For the past 16 years, Audi has been a dominating force at the most prestigious endurance race in Europe – 24 Hours of Le Mans. One of the innovations that pushed Audi into the winner’s circle was the premiere of laser lights. During the late-night hours of Le Mans, laser lights gave the Audi team drivers the added advantage of being able to see more with a light that was further reaching and more intense. This advanced lighting upgrade comes standard in the 2017 Audi R8 V10 plus Coupé.
When you enter Building B14 of the Audi quattro GmbH factory in Neckarsulum, Germany, the immediate impression is one of quiet devotion. This is where each individual Audi R8 is brought into being by 241 dedicated specialists. Precision reigns supreme as these experts hand-measure and assemble the R8, only utilizing robots when absolutely necessary.