Audi Offers Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV Film Car for US$470,000
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
According to Audi's official website, the car manufacturer teamed up with the Royal Art Society of Lucis to create the car. Audi produced the car to celebrate the 20th birthday of Prince Noctis, the heir to the throne of the kingdom of Lucis in Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV.
Audi's "Royal Warrant from the Kingdom of Lucis in recognition of its automotive quality, performance and styling"
The website details the car's royalty-worthy quality. The noble "Ultrossic Black" car features "Advanced engineering from a higher realm." Its arabesque patterning and Lucis emblem wheels showcase the "Design inherited from the gods." "An interior fit for the Prince" and "Performance worthy of the future King" ensures the driver enjoys an exclusive experience. If danger should dare to block the car's way, its "5.2-liter R8 V10 engine generates 610 PS," which endows the driver with "The power to foil monsters."
Lucky for Final Fantasy fans, this car is available in the real world. Audi will hold a lottery to sell The Audi R8 Star of Lucis, the one and only vehicle of its kind. The lottery will open on November 21, and the winner will have the honor of purchasing the car for 50,000,015 yen (about US$470,000).
While the Final Fantasy XV characters' in-game vehicle has a flying modification, Audi has yet to confirm whether The Audi R8 Star of Lucis can likewise overcome the constraints of mere plebians' machines. Regular versions of the Audi R8 sports car went on sale in Japan in June.
The Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV film opened in theaters in Japan on July 9, then it opened in select theaters in the United Station on August 19. The Blu-ray Disc containing the film shipped in Japan on September 30, the same day the Final Fantasy XV PlayStation 4 and Xbox One game was scheduled to ship. However, Square Enix delayed the game to November 29. Sony released the film on Blu-ray Disc in North America on October 4.
Update: Game release date corrected. Thanks, Mc-Taz
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