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

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

(Credit: 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.

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