The influence of racing is already visible in the design. The Audi R8 is broader than your usual sports car. With its curved forward positioned cockpit, it appears to crouch on the road ready to pounce at any moment. The vital statistics of the two-seater are 1.90 metres wide, 4.43 metres long and only 1.25 metres high.
But the low height only serves to amplify the effect of the colour-contrasting sideblades graphically highlighting the air inlets. The dynamic of the Audi R8 is reflected in its styling.
The front end is dominated by two gently curving headlights with LED daytime running light and a slim Singleframe grille, flanked by more outward stretching air inlets indicating the car’s sporting prowess.
The effect is mirrored in the powerful rear end, where huge air outlets and distinctive LED rear lights additionally emphasise the width and muscle of the Audi R8. ln addition, there’s a rear spoiler which extends automatically depending on speed and can also be controlled manually.
lt provides further downward thrust to support the suction effect created by the aerodynamically designed underbody and the diffusers. lt’s an exterior which combines function and design into an enthralling sculpture.