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I've been looking for threads that address this for awhile. One member, maybe dinkman or ezmaas, posted the copy of a letter from Audi USA, by Mark D, Audi Loyalty Team Lead, to one of our posters. I just tried to email him (Mark D at Audi) but it came back as undeliverable. I know some of you guys are very knowledgeable in build numbers pertaining to R8s. If I put my R8's particulars up here, can one of you let me know any data you have and/or who to contact to get more specific build numbers and data & how it pertains to my car? I've heard it's somewhat rare in the grand scheme of things R8. It's not a unicorn by any means, but would love to put it in perspective and determine & even document how rare, if at all, it is.
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2014 V10 Spyder S-Tronic, Estoril Blue Crystal Effect, Lunar Silver Napa Leather, black top, Piano Black Inlays, 19" Y-design Factory-High-Polish wheels. I can provide the actual VIN if it helps. Thanks all.
 

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2014 Audi R8 V10 Spyder - TestDriveNow.com Review by auto critic Steve Hammes

Also, this might be my actual car before I owned it. Tried to reach out to him by email to see if it was but also came back undeliverable. The carfax lists it being registered in Michigan in 2013 and the car in this video has Michigan plates. How many Estoril Blue S-Tronic V10 Spyders w/ Lunar Silver interiors w/ piano black inlays and factory polished wheels were registered in MI then? Prob not a lot, so my belief is it's mine. Kinda cool if it is. Also don't know how to go about finding that out. Any suggestions?
 

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As an US owner with a VIN, you can reach out to [email protected] and ask them for the specific number of cars built like yours.

I expect it will be very low as Estoril Blue was not a common color. There were 222 2014 V10 Spyders with S-Tronic sold in the calendar year (again, not the same as production numbers, but as close as we have). Prior statistical analysis suggest there may be around 6.3% in blue - which would mean around 14 in that pool of 222. But I'd say the blue over silver interior versus black may be even less common... so I'm guessing it's a very small number.

As I said, reach out to Audi and provide them with the VIN... let us know what you find out!
 

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Thanks very much ezmaass! Great information & I'll certainly let you know what I find out. The mechanic that works on my car thinks it's like 2 or 3. Hopefully we'll see soon. Thanks again, really appreciate it.
 

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A few years ago I did some research into the 2014 numbers via title records, and these are what I came up with. Unfortunately there are no further breakdowns other than bodystyle and transmission.

2014 R8 USA 🇺🇸
V8 Coupe MT - 10
V8 Coupe AT - 194
V8 Spyder MT - 32
V8 Spyder AT - 114
V10 Coupe MT - 51
V10 Coupe AT - 247
V10 Spyder MT - 36
V10 Spyder AT - 222
V10 Plus Coupe MT - 18
V10 Plus Coupe AT - 126
Total USA - 1,050

2014 R8 Canada 🇨🇦
V8 Coupe MT - 22
V8 Coupe AT - 44
V8 Spyder MT - 11
V8 Spyder AT - 33
V10 Coupe MT - 10
V10 Coupe AT - 21
V10 Spyder MT - 6
V10 Spyder AT - 37
V10 Plus Coupe MT - 4
V10 Plus Coupe AT - 10
Total Canada - 198

Total NAR - 1,248
 

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Thanks very much ezmaass! Great information & I'll certainly let you know what I find out. The mechanic that works on my car thinks it's like 2 or 3. Hopefully we'll see soon. Thanks again, really appreciate it.
I wouldn't be surprised if it's 2 or 3... I expect most of the blue ones were probably spec'd over black interior vs. silver/gray. It's a very nice looking combination!
 

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A few years ago I did some research into the 2014 numbers via title records, and these are what I came up with. Unfortunately there are no further breakdowns other than bodystyle and transmission.

2014 R8 USA 🇺🇸
V8 Coupe MT - 10
V8 Coupe AT - 194
V8 Spyder MT - 32
V8 Spyder AT - 114
V10 Coupe MT - 51
V10 Coupe AT - 247
V10 Spyder MT - 36
V10 Spyder AT - 216
V10 Plus Coupe MT - 18
V10 Plus Coupe AT - 126
Total USA - 1,044

2014 R8 Canada 🇨🇦
V8 Coupe MT - 22
V8 Coupe AT - 44
V8 Spyder MT - 11
V8 Spyder AT - 33
V10 Coupe MT - 10
V10 Coupe AT - 21
V10 Spyder MT - 6
V10 Spyder AT - 36
V10 Plus Coupe MT - 4
V10 Plus Coupe AT - 10
Total Canada - 197

Total NAR - 1,241
Thank you GroupB. That's impressive data you've gathered! It helps me for sure.
 

