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 |  Sep 15 2009, 5:46 PM


Looking more like something we might find parked in front of the Mall of the Emirates in Dubai than at the booth of a serious German automaker at the Frankfurt Auto Show, Audi had on display an R8 coated in chrome paint.

This was no regular R8 either, but the 525-hp V10-powered model capable of hitting 60 mph in 3.8 seconds.

Standard equipment on the new R8 5.2 FSI includes a rear-biased quattro all-wheel drive system Audi magnetic ride, navigation, a 465-watt Bang & Olufsen Sound System, Audi parking system with backup camera, and 10-way heated sport seats.

Audi’s chrome R8 was made specifically for show purposes and the automaker has no plans to offer a chrome version for sale.

GALLERY: Chrome Audi R8 5.2 V10


 |  Jan 23 2009, 5:09 PM


We found these photos on – an excellent resource for photos of all sorts of ridiculous cars – and we just had to share them with you.

There’s no word on if this is a genuine paint job or just a wrap, but judging from the ripples in the paint we sure hope nobody (no matter how much money they have to blow) spent the big bucks on the real deal for this Mercedes C63.

What we can tell you is that the photos were taken outside the Mall of the Emirates (you know, that place with the indoor ski hill) in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.

Perhaps it’s all just a metaphor and the owner just wants to let the world know that he believes the 451hp C63 is worth its weight in gold.2e2l6w3


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