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Audi shows how an R8 is born [video]

"Handcrafted"

Audi has released a new video presenting how the 2013 R8 facelift is "handcrafted" at the Neckarsulm factory.

After promoting the range-topping R8 V10 Plus, Audi is back to provide a brief presentation of the supercar’s manufacturing process which takes place at the Neckarsulm factory where a team of 241 employees put together the firm's most powerful model on sale today.

The V10 Plus model has a 5.2-liter FSI engine with 550 HP (404 kW) and 398 lb-ft (540 Nm) of torque, good enough for a 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) sprint in 3.5 seconds and a top speed of 197 mph (317 km/h).

The R8 could be dethroned several years from now if Audi will eventually decide to put into the production the R10 / Scorpion diesel-electric supercar which promises to be "something very special and something that bears testament to our victories at Le Mans", according to technical chief Wolfgang Dürheimer.

Source: Audi

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AudiCarFans
Brilliant car, shows how Audi is "truth in engineering". Watch out BMW, Audi is going to humiliate you guys!
May 10, 2013 7:11 pm
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BiMMER
"truth in engineering" like who care.. it just a VW.
May 13, 2013 6:29 am
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Siawa
Such Beauty and Precision.
May 10, 2013 2:54 pm
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Phast104
What's the deal with the pics? The exhaust exits at the bottom corners of the bumper, yet in the dyno pic it's up by the taillights???
May 10, 2013 2:22 pm
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adrian.padeanu
Those pics you are referring to are from the previous video. The first related link. Check out the "stripped down to its heart" clip.
May 10, 2013 4:36 pm
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AudiRS7
The R8 is such an epic and beautiful car!
May 10, 2013 9:54 am
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