Remember the beautiful Audi R8 created for Final Fantasy XV‘s feature film Kingsglaive? Apparently it will be available to the public, but only one will be sold in the whole world by the Japanese arm of Audi.
Today the car manufacturer released a fantastic trailer that you can see at the bottom of the post.
On top of that, we also get some info about the car itself and its setting from the official website.
Insomnia, Crown City of the enchanted Kingdom of Lucis
The walled city of insomnia, Crown City of the kingdom of Lucis, is shielded by a force field that offers full protection against enemy attacks and has granted its citizens an extended period of peace and prosperity. This protective shield is generated by a mysterious crystal in the control of King Regis Lucis Caelum CXIII.
Insomnia is a maze of transport arteries, neon illumined skyscrapers and ancient marble monoliths adorned in gold and platinum that cast splendid reflections upon surrounding skyscrapers. Visitors are typically mesmerized by the rare amalgamation of ancient culture and modern technology.
The best of Audi and the Royal Art Society of Lucis
Audi has played a pivotal role in the evolution of automobiles, always driven by its Vorsprung durch Technik slogan. One of its pinnacle achievements is the Audi R8, a genuine handcrafted work of art. Components are manually produced, assembled and polished to lustrous perfection by a small team of master craftsmen at the quattro GmbH factory.
The Royal Art Society of Lucis has likewise been a leader in the production of groundbreaking products. For over 150 years, it has taken on new challenges while never straying from its tradition of innovation and excellence. The unprecedented challenge this time was for the seasoned professionals at the Royal Art Society of Lucis to join Audi’s top engineers in creating something truly extraordinary — the Audi R8 Star of Lucis. A fusion of car and crystal.
From Audi to the Kingdom of Lucis
Audi proudly received a Royal Warrant from the Kingdom of Lucis in recognition of its automotive quality, performance and styling. In commemoration of this honor, and to celebrate the 20th birthday of Prince Noctis, heir to the throne, Audi custom designed the Audi R8 Star of Lucis for the Prince. This gift reflects our heartfelt gratitude to the citizens of the Kingdom of Lucis and to the Royal Family, which has long supported the automotive industry. We hope it brings joy to the Prince, his family and friends for years to come.
An exquisite finish in the royal color
Black represents the light of the Lucis Royal Family and coats the great crystal, intensifying its brilliance. There are many attractive shades of this royal color in the Kingdom of Lucis, including Ramuhstard Black and Lucis Ebony Black. However, we chose Ultrossic Black to complement the premium metallic finish with a subtle trace of purple.
Design inherited from the gods
This traditional pattern of the Tenebrae oracle clan confers peace, blessings and well being on the Kingdom of Lucis. It has long graced the decorations, attire and accessories of the Royal Family. Delicate yet strong, it conveys a luxury and dignity commensurate with a work of divine art.
Lucis emblem wheels
Each intricately crafted wheel represents the Kingdom of Lucis emblem with finely sculpted swords, the symbols of true mastery, brandished amid rose-like petals.
An interior fit for the Prince
In pursuit of interior beauty befitting the Royal Family, Audi pondered perfection and the qualities most valued by the Prince to arrive at a gratifying solution. The cockpit is efficiently designed and thoroughly refined to make driving intuitive. It frees the Prince to focus on the road while comfortably cruising for hours at high speed. The steering wheel is wrapped in fine leather that gently clings to the palms and features orange stitching carefully placed to enhance tactile pleasure. Clear royal quality audio is delivered by an advanced Bang & Olufsen sound system. A fully digital Audi virtual cockpit graces the instrument panel. Audi connect® provides internet access while Audi connect Navigator instantly links the Prince with an operator at any desired time. Diverse infotainment is always at the Prince’s command and within his field of view.
Performance worthy of the future King
In the Crown City Insomnia, where the automobile industry flourishes, a rare fuel from the Western Cavaugh is being fused with crystal to develop a new source of energy. Much of the technology is still experimental, but a number of resulting advances have already been applied to the Audi R8 V10 engine with dramatic effect. The engine responds smoothly and quietly through the streets of Insomnia, but roars with wild abandon when released from civilized constraints in the vast outer reaches of the kingdom.
The power to foil monsters
The 5.2-liter R8 V10 engine generates 610 PS and is mated with a dual-clutch, 7-speed S tronic® transmission to efficiently accelerate the R8 from zero to 100km/h in an exhilarating 3.2 seconds. Maximum speed is 330km/h. The driver’s seat, a virtual throne, combines firm support and princely comfort even at high G forces and when traveling at 330km/h. Should the Prince press the pedal to escape monstrous enemies, he will remain poised and properly supported. The driving experience refreshes, rather than fatigues, even during long journeys.
Note: Performance figures are based on testing conducted by Audi and the Royal Art Society of Lucis.
Now, just how cool is that? Just wait until you see the video.
Incidentally, the application process to purchase the car will start on November 21st. No pricing information was released just yet, but I’m quite sure that it isn’t going to be cheap.