AUDI R8 – BREATHTAKING INNOVATION
The Audi R8 road car was adapted from the successful, hyper-powered Audi R8 race car. The design process began in 2004 with the original prototype designed by Frank Lamberty and Julian Hoenig. After a successful run of field tests in January 2006, the finished product was launched on the 30th September of the same year at the Paris Auto Show. Built at Audi's recently renovated factory in Neckarsulm in Germany, the car was designed, developed and manufactured by Quattro GmbH, and uses an aluminium monocoque which is based on the lauded 'Audi Space Frame' technology. Available with a choice of mid-range engines and with a soft top or traditional roof, the Audi R8 is 50kg lighter than Audi's previous model, making it more nimble on the road. The faster acceleration speed and enhanced, easier handling will also appeal to fans of the Audi sports car brand.