The option for the R8 Illuminated Door Sills is new for the 2010 model year and I really did not know what to think prior to seeing it. Now that I have seen this option in person I like it but it would defiantly not make or break my decision on getting a new R8. The illuminated door sills are purely cosmetic and add that little flare. The illuminated sills remind you when getting into to your Audi “Ohh ya this is an R8” like you could forget. The 2 top pictures are of the illuminated door sill and the 3rd picture is of the standared door sill, both very nice.