Audi is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the incredible 5.2-liter V10 engine that powers its R8 with a limited-edition model of the supercar. It was in December of 2008 when Audi announced the higher-spec R8 supercar fitted with the naturally aspirated V10 Fuel Stratified Injection, which was later officially revealed at the 2009 Detroit Auto Show. The Audi R8 V10 Decennium pays tribute to the 10-cylinder motor that won many trophies for the German automaker. Limited to only 222 units, Audi has prepared the special edition to launch with the next-generation coupe later this year. The limited-edition R8 V10 is available in the coupe body style only and comes painted in an appealing matte Daytona Gray color contrasted by the numerous bronze accents. The owners of the Decennium also have the option to choose from five metallic hues and one pearl effect color.
The intake manifold and milled 20-inch wheels along with the engine cover feature a matt bronze color, while the Audi badges, front spoiler, side sills, and diffuser all are dressed in gloss black. On the inside, the cabin has numerous special edition logos and plenty of glossy carbon-fiber inlays. The seats feature Alcantara inserts with diamond quilting, and the center armrest, door panels, and the Alcantara-wrapped steering wheel all come with copper-colored contrast stitching. The special edition is based on the range-topping R8, which means the V10 underneath the hood produces 620 horsepower and a peak torque of 428 pound-feet. Audi claims that it can do the 0-62 mph sprint in 3.1 seconds and hit a top speed of 206 mph. Available this spring, the Audi R8 V10 Decennium is priced at €222,000 (roughly $252,000 USD) in Germany.