pbskids

 |   |   |  Audi Creates Final Fantasy Edition R8
Subscribe to the Free
Newsletter

Audi Creates Final Fantasy Edition R8

Pricey “Star of Lucis” made for Japan

Jonathon Klein
Nov 15, 2016

Sadly, only the Japanese market will have the pleasure of a collaboration between Audi and Square Enix, the makers of the Final Fantasy video game series. The two teamed up to create a limited-edition to celebrate the upcoming 15th iteration of the title. While the R8 won't be featured in the game, Square Enix and still crafted a rich background for the car.

According to the Final Fantasy-inspired story, the Star of Lucis R8 was designed and built for the crown prince of the Kingdom of Lucis. The one-off black paint is said to mimic the Kingdom's color palate and represent the nobility of the prince. Along the R8's air intakes, rear wing, side blades, and mirrors, brilliant filigree patterns have been etched into the car in a Middle Eastern style. Square Enix states that these designs are from "the Tenebrae oracle clan," and offer "peace, blessings, and well-being." However, if you watch the R8's video introduction, it doesn't seem that the Prince of Lucis is offering peace and blessings.

2018 Audi R8
$138,700 Base Model (MSRP) MPG Fuel Economy

Additionally, the Star of Lucis R8 has a unique set of rose petal wheels with interwoven elements design to mimic the kingdom's swords. These will definitely have heads turning.
The Star of Lucis R8's interior, however, hasn't really been touched. The cockpit still comes with the standard R8's Virtual Cockpit, B&O sound system, sport seats, and sport steering wheel. However, it doesn't feature orange stitching throughout.

According to , the Star of Lucis R8 uses the standard 5.2-liter V-10 from the R8 Plus mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. Those bits combined with Audi's Quattro all-wheel drive system allows the car to hit 62 mph in just 3.2 seconds, according to Audi. Priced in Japan at 50,000,015 yen, the exchange rate comes out to an insane $620,600. Buyers also won't be able to just throw money at Audi for the chance to own one as Audi and Square Enix will pick them through a lottery system that is set to open on November 21, only eight days before the newest Final Fantasy game goes on sale.

By Jonathon Klein
83 Articles

BROWSE CARS BY MARKET

MORE FEATURES

It's a sad time as we say goodbye to our Toyota C-HR project
Sam DuJul 17, 2018
A Honda Civic Type R wearing a smaller rear wing has been caught testing. Could Honda be working on a more toned down appearance package?
Alex NishimotoJul 16, 2018
BMW is turning the sporty style of its BMW M2 up a notch with the premiere of the BMW M Performance Parts Concept at the Festival of Speed in Goodwood.
Jessie RosenfeldJul 13, 2018
We're all well aware that Audi didn't intend for their RS 3 to put all of its engineering to the test in 1/4 mile, but that's what makes the story behind Malaka MotorSports, that much more interesting
RodrezJul 13, 2018
Honda has built another stupidly fast lawn mower called Mean Mower V2, and it has taken its latest creation up the hill at Goodwood. Watch the video here!
Alex NishimotoJul 13, 2018
Join Our FREE

Sign Up today for our FREE Newsletter and get the latest articles and news delivered right to your in-box.

Sponsored Links

SEARCH ARTICLES BY MAKE/MODEL

Search
CLOSE X
BUYER'S GUIDE
SEE THE ALL NEW Audi R8
NEWS, REVIEWS & SPECS
www.nl.ua/ru/hoztovary/kuhnya/chainiki

подробно www.nl.ua
TO TOP