2008 Audi R8 DTM safety car review and pictures

Posted on Tuesday, 1 July 2008 , 20:07:48 byVeronica

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Audi R8 DTM safety car

Germans from Audi will use the Audi R8 this weekend as the official DTM safety car for the first time. It will also be used as a racing taxi as well. Quattro GmbH offers two of the mid-engine sports cars capable of generating 420 horsepower to the German Motorsport Association on the occasion of the Norisring Speed Weekend. So that you know, the two cars were prepared especially to be used a safety cars by the manufacturer at the Neckarsulm plant. This is not all. The German carmaker also developed another Audi R8 to be used as a racing taxi

Double début at the Norisring in Nuremberg: This weekend, the Audi R8 will be used as the official DTM safety car for the first time " and as a racing taxi as well.

quattro GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of AUDI AG handed over two of the 420-hp mid-engine sports cars to the German Motorsport Association (DMSB) on the occasion of the "Norisring Speed Weekend". The two Audi R8 cars were prepared specifically for use as safety cars by quattro GmbH at the Neckarsulm plant. "There were not many modifications required, though, because the R8 possesses the genes of a perfect sports car," says Werner Frowein, managing director of quattro GmbH.

Another Audi R8 was carefully prepared by quattro GmbH for use as a racing taxi.