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.
As announced late last week, this week is R8 GT content week according to Audi of America. Given this, we've decided to play along and throw even more R8 GT content at our readers. Throughout the week, expect more including new photo sets, video, our own review of the R8 GT and more. For now, we couldn't think of a better place to start the R8 GT Week plus push than this review from
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've just stumbled across some of the latest modifications for the Audi R8 by TID Styling. Most known for their carbon fiber trim and body panels, the most noticeable feature on this car must be the carbon fiber hood. Discounting the cowl texturing, the large D-shaped outlet (or outlet appearance portion of the design) reminds us quite a bit of the carbon hood specced on the GT3 class R8 LMS by Audi Sport.
When we last toured the quattro GmbH's R8 production line in Neckarsulm, Germany, we were told that most R8s are built in neutral shades such as white, silver, black or grey. Apparently the person who ordered this R8 V10 Spyder didn't get the memo. Dipping into the Audi Exclusive custom paint option for the Audi R8, this particular open-air R8 gets Audi's loud Imola Yellow paint.
Gregory Roselli, participant in this year's BullRun road rally, was arrested early Friday morning following an accident involving his Audi R8 Spyder and a Honda sedan. According to reports, Roselli lost control of his car after a rear tire delaminated on the southbound side of the turnpike near State Road 408 in Orange County. The R8 first hit the barrier and then the Honda. No one was injured, but Roselli was charged with "participating
Those in the world of exotic cars and likely those car buffs beyond know the name Akrapovič. Known for their lightweight titanium exhaust systems that border on artwork, the team at Akrapovič have begun a tease of their latest product tailored to the Audi R8 V10. The shot above of an R8 Spyder is from the team's Facebook page and shots below were gleaned from