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Video – Audi R8 Le Mans Edition revs its engine in Monaco

A limited-run Audi R8 Le Mans Edition has been caught on camera in Monaco reving its V8 4.2-liter naturally aspirated engine. This if far from being a run-of-the-mill first generation R8 as aside from being a special edition it comes with golden ADV.1 Wheels while that insane soundtrack comes courtesy of a custom Capristo exhaust system which made a sensation around the streets of Monaco, especially in the tunnel which most of you know from Formula 1. Only 100 units were ever made and this one is car number 8 with a nice white body and Swiss plates.

With the arrival of the second generation R8, you can rest assure Audi is cooking up a multitude of special editions to increase the supercar’s appeal even further, but it’s too early in the model’s lifecycle to spawn such versions since deliveries of the standard model have just started. An R8 Spyder will join the range most likely next year and chances are there are going to be new GT derivatives along with a plethora of special variants available in limited numbers with a price to match the exclusivity.

Getting back to the Audi R8 Le Mans Edition, generally we’re not big fans of golden wheels as we consider them too flashy but in this case we are willing to make an exception as this ADV.1 set looks nice without making the supercar look tacky.

Adrian Padeanu

Long-time fan of the fabled Four Rings.