The R8 4.2 FSI quattro coupe on the other hand is offered with a price tag of $114,200 with a manual transmission while the R tronic version is a bit more expensive - $123,000.
As for the upgrades it comes with, the hand-assembled R8 V10 brings as standard full-LED headlights, with the 5.2-liter FSI version also boasting 19-inch Y-design forged aluminum alloy wheels with summer performance tires, sideblades with larger air intakes, front grille with chrome-optic accents, unique rocker panel shaping, dual oval rear exhaust tips, "V10" front fender badges and instrument cluster labeling, unique front and rear sections along with a larger rear diffuser all finished in high-gloss black.
In terms of standard equipment, the 5.2 FSI quattro comes with quattro all-wheel drive, Audi magnetic ride, Audi Navigation plus with 3D graphics and real time traffic, 465-watt Bang & Olufsen Sound System, 6-disc CD changer, Bluetooth telephone preparation, SIRIUS satellite radio, Audi parking system plus with rearview camera and 10-way power heated sport seats.
"The R8 is a proven worldwide success story for Audi," said Johan de Nysschen, President, Audi of America. "The positive effects of the vehicle on dealers, customers, and Audi fans alike have exceeded all expectations. The addition of the V10-powered R8 5.2 FSI quattro adds further equity into the already sought-after R8 nameplate and the Audi brand."
The R8 is produced in Neckarsulm, Baden Wurttemberg, Germany along with the A8 model.