For the past eight years, Audi has created a special model to be auctioned off at the EJAF White Tie & Tiara Ball. Last year, Elton John’s charity was able to pull in £350,000 (about $522,500 at the current rates) by auctioning off the pink Audi A1 designed by renowned British artist Damien Hirst. This year, Audi doubled its efforts by providing not one, but two one-off chromed R8 Spyders for the auction, one from Audi Group Germany and one from Audi UK. In total, the two cars were auctioned off for an impressive £620,000 - or almost $1 million at the current exchange rates.

The chrome look is something we’ve seen before on an Audi R8. The German automaker brought a chrome-domed R8 5.2 FSI V10 coupe to the Frankfurt Motor Show back in 2009. It received plenty of attention at the auto show, so we’re not surprised it was such a rousing success at the charity event.

"We are absolutely delighted to have been instrumental in raising such a magnificent sum for Sir Elton’s charity," commented Jeremy Hicks, Director of Audi UK. "We couldn’t, of course, have done so without the incredible generosity of Sir Elton’s guests, to whom we owe an enormous vote of thanks" he added.

  • 2011 Audi R8 Spyder Chrome for the Elton John AIDs Foundation
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  (728) posted on 11.30.2011

Yeah! Maria Nalocca is right. Its body paint is already a mirror which I thought brings an expensive market price on it. smiley Anyway, I wonder if what is the engine specification of this one? Well, I hope that it is impressive as well.

  (306) posted on 10.27.2011

I love its mirror-like body paint! It is absolutely very striking on that, and I must say that it is so classy and luxurious either on that paint. Well, I just only hope that it had an impressive engine either.

  (647) posted on 10.5.2011

Very highly innovative and futuristic silver scheme. One of the exotic cars, they’re really a creative on choice details for the car.

  (630) posted on 09.12.2011

The glossy chrome paint is so awesome and perfect on this car. It is really a bit too pricey but it is worth money spending for. So much angst and luxurious looks.

  (692) posted on 07.1.2011

I think that even though this one is a bit on the pricey, a lot of people would really not care. For one, this is one of a kind, so it would definitely be worth the bid price.

  (458) posted on 06.29.2011

Hmm, I think that this is a bid odd. I am not really into those chrome colored cars, but I would agree that it dews look flasher than usual. Besides, this is for charity, so I would let it go.

  (446) posted on 06.28.2011

I would say that this one is definitely a one of a kind ride. Good thing that they are selling this one for a charitable cause, really makes owning it even more worthwhile.

  (302) posted on 06.28.2011

Well, whoever won the auctions would definitely one lucky guy indeed. Just take a look at these cars and you definitely would agree that they are really a beauty.

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