PistonHeads: Audi Sport Mulls GT3 Styling Cues for ‘Extreme’ R8


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Anyone fancy a rear-drive R8 that takes its cue from Audi Sport’s GT3 race car? Because fingers crossed that’s exactly what the manufacturer’s performance division boss, Oliver Hoffman, is cooking up. Buoyed by the success of the rear-drive RWS and acknowledging that Audi Sport lacks an equivalent to Porsche’s GT models and AMG’s soon-to-return Black Series, Hoffman said “pedestrian safety regulations” not a lack of internal support are the biggest challenges engineers face when it comes to building a GT3-inspired R8…

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