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The Audi R8 and its motorsport history

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The Audi R8 and its motorsport history


The Motorsport top class
The motorsport department of Audi  is one of the most successful brands in motorsports with numerous victories in the FIA ​​Rally World Cup and the German Touring Car Championship.

Especially from 1981 to 1984 the legendary Audi Quattro came up with four-wheel-drive and a turbo engine.

Also from 1988-1998 Audi wasn´t indispensable in the touring car series. In 1991 racing legend Hans-Joachim Stuck won the DTM with the Audi V8 quattro.

The absolute success story writes the motorsport department of Audi in the endurance races in Le Mans and the American offshoot of the American Le Mans Series.
At the 24-hour race at Le Mans the Audi R V10 TDI won the race in 2006. It was the first time a diesel vehicle won.

In the American 24-hour racing series, the Audi team was unbeaten from 2000 to 2008. In 2012 the Audi R18 e-tron quattro, won the race at LeMans as the first hybrid vehicle for the first time. You can experience the full  Motorsport feeling at our exclusive Racetrack-events.

Birth of a legend: Audi R8
The prestigious object, still under the direction of Martin Winterkorn, definitely sets standards.

A provocative, aggressive appearance meets the roots of motorsport. The result was the fastest and most expensive car in company history.
The design of the mid-engine sports car is forming from the Le Mans quattro study and the Audi RSQ, known in the Hollywood movie as "I Robot".


In April 2007, the sale of the Audi R8 started in Germany. First, as a coupe in the 4.2-liter V8 FSI version with a proud 420 HP – top speed at 300 km / h. This is an experience that every car lover must have made at least once in their life.

Driving an Audi R8 is not just driving a car, it is an unforgettable experience. Just rent an Audi R8 @Motion Drive and feel the power of German high quality engineering.

In April 2010, the portfolio has been extended to the R8 Spyder, which can also be ordered with a 5.2 liter ten-cylinder. With a maximum torque of 535 Nm at 6500min-1 the V10 makes 525 hp.

Due to the 20 kg high-speed fabric roof the Spyder omitted the R8 typical sideblades from carbon fiber composite.

The selling price of the Roadster is € 156,400, which is € 14,000 above the respective coupes. Audi R8 Spyder can be rent unproblematic at Motion Drive.


In 2012 the R8 gets the major facelift. Technical improvements include the twin-clutch gearbox S-tronic, which brings significantly shorter switching times. Further improvements are the revised standard LED headlights, optically modified taillights, modified single-frame grille and tailpipes.

No matter which version of the R8 you want to drive, Motion Drive will be your partner. Our website will give you a comprehensive insight into our product portfolio. You decide how long you want to experience the incredible power and dynamism of the Audi R8.

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