This is a picture of a one-off chrome-effect R8 that’s been created by Audi and donated to the Elton John AIDS Foundation for the EJAF charity auction. It is, of course, revolting.
But seeing as the manufacturer’s taste failings generated £250,000 for the charity last night - that’s £132,290 over book price - we shan’t pile into it too much.
We will, however, use it as an excuse to show you how they could have done it. Click on for a gallery of the better-looking tuned R8s this side of Ingolstadt.