Ownership of an Audi R8 V10 plus is already a highly exclusive club. Even still, there are those who may want something more unique. For those people, an Audi R8 V10 plus makes for an excellent palette on which to create something more tailored to an individual’s taste. This is possible thanks to Audi exclusive, which is dedicated to helping meet a customer’s special color or interior specification request.
Such is the case with this particular R8 built to order for a discerning Audi enthusiast from Florida. Having owned several Audi models over the years including his current S6, this client of Audi Naples began discussing his tailored R8 with the dealer in 2017, shortly after the second-generation R8 was introduced.
He was preparing for the sale of his company at the time. Part of that process included preparation for R8 ownership by pouring over order guides and checking in on dealer inventory for ideas. When his firm was finally sold, he placed the order for his own R8 V10 plus.
Each of his previous Audi models had been built to a more conservative specification, though an R8 is more of a bold choice. Balancing his appreciation for subtle appearance with the nature of a mid-engine supercar was the challenge, which he met in deciding upon Daytona Grey matte effect paint. While most dark grey tones can be understated, the matte finish adds a markedly different effect that accentuates prominent lines in the Coupe’s design.
Other exterior elements were added to better pair with his paint choice. This being a V10 plus, high gloss carbon fiber already covers exterior components such as exterior side mirrors, front lip spoiler, rear diffusor, fixed rear wing, side blades and engine compartment. For 2018, Audi introduced a black optic package that the owner used to augment the look even further, adding Anthracite black finish on the 20-inch wheels and exhaust tips, plus Titanium black exterior trim including Audi’s singleframe grille.
The cockpit of the R8 is equally unique; using perforated black leather, black Alcantara and Express Red stitching as key specifications. For instance, the steering wheel received Alcantara on the flat bottom segment and perforated leather on the rest, with Express red stitching all around. The shift knob is also perforated, while the shift boot is Alcantara, both with red stitching. Non-perforated leather is used on the door panels and diamond pattern seats, with red stitching as an accent. Carbon fiber interior trim finishes the look, as do black leather piped floor mats, with red stitching for the Audi Sport rhombus in the R8 logo.