Audi shows how an R8 is born [video]


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 AudiCarFans
Brilliant car, shows how Audi is "truth in engineering". Watch out BMW, Audi is going to humiliate you guys!
May 11th, 2013 2:11am
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"truth in engineering" like who care.. it just a VW.
May 13th, 2013 1:29pm
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Siawa Siawa
Such Beauty and Precision.
May 10th, 2013 9:54pm
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Phast104 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 10th, 2013 9:22pm
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adrian.padeanu 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 10th, 2013 11:36pm
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AudiQuattro AudiQuattro
The R8 is such an epic and beautiful car!
May 10th, 2013 4:54pm
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