Tune In: Audi R8 featured on Smithsonian Channel’s Supercar Builds
Be sure to watch the Smithsonian’s Supercar Build video featuring the Audi R8 Supercar!
We have been huge fans of the R8 since we first laid eyes upon it in Geneva, all those years ago. Since that time, we’ve sampled a variety of R8s, first the V10 5.2 Coupe, a variety of Spyders, and then the facelifted models. Finally, we brought the latest version of the R8 to Waterfest this past summer.
Two decades ago, Audi was an outsider in the sports car world. Now, over a dozen Le Mans wins later, the brand is taking what they’ve learned from racing and applying it to the street. Enter the Audi factory in Germany, where highly trained craftspeople are building the second generation R8 V10 Plus, the fastest production machine to ever wear the four rings. See how this $180,000+ speedster’s radical style, game-changing reliability, and heady performance helped transform not only the supercar class, but Audi itself.