Square Enix has recently released the Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV movie as an introduction to the newest addition to the Final Fantasy series that is set for release by the end of November 2016. Aside from the story, one factor that had fans excited was the car used in the movie, which was based on a real-life Audi R8. Square Enix, the developer of the Final Fantasy series, has always been known to have great CGI and rendering but they never did incorporate a vehicle that is based on a real one in the past.
The Star Of Lucis R8
Both gaming fans and petrol heads have been waiting for the official announcement of the real life R8 ever since rumors of an Audi-Square Enix partnership came out. A recent statement by the two companies confirmed that they are indeed creating the real life version that looks almost exactly the same as the one seen in the movie. The supercar will still hold Audi's V10 plus, an engine that provides 610 horsepower to all four wheels. The R8's V10 engine has a 5.2-liter displacement and a seven-speed dual clutch automatic transmission. Zero to 60 miles can be achieved in just 3.2 seconds and has a top speed of 330 kilometers per hour.
Aside from the engine, no further details have been provided yet by either of the two companies. The interior will feature fine black leather with white accents both on the steering wheel and on the side panels. White leather is used in the racing bucket seats instead of the traditional black. Bang & Olufsen provides the infotainment system with high-quality audio.
How Much Does It Cost
The price for the FF version of the R8 is set to an astonishing $469,256 dollars. An amount that is more than double the price of mass-produced R8's that starts at a base price of $192,450 dollars and maxes out at $202,750 dollars for the top of the line version. To fans disappointment, there will also be just one Star of Lucis Audi R8, which makes that chance of owning it closer to impossible. Audi Japan will be holding a raffle on November 21 at 10:00 am to give prospect buyers hope and a chance to own the only FF Audi R8.
Not only is this version a limited edition, but this is also going to be the only one. The only difference that can be visually seen are the decals or trim on the side air vents and other parts of the car and a new set of wheels. The price is more than double what the market is selling now but offers nothing new to the performance. Yes, the Audi R8 is powerful enough as it is, but a movie version could have been better if more horses were packed with it compared to the mass produced ones. Fans who either join the raffle or not will be the ones to decide whether the "Audi R8 Star of Lucis" is a true collector's item or just an Audi R8 in a different package.