Audi’s Japan division has thought of an interesting way to market its vehicles in the land of the rising sun by introducing eleven special editions which are part of the so-called Samurai Blue 11 football dream team. Audi probably got its inspiration from the upcoming 2014 World Cup and all of the eleven automobiles are from the firm’s S lineup and have received an appealing Estoril Blue exterior paint scheme as a reference to the colors of the Japanese football (soccer) team. There are also some red accents for the seats, as well as the leather on the steering wheel and doors which are also a connection to the uniform of a Japanese national football player.
Interesting, while we are used to seeing these special editions built in generous quantities, Audi Japan has announced that only one unit of each model will be sold on a “first come, first served” basis so grab them while you still can.
The most affordable Samurai Blue 11 special edition is the S3 Sportback priced at 6,710,000 yen, followed by the TTS Coupe at 8,065,715 yen, S4 Sedan at 9,085,429 yen and the SQ5 at 9,250,000 yen. Up next is the S4 Avant for 9,355,429 yen, the S5 Sportback at 9,876,571 yen and the S5 Coupe at 10,046,571 yen. Moving higher into the range we find the S5 Cabriolet at 11,236,000 yen, the S6 Sedan & S7 Sportback duo at 13,377,715 yen and the S6 Avant at 13,837,715 yen which is the most expensive of the bunch.