words: Bill, photos/video: Classic Driver, Audi AG, Square Enix
Ok, I have to admit that I had no idea what ‘Star of Lucis’ was. I’m vaguely familiar with Final Fantasy (I had to ask my 15 year old son) but I’m more familiar with an Audi R8 V10 plus. This one is just that…the only one in the world. The Star of Lucis appeared in the feature length CG film Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV. Audi took that CG car and created what you see here.
Final Fantasy Wiki (there’s a wiki for everything apparently) describes it as:
The “Ultrossic Black” car features “Advanced engineering from a higher realm.” Its arabesque patterning (said to be the traditional pattern of the Tenebrae Oracle clan) and Lucis emblem wheels showcase the “design inherited from the gods.” “An interior fit for the Prince” and “performance worthy of the future King” ensure the driver enjoys an exclusive experience. Should danger 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.” Maximum speed is 330km/h.
Audi held a lottery to sell the car. The lottery opened on November 21, 2016, and the winner could buy the car for 50,000,015 yen (about US$470,000). The car was on display in Tokyo Auto Salon 2019 11–13 January at the Makuhari Messe, where the car was also auctioned.
Here’s the ad:
It’s listed at a stunning ¥260,000,000 JPY ($2,353,207 USD). You would either have to be a HUGE fan of Final Fantasy or a person who wants what anyone else in the world can’t have. If you are either person, you can find the Star of Lucis here.