The Audi R8 might be the brand’s fastest, most exciting road car but it also has a great history in motorsport. Since 2012, the Audi R8 has racked up five overall victories at the 24 Hours of Nurburgring, the most iconic and grueling races of all time. To pay tribute to that success, Audi releasing a special edition of the R8 — the Green Hell Edition.
“We are synonymous with high performance – in both series production and motorsport,” says Julius Seebach, Managing Director of Audi Sport GmbH. “The R8 road sports car and the R8 LMS racing car were designed and developed jointly; around half of their parts are identical. The R8 green hell edition model draws on the proximity to motorsport, while also paying tribute to our legendary victories on the Nürburgring.”
Only fifty units will be sold worldwide, so it’s going to be ultra exclusive. It will also wear a price tag that represents that exclusivity, with a starting sticker price of EUR 233,949 in Germany.
So what do you get for all of that money? In addition to getting the brilliant Audi R8 V10 Performance, a car that we absolutely adore, you also get some visual touches that differentiate it from the standard car. For instance, there’s a unique color option, Tioman Green (though you can also get Ibis White, Daytona Grey or Mythos Black but why would you?) and matte black trim and accents. So it’s a very unique looking R8.
It also gets black wheels with red accents which, when combined with the green paint, act as a nod to the Audi R8 LMS endurance racer.
On the inside, it gets lightweight bucket seats, finished in black with Alcantara center sections. The entire cabin gets blue-green “Kailash fern” contrast stitching and there’s also a red stripe at the top of the Alcantara-covered steering wheel. Both the interior and exterior get “GREEN HELL R8” badging throughout.
Under the skin, there’s nothing different about the Green Hell Edition from the standard Audi R8. That’s not a bad thing, necessarily, as the standard R8 is incredible. But Audi fans might have hoped for something more.
Once you get behind the wheel and unleash that 5.2 liter naturally-aspirated V10, though, all of your worry will melt away. It makes a monstrous 611 horsepower (620 PS), can hit 60 mph in under three seconds and makes the most delicious noise.
So is the Audi R8 Green Hell Edition worth the extra money? Considering that it’s limited to only fifty units and the color option is completely unique, it might be worth for that Audi enthusiasts who wants to stand out, as well as potentially jumping on a future investment.