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Audi R8 - Blue China Edition

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Audi has just booked one-way tickets to China for 80 of their latest R8's, featuring some nice updates and a fresh Malibu Blue or Suzuka Grey finish. Exclusively for sale in the world's largest economy and limited to only 80 total copies, these supercars will come with the buyer's choice of a blue or grey body (with the alternate color taking care of the the R8's famous side blades), a new set of glossy black 19-inch 5 spoke wheels, and an upgraded carbon fiber rear wing. Inside, an aluminum shifter will mark the car's place in the series (skipping every number featuring a four - a Chinese superstition) while lux leather upholstery with contrast stitching, Alcantara for the parking brake cover and steering wheel, carbon fiber trim for the instrument cluster, and abundant Malibu Blue accents round out the cabin upgrades. Under the hood, this R8 continues with the same R-tronic single-clutch auto trans instead of the new S-tronic dual, but its ability to hit 62mph in 3.9 seconds will quickly soothe your ego. No word yet on pricing, but you can expect these to move quick.