Fresh from its appearance as the safety car at the Le Mans 24 hours, the Audi R8 will be take on the same role in the DTM race series and the model will make it a double debut with a second R8 serving as a racing taxi as well.

Fresh from its appearance as the safety car at the Le Mans 24 hours, the Audi R8 will be take on the same role in the DTM race series and the model will make it a double debut with a second R8 serving as a racing taxi as well.

As you would expect from the superb mid-engined sportscar, the required modifications were only minimal. "There were not many modifications required, though, because the R8 possesses the genes of a perfect sports car,” says Werner Frowein, managing director of quattro GmbH.

Both the safety car and racing taxi will be used for the first time at the Norisring Speed Weekend.

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