Audi Japan builds special edition Final Fantasy Audi R8

Based in the video game franchise Final Fantasy’s world, a new animated film was recently released, called Kingsglaive: Final Fantasty XV. It features a pretty good cast of Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad), Sean Bean and Lena Headey (both of Game of Thrones) but it didn’t do well, either commercially or critically. However, it did feature a pretty great Audi R8 V10 Plus, so it can’t be that bad.

Despite not doing well in the US and in Europe, Kinsglaive did quite well in Japan and has tons of fans. So, the Final Fantasy team partnered up with Audi Japan to develop a real life version of the Audi R8 in the film that will be auctioned off to one lucky, and wealthy, fan.

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This special edition Final Fantasy Audi R8, nicknamed the “Star of Lucis” after the main character in the film, will be of the R8 V10 Plus variety. That means it will pack the 610 hp variant of Audi’s brilliant 5.2 liter naturally-aspirated V10. Paired with the seven-speed dual-clutch S-Tronic gearbox and Quattro all-wheel drive, the Audi R8 V10 Plus is capable of 0-60 mph in 3.0 seconds (with some journalists hitting sub-three second times) and over 200 mph. This is one fast fan car.

However, the Star of Lucis Audi R8 will look slightly different from the standard car. With unique wheels and intricate design work on the mirrors, front air dams and side blades, this R8 is subtle yet dramatic. While it’s not our cup of tea, personally, we can see the appeal for fans of Final Fantasy. It also doesn’t look too flashy or ridiculous, so fans could drive this around town every day and no one would think it’s a fan car, just a slightly modified, an good looking, Audi R8.

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Audi Japan will be starting the bid for the Star of Lucis Audi R8 at ¥50,000,015, which roughly equates to around $470,000. So this is an extremely expensive fan car and will only be purchased by the die-hard fan with a massive wallet.

Nico DeMattia

I've been in love with cars since I was a kid, specifically German cars. Now I get to drive them talk about them on the internet.