At one point, bronze was the “in” thing. In fact, historians have named an entire era after the alloy. But eventually, mankind moved past bronze, and other than a few appearances here and there, the metal hasn’t risen in favor since. Until Audi revealed their higher-specification R8 supercar. The R8 Comes in a matte Daytona Gray with a bronze intake manifold and bronze 20-inch alloy wheels. On the inside, you’ll find everything blacked out, with the exception of bronze stitching on the steering wheel, seats, and armrests.
Christened the R8 V10 Plus Decennium, the supercar celebrates a decade of V10 fuel stratified injection. The V10 produces 620 horsepower with a peak torque of 428 lb-ft. from the naturally aspirated engine. That’s enough power to leap from 0 to 61 in 3.1 seconds, and a top velocity of 206 miles per hour.
“Decennium” references the facelift of the R8 V10 Plus back in October and is a Latin word that literally means “decade.” The Decennium logo can be found throughout the vehicle in places like the center console or the door light, which projects the logo onto the ground.
Much like the Bronze age advanced mankind from the Stone age into better times, the Audi R8 ushered in a new age in the automotive world, and it’s fitting that Audi would revisit the car with a celebration of historic advances. The R8 V10 will be limited to just 222 units, which will sell for approximately $250,000.