We already know that the Audi R8 is one gorgeous piece of machinery, but this Panther Edition is somehow even more gorgeous. Limited to only 30 pieces, the Black Panther Edition on the R8 RWD variant will be only sold in the USA. What a bummer, right?
Anyhow, for starters, it gets an Audi-exclusive Panther Black crystal effect paint with carbon fibre ORVMs, engine compartment and side intakes. Of course, the badges are blacked out on this one. It sits on 20-inch matte black rims with red trim on its spokes. Inside, the Audi racing seats also don the red colour and almost everything around it is wrapped in black leather. The focus on the details is spot on with Crimson Red stitching and the same coloured marking on the steering wheel as well. Everything else inside looks sleek as always.
Since this is just a cosmetic update, the R8 RWD performance figures remain unchanged. With a 5.2-litre naturally aspirated V10 rumbling behind your ears, the R8 produces 532 horses and 55.02 kgm of torque. That’s fast enough to dart you from 0-97 kph in 3.6 seconds and is even capable of achieving a top speed of 323 kph. Sweet heavens.