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.

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Kirby Garlitos
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Kirby’s first exposure into the world of automobiles happened when he caught Knight Rider on television as a five-year old boy. David Hasselhoff didn’t leave much of an impression on him (that happened later on in Baywatch), but KITT certainly did. To this day, Kirby remains convinced that he will one day own a car with the same ‘spirit’ as the original KITT (not the 2008 monstrosity). He doesn't know when that will be, but until then, he’s committed to expressing his love for KITT, and all cars for that matter, here at TopSpeed.  Read More
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2 comments:

  (379) posted on 08.12.2011

Admittedly, I was impressed with the speed performance of the car and its stylish details. I really love seeing this car blast in the race track.

  (745) posted on 08.12.2011

hmm. This car is looks like the aftermarket version offer by the Wheelsandmore. The car really look so elegant and stylish. The awesome performance of the car in the video just leave smile on my face! I would say that this is the best production offer by the Audi.

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