As mentioned, Audi UK hosted journalists at the track with both the new R8 GT and an example of the R8 LMS driven by Marino Franchitti. We've added a gallery of UK Audi R8 GT photos (some including the LMS) and have also uploaded several high-res and edited shots as wallpapers. View them below after the jumps.
Audi R8 GT (UK Spec) Photo Gallery
Audi UK recently held a press event around the UK-spec Audi R8 GT and took their own stab at pushing stories that it spawned over the edge by including the presence of an R8 LMS GT3-spec racecar giving thrill rides with professional race car driver Marino Franchitti. First to surface from the event is this video from the guys at EVO Magazine. Watch it below.
For this second video short as part of Audi of America's official R8 GT Week, Audi Sport driver Emanuele Pirro chats about the design of the R8 GT. As with other videos in the series, there's plenty of R8 GT flying around Infineon footage to go along with it.
In this first of four videos set for release during Audi's 'R8 GT Week' of social media content, Audi Sport driver Emanuele Pirro talks about the performance of the R8 GT, accented by plenty of footage of the R8 GT lapping Infineon. Enjoy.
Audi R8 GT Week Teaser (1 of 4) "Friends of the R8"
Audi R8 GT Week Teaser (2 of 4) - "OK to Stare"
Audi R8 GT Week Teaser (3 of 4) - "Greenhouse"
Audi R8 GT Week Teaser (4 of 4) - "Healthy Appetite"
We're not sure what to make of this R8 GT-based test mule spotted at the Nurburgring yesterday. Clearly the car is a factory mule and clearly it's been upgraded. Here's a quick rundown of the changes we spot.
•*Bigger racing-style front chin spoiler
•*Front and rear fender flaps indicating a likely wider track
•*Small Gurney flaps on rear to each side of spoiler
Spy photographers captured this interesting looking R8 tester exiting Audi's Neckarsulm facility this morning. What otherwise might appear as a run-of-the-mill Sepang Blue R8 Spyder is likely an early production mule of the upcoming R8 GT Spyder.
The most obvious change is the GT's large carbon fiber wing spoiler affixed to the rear deck. A closer look also reveals the red
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