If you thought the standard Audi R8 Spyder wasn’t showy enough, then this could be the car for you. Created by Audi UK and donated for auction at the White Tie and Tiara Ball, this Gumbal-ready R8 Spyder is bound to create something of a stir out on the roads.

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A dazzling and unique mirror-like chromed finish has been applied to the 194mph open-top sports car especially for the occasion – which took place on Thursday June 23rd – to attract the highest possible bids in the auction that raises hundreds of thousands of pounds for the Elton John Aids Foundation (EJAF) annually.

“Sir Elton John’s fundraising ball really is a golden ticket event that is as glamorous as it is hugely effective in fundraising terms,” commented Jeremy Hicks, Director of Audi UK.

“We are delighted, and enormously proud, to support it for a ninth year with the donation of what is arguably our most fittingly glamorous model,” he added.

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The R8 Spyder features a fully-automatic lightweight fabric hood, plus manual transmission combined with the R8’s range-topping 518 bhp V10 engine which would normally retail at £117,710.

The Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) was established in 1993, and is amongst the 10 largest AIDS grant-making organisations in the world, currently managing over £14 million in programmes across 15 countries supporting thousands of men, women and children with life-saving medication, as well as information, nutrition, education, shelter and support. The White Tie & Tiara Ball, now in its 13th year, is the EJAF’s foremost fundraising event, and has been supported by Audi with special auction lots for the past eight years.

For more information on EJAF visit www.ejaf.com