Audi R8 V10 stretch limo is the first sign of imminent apocalypse

If you needed proof that the world will come to an end in 2012, just know that this will be the year that someone actually builds a stretch limo variant of the Audi R8 5.2 FSI Quattro.

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Audi R8 stretch limo
No, this R8 isn't hitting warp speed. It's been stretched into a limo. Limo Broker

If you needed proof that the world will come to an end in 2012, just know that this will be the year that someone actually builds a stretch limo variant of the Audi R8 5.2 FSI Quattro.

Commissioned by Limo Broker and currently in production by Carbonyte UK, the formerly two-seater Audi R8 will be stretched to accommodate six more sport bucket seats, bringing the total passenger count to eight. When it is completed, the right-hand-drive vehicle will see service in Limo Broker's fleet, which also includes a stretch Ferrari 360 Modena, in the U.K. sometime later this year.

The R8 V10, as it's more commonly known, will retain the 5.2-liter FSI V-10 engine indicated in its namesake. The engine's amidships configuration will also be retained, although I'd posit that the definition of "mid-engined" is stretched significantly when you're talking about a vehicle that's been, well, stretched significantly. No word has been given as to whether this prom night special will retain its Quattro all-wheel-drive system or if it'll be converted to rear-wheel drive when it goes under the knife.

Audi R8 limo
The supercar's proportions seem a bit distorted post-stretch. Limo Broker

Audi R8 stretch limo
Up two 8 passengers can ride in 'style' in the R8 limo's sport bucket seats. Limo Broker

Check out the video below for a rendering of the world's first (and, hopefully, last) stretched Audi R8 V10.

Source: Carscoop

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