Not So Subtle Upgrades For A Nardo Gray Audi R8 Plus

Many consider Nardo Gray as one of the coolest automotive finishes. While it may be an Audi proprietary color option,…

Many consider Nardo Gray as one of the coolest automotive finishes. While it may be an Audi proprietary color option, we’ve seen it on a range of vehicles, with the likes of Ferrari, BMW, Mercedes-AMG, and Lamborghini all benefiting from the subtle and elegant finish. But, Nardo Gray suits Audi vehicles the best – as can clearly be seen from this Audi R8 Plus build by R1 Motorsports.  This Audi R8 V10 Plus comes with impressive performance, a cool paint job, and some aftermarket goodies, namely, a set of our wheels.

The Audi R8 is powered by a 5.2 Liter V10 engine delivering 525 horsepower and 530 N⋅m (391 lb⋅ft) of torque, allowing the high-performance coupe to sprint from 0-100km/h (0-62mph) in as low as 4.1 seconds. The R8 will sprint all the way up to an impressive top speed of 313 km/h (194.49 mph). For this owner, however, the stock form – however impressive – wasn’t good enough for this owner. That’s why he turned to the aftermarket industry for high-quality visual modifications, elevating his Audi R8 to new heights.

Complete work was done by R1 Motorsport. This California based tuning company is our authorized dealership and they work on some of the world’s most exquisite supercars and luxury vehicles. In turn, they are the perfect people to complete a build like this.

The build started off with a complete carbon fiber aero kit. It consists of a VRS aero front splitter, VRS Aero rear diffuser and VRS Aero rear wing. All of the parts are made from pre-preg carbon fiber, affording them superior quality, stiffness and light weight. A perfect match for a performance-oriented vehicle like this one. The parts give the Audi R8 an aggressive look, but also create the perfect foundation for the addition of a set of aftermarket wheels.

In the wheel department, the customer opted-in for a set of ADV10 M.V2 CS series wheels. These multispoke wheels are light, made to exact specifications for this vehicle, allowing for a perfect fitment and adhering to all the specific demands set by this vehicle platform. The wheels are sized 20×9 and 21×12.5 in the front and rear, respectively. The customer chose a Brushed Gloss Manbronze finish. In turn, this gives the wheels a great contrasting effect set against the Nardo gray exterior. Furthermore, these wheels feature the 50/50 Exposed Hardware option with Titanium fasteners – a standard feature on all of our wheels produced after 12/1/2017 – adding a perfect accentuating touch.

Take a detailed look at this carbon-laden Audi R8 build with our ADV10 M.V2 Track Spec CS Series wheels in the media gallery right below.