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 |  Aug 08 2012, 4:45 PM

Audi is releasing 50 “Exclusive Selection Edition” R8 models to the U.S. market, 20 of which will be V8s while the remaining 30 will be available with the 5.2-liter, 525-hp V10.

For the Audi R8 V8 Exclusive Selection Edition, the German automaker has applied a new Daytona Gray exterior paint, outfitted it with 19-inch, five-spoke wheels, a carbon fiber splitter and diffuser, and red brake calipers. Other mild aesthetic changes include a black grille surround, black exhaust finishers, and taillights from the R8 GT model. The R8 model is powered by a 4.2-liter FSI V8 with 430-hp and 316 lb-ft of torque.

As for the R8 V10 Exclusive Selection Edition, it comes in a fabulous Ibis white exterior with Brilliant Black accents. The car gets 19-inch bi-color e-tron wheels while Alabaster White contrast stitching and carbon fiber accents fill the cabin.

Both models are available with a six-speed manual transmission or an automatic R tronic transmission. Pricing for the R8 V8 manual starts at $137,700 while the R tronic-equipped model will run you $146,800. R8 V10 Exclusive Selection Edition is priced from $161,500 while the R tronic model is $170,600.

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