Started as a development programin 2004, the Audi R8 which is a mid-engine, 2-seater sports car was officially launched at the Paris Auto Show in September 2006. The basic platform belongs to Lamborghini Gallardo (Lamborghini belongs to Audi, a group firm of the Volkswagen Group). It shares almost 50% of the same parts that is used for Audi’s GT3 LMS racing.
When it all began in 2006 the car was fitted with a 4.2 litre V8 engine. Today the same is equipped with a 5.2 litre V10 FSI (Fuel Stratified Injection) engine and the car is so powerful that it can do almost 330 km/hr. It is said that that 70 workers dedicatedly work on producing each cars.
To attain perfection there are 95 laser beams that inspect the car every 5 seconds to ensure that all the 200 plus dimensions are within the 0.1 mm range.
|- Premium collectible|
|- Licensed product|
|- Highly accurate plastic scale model|
|- Non-opening bonnet, boot and doors|
|- On plinth (platform base) and plexiglas hard-display case|
|Box Dimension (in inches)||7 x 3 x 3.5|