The idea of making an all-wheel drive, two-seater, mid-engined vehicle changed the way many looked at the Germany company Audi.
In 2008 Audi's engineers decided to make a road legal version of their Le Mans-winning R8 prototype as they wanted something new for the brand, and also for the public.
The production Audi R8 borrowed underpinnings from the Lamborghini Gallardo but featured a totally unique style, and character.
From the first years of production, the R8 was powered by a 4.2 liters V8 engine and 420 HP. In 2010 they introduced a 5.2 liter and 525 HP V10 propulsor. A considerable change followed in 2011 when Audi made the R8 convertible, naming it R8 Spyder.
On the second generation of the R8, engineers used more of lightweight materials and evident a V10 engine with more power.
With the remarkable metamorphoses the Audi R8 has undergone, the car’s impact is unprecedented. The model was arguably the catalyst for the modern supercar industry standards.