The China Edition is based off the pre-facelift R8 V10 borrowing exterior and interior elements from the friskier GT, such as the front bumper winglets, alloy wheel designs, the carbon fiber mirrors, rear wing and the part leather, part Alcantara interior with carbon fiber trimmings.
The interiors are further decked up in luxurious materials including shark skin and colored stitching; the handbrake and steering wheel are draped in Alcantara, and the instrument shield is finished in carbon matte. R8 emblems can be seen adorning the interiors of the car.
Power for the Audi R8 China Edition comes from a 5.2 liter V10 engine making 525-hp and 391 lb-ft of torque. Mated to the R tronic transmission and a quattro all-wheel drive system, the model runs from 0 to 62 mph in 3.9 seconds.
The entire cost of the R8 China Edition hits at 2,628,000 yuan, which is around $420,000 based on current exchange rates.