We assumed the R8 GT RWD was the swan song for Audi's supercar, but that's not the case. A new Final Edition based on the coupe is coming out in Japan where only eight cars will be sold. Painted in a matte Ibis White, the mid-engine machine offers more performance and style.

The R8 Japan Final Edition gets 20-inch wheels with matte bronze spokes polished to resemble gold, combined with red calipers for the ceramic brakes. The mirror caps are carbon fiber, much like the front spoiler lip and side blades. In addition, the rear wing, diffuser, and side skirts have received the same lightweight treatment.

Audi R8 Japan Final Edition

Audi Japan also made some changes to the inside where the driver-focused cabin has a two-tone theme with Black and Alabaster White. The seats are wrapped in Nappa leather while the headliner and the area behind the seats is covered in Alcantara. Rounding off the tweaks is the door sill trim denoting the model's exclusivity. Those who buy the car also receive a commemorative plate with the VIN number.

Known by its full name as the Audi R8 Coupe Japan Final Edition, the supercar's epilogue costs 35,080,000 yen. At current exchange rates, that works out to about $247,000.

The R8 faces an imminent retirement, following in the footsteps of Audi's other sports car, the TT. The last Tourist Trophy was assembled in November, but Audi has hinted that these iconic nameplates could return one day as purely electric models but don't hold your breath to see them anytime soon.

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