Audi announced yesterday the R8 Exclusive Selection Editions available only in the United States for the 2012MY.

Audi announced yesterday the R8 Exclusive Selection Editions available only in the United States for the 2012MY. They plan on making only 20 units of the R8 V8 and 30 units of the R8 V10. The former will be available for the first time with the Daytona Gray matte exterior, along with a black grille surround, a carbon fiber exterior splitter and diffuser, red brake calipers, 19-inch five-arm titanium double spoke wheels, black exhaust finishers and the tail lamps from the R8 GT.

The V8 model also gets an exclusive leather finish inside the cabin with Crimson Red elements and contrast stitching, a thicker contoured multi-function steering wheel wrapped around in leather and exclusive leather Navigation surround. This version is powered by the V8 4.2-liter FSI engine with 430 hp (320 kW / 436 PS) at 7,900 rpm and a peak torque of 316 lb.-ft. (427 Nm) between 4,500 rpm and 6,000 rpm.

As for the V10 model, this wears an Ibis white paint with a Brilliant Black look for the exterior mirrors, sideblade, rear license plate surround, along with 19-inch bi-color e-tron wheels and the R8 GT tail lamps. Inside there's a contoured steering wheel, leather Navigation surround, carbon fiber driver's cockpit, Ibis finishes and Alabaster White contrasting stitching. This model is equipped with a V10 5.2-liter FSI engine that generates 525 hp (391 kW / 532 PS) at 8,000 rpm and a maximum torque of 391 lb.-ft. (529 Nm) at 6,500 rpm. Both models can be fitted with either a 6-speed manual or an automatic R tronic transmission.

More info available in the press release below.

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U.S.-only 2012 Audi R8 Exclusive Selection Editions revealed