Audi Turns Its R8 RWD Into A USA-Available Limited-To-30 ‘Panther’ Supercar

Dec 2, 2020

Category: Rides

If you were already a fan of Audi’s performance-focused R8 flagship, it’s likely that you’re privy to the recent release of the brand’s bespoke, rear-wheel-drive variant within the US market. However, if you decided to spend your hard-earned cash on the initial introduction of the car, you’d better prepare yourself — the German outfit has just announced a special, limited-to-30 edition of the car, known as the “Panther.”

The upper-echelon Panther Edition is essentially a cosmetic upgrade to the already-established vehicle, decorating the manufacturer’s 2021 platforms in a supremely-rare shade of Panther Black crystal. Contrasting attributes, including Crimson Red Nappa leather upholstery, accents, and edges, provide the perfect amount of poppiness to the vehicle’s shadowy demeanor, pairing seamlessly with its race-inspired shell seats, newly-introduced sports exhaust, and charred badging. Inside, the vehicle’s seductive, 532-horsepower 5.2-liter FSI V10 engine is drowned out by the addition of an Audi virtual cockpit and 13-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system. All of these unique upgrades come at a price, however. You can expect to pay around $40,000 more than the car’s stock RWD option, clocking in at an astonishing $183,300 overall.

Purchase: $183,300

HiConsumption is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more

More From Rides

Ken Onion & CRKT Teamed On A Low-Profile Folder Perfect For EDC

The Stylus is one of four new knives Onion has designed for the company.

Posted By Johnny Brayson

Partner

lululemon's Fast And Free Windbreaker Rethinks Traditional Running Outerwear

Crafted using stretchy SpeedWeave fabric for an uninhibited range of motion.

Posted By Gray Van Dyke

Partner
Featured Image

Mercedes-Benz Finally Unveils Its EQS Sedan, The First True Luxury EV

There's a dual-motor AWD variant good for 516hp and 478 miles of range.

Posted By

Apr 16, 2021

Featured Image

Flying Cars May Finally Arrive In 2026 & You Can Pre-Order This One Right Now

The first consumer drive & fly eVTOL is now taking orders.

Posted By

Apr 16, 2021

Featured Image

This Eye-Catching Custom CB550 Cafe Racer Motorcycle Could Be Yours

A breathtaking build that started its life as an amateur's unfinished effort.

Posted By

Apr 15, 2021

Featured Image

This 1946 Indian Chopper Started The Roland Sands Design Motorcycle Legacy

A one-off Performance Machine two-wheeler more than 50 years in the making.

Posted By

Apr 15, 2021