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I wouldn't be surprised if it's 2 or 3... I expect most of the blue ones were probably spec'd over black interior vs. silver/gray. It's a very nice looking combination!
I agree it's a nice looking combo, but I'm biased. I've seen a '14 Estoril blue V10 Spyder S-Tronic on BaT earlier this year I think, but it had black leather seats & door cards. They might've even been diamond-stitched inserts. Looked good but I had to admit that the lighter interior looks better IMO. It's funny, Audi calls it "Lunar Silver" but it's really just a nice light gray, which always complements nicely w/ blue, especially dark blue. I've sent my query to auditalk. I'll let you know what I hear back. Thanks again.
 

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A few years ago I did some research into the 2014 numbers via title records, and these are what I came up with. Unfortunately there are no further breakdowns other than bodystyle and transmission.

2014 R8 USA 🇺🇸
V8 Coupe MT - 10
V8 Coupe AT - 194
V8 Spyder MT - 32
V8 Spyder AT - 114
V10 Coupe MT - 51
V10 Coupe AT - 247
V10 Spyder MT - 36
V10 Spyder AT - 216
V10 Plus Coupe MT - 18
V10 Plus Coupe AT - 126
Total USA - 1,044

2014 R8 Canada 🇨🇦
V8 Coupe MT - 22
V8 Coupe AT - 44
V8 Spyder MT - 11
V8 Spyder AT - 33
V10 Coupe MT - 10
V10 Coupe AT - 21
V10 Spyder MT - 6
V10 Spyder AT - 36
V10 Plus Coupe MT - 4
V10 Plus Coupe AT - 10
Total Canada - 197

Total NAR - 1,241
Here's a bit of data for 2014 that I received from Audi if you're documenting:
  • 194 - 2014 Audi R8 V8 Coupe Quattro S Tronic sold in the U.S.
  • 45 - 2014 Audi R8 V8 Coupe Quattro S Tronic with the Phantom Black Pearl Effect exterior sold in the U.S.
  • 31 - 2014 Audi R8 V8 Coupe Quattro S Tronic with the Phantom Black Pearl Effect exterior and Black interior sold in the U.S.
 

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Here's a bit of data for 2014 that I received from Audi if you're documenting:
  • 194 - 2014 Audi R8 V8 Coupe Quattro S Tronic sold in the U.S.
  • 45 - 2014 Audi R8 V8 Coupe Quattro S Tronic with the Phantom Black Pearl Effect exterior sold in the U.S.
  • 31 - 2014 Audi R8 V8 Coupe Quattro S Tronic with the Phantom Black Pearl Effect exterior and Black interior sold in the U.S.
Thanks - good to see the 194 number matches up. The title search returns pretty accurate results, but sometimes one manages to escape being counted.
Also of note - AoA's numbers are not 100% infallible - because they are sales figures rather than production figures, they suffer from reporting lag, sometimes measured in years. For a car as old as 2014, things should be pretty well sorted out, but some of the more recent stuff keeps going up even though the cars are out of production.
 

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You were able to tally and cross check title/registrations?

Your qty. 247 '14 V10 Coupe Auto is correct:
  • 247 -2014 Audi R8 sold in the U.S.
  • 38 - 2014 Audi R8 with the Daytona Gray Pearl Effect exterior sold in the U.S.
  • 8 - 2014 Audi R8 with the Daytona Gray Pearl Effect exterior and Black/Red stitching interior sold in the U.S.
 

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You were able to tally and cross check title/registrations?

Your qty. 247 '14 V10 Coupe Auto is correct:
  • 247 -2014 Audi R8 sold in the U.S.
  • 38 - 2014 Audi R8 with the Daytona Gray Pearl Effect exterior sold in the U.S.
  • 8 - 2014 Audi R8 with the Daytona Gray Pearl Effect exterior and Black/Red stitching interior sold in the U.S.
Because Audi Sport VINs are sequential, it's a pretty simple process for anyone willing to put in the time.
 

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I do have complete breakdowns for 2015, but unfortunately that's the only Gen-1 year I was able to get done.
If you have 2015 numbers, I'd be interested to see how they compare with the sales numbers. What system are you using to look at registrations? I would have thought this would be state by state...
 

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Thanks very much ezmaass! Great information & I'll certainly let you know what I find out. The mechanic that works on my car thinks it's like 2 or 3. Hopefully we'll see soon. Thanks again, really appreciate it.
ezmaass is correct. Just email your VIN to Auditalk and they will give you the US sales numbers. This is the response I received in August when I inquired about mine.

"Regrettably, I am not aware of any website where the production and sales information can be accessed. However, I'm happy to provide the information listed in my system. I have also included information about similar R8s of that model year sold in the U.S. While we cannot determine sales numbers for vehicles with similar packages and options, I hope you find the information that I am able to provide useful.

