It’s a daunting question to ask, but one that should be laid out nonetheless. What do you do when you have an empty airstrip, a ton of rolling video cameras, ALMS driver Nathan Swartzbaugh at your disposal, and an Audi R8 5.2 FSI waiting to be unleashed?

Okay, the answer isn’t that difficult given that it’s pretty obvious what you would do. Roll the cameras, get Swartzbaugh behind the wheel of the R8, and say, “go!”

Granted, the whole process of piecing together a 30-second spot of a supercar blasting along an airstrip takes more than a few hours; actually, it’s closer to an entire day, which is how long it took the folks over at WebRidesTV to shoot this footage. It’s not as easy as it looks either. The preparation, the shooting, and the production work is enough hard work to make the heads of those who know nothing about production spin faster than a jacked-up carousel.

But that’s why we have these guys to thank. They do all the hard work and all we have to do is wait for the final product and watch it as soon as it’s done. Not all that difficult, is it?


Source: Web Rides TV

Kirby Garlitos
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  (858) posted on 12.7.2010

lovely, these guys are really mad with the R8’s performance. Pushing it to the limit is their topic for today.

  (555) posted on 07.6.2010

well good thing that the marine air base had allowed them to play with the R8 on the air strip.

  (648) posted on 07.5.2010

r8 uses power to drift over the concrete.. unlike other cars they used the E-brake to skid and slide.

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