People and technology are equally important in the production of the Audi R8. Advanced manufacturing technologies go hand in hand with the skills and precision of highly trained and extremely experienced craftsmen.
At the plant in Neckarsulm, Germany, the Audi R8 is mostly hand-built and hand-assembled in a step-by—step process that guarantees maximum quality and workmanship at every stage of production, from the welds in the aluminium body to the processing of materials for the interior.
ln the Audi R8, sportiness is expressed not just in engine power and driving dynamics. lt starts in the cockpit, where a ﬂat-bottom sport steering wheel and distinctive sport seats plus aluminium» look pedals and foot supports provide the driver with a ﬁtting reception.
High-quality materials such as carbon and leather create an ambience of exclusivity which can be reﬁned and personalised still further by a wide range of custom options. The design of the interior mirrors the dynamic of the exterior styling.
The eye is immediately caught by the line reaching up from the centre console. Generously framing the dashboard and stretching to the side panelling of the door, it encircles the driver like the “monoposto” cockpit of a race car. The impression is reinforced by the instruments, all pointing towards the driver.
In the centre of the cockpit, the speedometer and rev counter document the pulse of the power source—the mid-mounted engine located behind the driver as in a race car.
One special highlight is the optional Bang & Olufsen Surround Sound system. Twelve speakers, a 465—watt digital ampliﬁer and dynamic road noise compensation produce acoustic brilliance—for exceptional sound in a setting to match.