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One-off Audi R8 "Star of Lucis" supercar to scream off the screen into someone's garage

One-off Audi R8 "Star of Lucis...
The Audi R8 Star of Lucis in an action scene from Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV
The Audi R8 Star of Lucis in an action scene from Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV
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Reality: the one-off Audi R8 Star of Lucis
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Reality: the one-off Audi R8 Star of Lucis
Reality: the one-off Audi R8 Star of Lucis still packs that V10 engine
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Reality: the one-off Audi R8 Star of Lucis still packs that V10 engine
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Reality: the one-off Audi R8 Star of Lucis nice leather seats
Reality: the one-off Audi R8 Star of Lucis features swords and sorcery patterning
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Reality: the one-off Audi R8 Star of Lucis features swords and sorcery patterning
The Audi R8 Star of Lucis in an action scene from Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV
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The Audi R8 Star of Lucis in an action scene from Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV
The CG Audi R8 from Final Fantasy XV
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The CG Audi R8 from Final Fantasy XV
Audi's royal warrant from the Kingdom of Lucis.
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Audi's royal warrant from the Kingdom of Lucis.
The Audi R8 Star of Lucis: interior scene from the movie
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The Audi R8 Star of Lucis: interior scene from the movie
The Audi R8 Star of Lucis: some modern car porn in a fantasy movie
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The Audi R8 Star of Lucis: some modern car porn in a fantasy movie
The Audi R8 Star of Lucis: impressive custom design
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The Audi R8 Star of Lucis: impressive custom design
The Kingdom of Lucis, protected by an invisible shield generated by a crystal. Just go with it.
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The Kingdom of Lucis, protected by an invisible shield generated by a crystal. Just go with it.
The Audi R8 Star of Lucis: understated but nicely done
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The Audi R8 Star of Lucis: understated but nicely done
The Audi R8 Star of Lucis: wheels and inset panels are the giveaway that this thing costs three times as much as a regular R8
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The Audi R8 Star of Lucis: wheels and inset panels are the giveaway that this thing costs three times as much as a regular R8
The Audi R8 Star of Lucis: wheels inspired by the Lucis royal emblems
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The Audi R8 Star of Lucis: wheels inspired by the Lucis royal emblems
The Audi R8 Star of Lucis: interior shot in CG
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The Audi R8 Star of Lucis: interior shot in CG
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A sweet custom Audi R8 made a head-scratching cameo in the recent Final Fantasy XV movie, and now Audi has made the computer-generated vehicle a reality. The R8 Star of Lucis is a one-off custom supercar that one lucky buyer, chosen by lottery, gets to drive away.

Audi can count some pretty special achievements in its 106-odd years, but not every manufacturer can lay claim to a Royal Warrant from the Kingdom of Lucis.

Even under extreme military pressure from the empire of Niflheim, it seems Prince Noctis of Lucis had the time to spec out a pretty sweet set of wheels, in the form of an Audi R8 "Star of Lucis," which made for some chin-scratching moments in the latest Final Fantasy movie.

The Audi R8 Star of Lucis: wheels and inset panels are the giveaway that this thing costs three times as much as a regular R8
The Audi R8 Star of Lucis: wheels and inset panels are the giveaway that this thing costs three times as much as a regular R8

Essentially a giant trailer for the upcoming Final Fantasy XV video game, the movie Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV features a bizarre mix of swords and sorcery, demons, dragons and ghouls, as well as modern cities and things like Audi R8s, done up very nicely mind you to suit the prevailing fashion trends in Lucis.

And now, Audi has announced it's bringing the real car, represented in the anime world, back into real life with the creation of one – and only one – R8 Star of Lucis.

It's got fancy swoopy wheels inspired by the royal sword, deep black paint (that's a signal of nobility in Lucis town), and there's nifty little bits of arabesque patterning modeled on the royal hankies.

The Audi R8 Star of Lucis: wheels inspired by the Lucis royal emblems
The Audi R8 Star of Lucis: wheels inspired by the Lucis royal emblems

It actually looks pretty cool, and Audi is putting the right to buy it up in a lottery, since there's only one. The lucky winner gets to slap down ¥50,000,015, or just under US$470,000 and drive it away. That's quite a jump from the base model R8's MSRR of US$162,900, but then the guy that buys this thing is probably a Kingsglaive (whatever that is) and I'm not.

Check out the car in the video below.

Source: Audi

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3 comments
Dan Parker
I've just got to have that car, but there is no info in the article about how to enter the lottery. I feel lucky and if they'll let me trade in my 2001 Ford Focus wagon to whittle the price down a bit, I may just be able to swing it. Damn!... I think I'm starting to wake up...
CharlieSeattle
So how does one enter the contest????
psiclone
You had me until we got to the side shot...how gaudy.