McLaren has bright orange and green, Lamborghini has yellow, and most Ferraris are Rosso Corsa. However, we think Nardo Gray is one of the defining colors of the new R8. It's not what you'd call discreet since most people say it looks completely wrong.
Audi Exclusive also played a major role in what you see here. The R8 features carbon fiber spoilers, wings, grille inserts and black wheels. The adaptive headlights are another €3,380 option, pushing the price of this German machine well over the €200,000 mark.
The R8 story begins with the Le Mans series. More specifically, the car from the year 2000 sparked Audi's dominance of the racing series. A few years later, the racing prototype inspired the Le Mans quattro concept car. If you put a couple of number plates on that, you get the previous generation of the R8.
There are many things that have changed since then. For example, the platform is now shared with the Lamborghini Huracan, and the basic V8 engine is gone. Thanks to a 610 horsepower V10, the German machine can now deliver performance that your A4 driver can't even fathom.
Still, despite the carbon fiber skirts and the weird paint, nobody seemed to care about the R8 during the Frankfurt Motor Show 2015. The reason is that the industry is more concerned with the quality and efficiency of the A4, which will sell in the millions.