The Audi R8 was the embodiment of racing technology that dominated Le Mans.
The R8 race car reigned supreme at Le Mans for three years from 2000 and completely dominated the event with two 1-2-3 finishes and one 1-2 finish during this time. The machine that brought this unrivaled racing technology to the streets was the Audi R8. It featured the Audi Space Frame (ASF) body which is at the leading edge in design technology and even utilized a magnesium section to deliver its lightweight and high-performance. However, production was so intricate, it was almost hand-crafted. Audi also installed quality control systems that used x-ray technology to detect flaws in welding points in a supercar typical of German thoroughness. The engine was 4.2 liter FSI direct injection V8DOHC adopted from the racing car with maximum output of 420 PS. Audi's 6-speed R-Tronic combined with its mechanical gearbox and oil-pressure clutch delivered precision control from the race circuit to the highways. With only 20 cars manufactured per day, its a lucky day if you see any of these masterpieces on the street.