Exclusive Selection Edition Audi R8 says farewell to the 2012 model year

If you’re in the market for the R8 and can’t wait until the gorgeous new 2013 model rolls into dealers early next year, Audi is here to satisfy you with two special-edition 2012 model year R8 V8 and R8 V10 Coupes.

Known as the Exclusive Selection Editions, Audi says that only 20 units will be made available in V8 spec an 30 will be made in V10 spec – exclusively for the U.S. market.

On the 2012 Audi Exclusive Selection Edition R8 V8, the company debuts a Daytona Gray matte exterior complete with carbon fiber exterior splitter and diffuser, 19-inch titanium five-arm double spoke wheels, black grille surround, black exhaust finishers, R8 GT tail lamps, and red brake calipers. Inside, the R8 V8 gets an exclusive leather package with Crimson Red trims and contrast stitching, exclusive leather Navigation surround, and a thicker contoured leather multifunctional steering wheel for a sportier grip. Power comes from a 4.2 liter FSI V8 making 430-hp.

For the 2012 Exclusive Selection Edition R8 V10, the company adds Ibis white exterior and Brilliant Black features – including the sideblade, exterior mirrors, and rear license plate surround – as well as R8 GT tail lamps and 19-inch bi-color e-tron wheels. On the inside there are Ibis finishes and Alabaster White contrast stitching, leather Navigation surround and a contoured steering wheel. Power comes from a 5.2 liter FSI V10 making 525-hp.

Check out pricing details after the jump.


  • 2012 Exclusive Selection Edition R8 V8 manual transmission: $137,700
  • 2012 Exclusive Selection Edition R8 V8 R tronic transmission: $146,800
  • 2012 Exclusive Selection Edition R8 V10 manual transmission: $161,500
  • 2012 Exclusive Selection Edition R8 V10 R tronic transmission: $170,600

– By: Omar Rana