No, you won’ be able to order one as 2016 Audi R8 V-10 Plus Gold is just a celebratory copy. This gold-chromed unit of Audi’s fastest car stuns with its extravagance, but also makes us wonder: “Have the pragmatic Germans possibly gone too far this time?”
2016 Audi R8 V-10 Plus Gold Review
Like any other 2016 Audi R8 V-10 Plus Gold model, this golden version too exhibits a huge powertrain with lots of horses to spare. 5.2L V-10 powerplant generates as much as 610 hp and 413 lb-ft of torque which promise acceleration from 0 to 60 in only 3.2 seconds. Top speed isn’t that bad as well as 2016 Audi R8 V-10 Plus Gold can easily become a golden trail of liquid at the speed of more than 200 mph. Finally, like a true representative of Audi’s engineering, R8 features the S-tronic 7-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox and mandatory Quattro all-wheel drive.
Apart from being gold-plated, 2016 Audi R8 V-10 Plus Gold doesn’t really differ that much from one of available conventional models. It’s still a second generation model with all the perks that come with it. This 2-door sports coupe is much bulkier than its competitors, but doesn’t fall behind when it comes to performance. Plenty of chrome, carbon fiber and gold (only paint in this instance) will be your companions should you decide to splash the cash and get yourself one.
Interior hasn’t been wrapped in gold like the outside of the car. It’s still black and straight to the point. While Audi’s higher echelon cars (which R8 certainly is) are upscale luxurious, 2016 Audi R8 V-10 Plus Gold doesn’t really follow that pattern. This is a sports car first and foremost, and as such avoids exhibiting too many flashy details. It is furbished with soft leather, however, and gets just enough tech and safety options in order to separate it from the affordable sports cars.
2016 Audi R8 V-10 Plus Gold Price
Fuel efficiency is the same as in conventional models which means that 2016 Audi R8 V-10 Plus Gold will be able to offer you 13 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway. Price hasn’t been established yet, and golden boy probably won’t be sold at all. Regular models, however, cost “only” tad bit less than $200,000.
2016 Audi R8 V-10 Plus Gold celebrates Auto Bild’s Golden Steering Wheel accolade in style, but it makes us wonder: “Was this only an excuse to do something flashy?” In any case, golden R8 is something a main antagonist in one of future Bond movies could have driven – probably not you, though.