Five-time Le Mans veteran and AudiWerks driver, Emanuele Pirro, has been with Audi long enough - 1994, to be straight - to know how the creative minds in the company work. So it really didn’t surprise him when Audi gave birth to the R8 supercar, which later on spawned the R8 GT, arguably the most powerful car to ever roll out of Ingolstadt.
In the second episode of the four-part Audi R8 GT Week series, Pirro talks about the design and overall make-up of the supercar. "I remember when we were shown the mock-up of the car, we were speechless because we couldn’t believe the car looked so beautiful," he said.
But more than just its striking good looks, Pirro also noted that the overall set-up of the car added up to a machine that packed more than just eye-catching aesthetics. It was proportioned really well, it had a good aerodynamic package, and the understatement effect of having that new rear spoiler on the R8 GT contributed to the car having better downforce.
Watch the video to see Pirro talk about the R8 GT in his own words.