Our records reflect the following sales numbers for 2017 R8 models built for the U.S. market:
  • 485 - 2017 Audi R8s sold in the U.S.
  • 29 - 2017 Audi R8s with the Dynamite Red exterior sold in the U.S.
  • 2 - 2017 Audi R8s with the Dynamite Red exterior and Rotor Gray interior sold in the U.S.
 

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A few years ago I did some research into the 2014 numbers via title records, and these are what I came up with. Unfortunately there are no further breakdowns other than bodystyle and transmission.

2014 R8 USA 🇺🇸
V8 Coupe MT - 10
V8 Coupe AT - 194
V8 Spyder MT - 32
V8 Spyder AT - 114
V10 Coupe MT - 51
V10 Coupe AT - 247
V10 Spyder MT - 36
V10 Spyder AT - 216
V10 Plus Coupe MT - 18
V10 Plus Coupe AT - 126
Total USA - 1,044

2014 R8 Canada 🇨🇦
V8 Coupe MT - 22
V8 Coupe AT - 44
V8 Spyder MT - 11
V8 Spyder AT - 33
V10 Coupe MT - 10
V10 Coupe AT - 21
V10 Spyder MT - 6
V10 Spyder AT - 36
V10 Plus Coupe MT - 4
V10 Plus Coupe AT - 10
Total Canada - 197

Total NAR - 1,241
Do you have these similar statistics for the other Gen 1 production years?
 

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If you have 2015 numbers, I'd be interested to see how they compare with the sales numbers. What system are you using to look at registrations? I would have thought this would be state by state...
The information is consolidated into nationwide databases - think Carfax or AutoCheck for example. You don't even need to see the specific records, which are behind a paywall - if a VIN has history available to purchase, a car exists for that VIN and it can be added to the production total.
Here are the 2015 numbers. I can give detailed color/option breakdowns for USA cars, but unfortunately not for Canada.

2015 R8 USA 🇺🇸
V8 Coupe MT - 56
V8 Coupe AT - 155
V8 Spyder MT - 19
V8 Spyder AT - 98
V10 Coupe MT - 35
V10 Coupe AT - 104
V10 Spyder MT - 14
V10 Spyder AT - 119
V10 Plus Coupe MT - 8
V10 Plus Coupe AT - 37
Competition Coupe - 60
V10 Carbon Spyder MT - 1
V10 Carbon Spyder AT - 16
Total USA - 722

2015 R8 Canada 🇨🇦
V8 Coupe MT - 9
V8 Coupe AT - 23
V8 Spyder MT - 1
V8 Spyder AT - 11
V10 Coupe MT - 6
V10 Coupe AT - 17
V10 Spyder MT - 6
V10 Spyder AT - 12
V10 Plus Coupe MT - 2
V10 Plus Coupe AT - 11
Competition Coupe - 10
Total Canada - 108

Total NAR - 830
 

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ezmaass is correct. Just email your VIN to Auditalk and they will give you the US sales numbers. This is the response I received in August when I inquired about mine.

"Regrettably, I am not aware of any website where the production and sales information can be accessed. However, I'm happy to provide the information listed in my system. I have also included information about similar R8s of that model year sold in the U.S. While we cannot determine sales numbers for vehicles with similar packages and options, I hope you find the information that I am able to provide useful.

Our records reflect the following sales numbers for 2017 R8 models built for the U.S. market:
  • 485 - 2017 Audi R8s sold in the U.S.
  • 29 - 2017 Audi R8s with the Dynamite Red exterior sold in the U.S.
  • 2 - 2017 Audi R8s with the Dynamite Red exterior and Rotor Gray interior sold in the U.S.
These numbers match what I have through my own research, but it should be noted that they only apply to the V10 Coupe, not the total production.
The 2 Dynamite/Rotor cars were both sold in Texas - 901067 went to Audi Plano and 905106 went to Audi Dallas.
 

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Do you have these similar statistics for the other Gen 1 production years?
I also did 2008 and 2009 because they are relatively simple, with a minimum of bodystyles and trim levels. As the years progress, you end up having to run many more searches to cover everything because the lineup got increasingly complex.

2008 R8 USA 🇺🇸
V8 Coupe MT - 238
V8 Coupe AT - 330
Total USA - 568

2008 R8 Canada 🇨🇦
V8 Coupe (no transmission breakout) - 127
Total Canada - 127

Total NAR - 695


2009 R8 USA 🇺🇸
V8 Coupe MT - 458
V8 Coupe AT - 533
V10 Coupe MT - 12
V10 Coupe AT - 19
Total USA - 1,022

2009 R8 Canada 🇨🇦
V8 Coupe (no transmission breakout) - 126
V10 Coupe (no transmission breakout) - 5
Total Canada - 131

Total NAR -1,153
 
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