Audi has announced new 2012 R8 exclusive models created only for the U.S. market that will hit dealerships in limited units later this month. Only 20 2012 Exclusive Selection Edition R8 V8 vehicles and 30 2012 Exclusive Selection Edition R8 V10 vehicles will be produced. The 2012 Exclusive Selection Edition R8 V8 has a new exterior colors and stunning exclusive interior finishes, with Audi debuting its Daytona Gray matte exterior for the first time. It’ll also sport carbon fiber exterior splitter and diffuser, 19” titanium five-arm double spoke wheels, black grille surround, black exhaust finishers, R8 GT tail lamps, and red brake calipers. Inside, the R8 V8 features an exclusive leather package with Crimson Red elements and contrast stitching, exclusive leather Navigation surround, and a thicker contoured leather multifunctional steering wheel for a sportier grip. The 2012 Exclusive Selection Edition R8 V8 is equipped with a 4.2-liter FSI V8 that pushes out 430hp at 7,900 rpm, with 316 lb.-ft. of torque.
The 2012 Exclusive Selection Edition R8 V10 has a 5.2-liter FSI V10, and produces 525 hp at 8,000 rpm with 391 lb-ft of torque, and now features a shimmering Ibis white exterior and Brilliant Black accents like the sideblade, exterior mirrors, and rear license plate surround – as well as R8 GT tail lamps and 19” bi-color e-tron wheels.Ibis finishes and Alabaster White contrast stitching, as well as a Carbon Fiber monoposto driver’s cockpit, completes the interior, which also features an exclusive leather Navigation surround and contoured steering wheel.