill, diffuser and mirror housings.
Inside, the interior is finished in black and is complemented by inlays of gloss carbon fiber. The sport seats leather seats feature quilted diamond patter and gloss copper stitching which give the V10 Decennium a more discerning look. The same copper stitching can also be found on the steering wheel, center console and armrest. A 'Decennium' logo adorns the center console, doors, and the logo projector.
Only 222 units of the Decennium edition R8 will be built with each having a price tag of EUR 222,000 (Php 13,051,813). Sales will begin later this year, with each car coming with a bespoke car cover featuring bronze embroidery and the Decennium motif.