When you think of Audi you don’t think of supercars, but I guess it helps to know that the VolksWagen Audi group actually created the worlds best and fastest supercar, the Bugatti Veyron. Yes, its owned by VW/Audi. Anyway, this isn’t regarding the mighty Veyron but instead, the little known Audi R8.
The Audi R8 has:
– a high-revving V8 FSI engine
– quattro permanent four-wheel
– an aluminium body
– and options like adaptive dampers and ceramic brakes.
Audi says that they didn’t skim on costs when it came to the R8, and everything has been designed to ensure optimum driving dynamics. Audi chairman, Ferdinand Piëch, says:
I started it when I returned to Audi as chairman in 2002. I have overseen the design and engineering teams for the past four years. Everyone has been looking forward to this day, the world premiere of our first mid-engined sports car. It is a key moment in the history of Audi.
The waiting is now over! The R8 is on display at the Paris Motorshow. Hope it makes its way down under for the Sydney motorshow!