An Audi R8 V10 provides the latest canvas for a China-specific special edition, and to make it easier to remember, it is called the Audi R8 China Edition. There will be only eight of them, and they’ll be known by their colors: either two Malibu blue with Suzuka grey sideblades, or the inverse. The 19-inch, high-gloss black wheels with five twin spokes in a “Y” motif will also be a giveaway.
This is a color-and-ornament job, no tuning tweaks here. If you do get a chance to get inside, however, instead of black leather you’ll find black shark skin with contrasting stitching, along with Alcantara, plenty of carbon fiber trim and Chinese characters on the shift knob identifying the production number. This is the first time an Audi production car has been embellished with the native language, and mindful of native manners, any number that includes “4″ has been removed from the serial list.
We’re fans of any R8, but our favorite thing about this one might be this line in the press release from Audi China: “It’s not important if it’s rare, the important thing is that… you own it.” You’ll find that line and more just below.