AUDI R8 n.8
The Audi R8 n.8 is the prototype with which Audi won its first 24 hours of Le Mans in 2000. The Audi after the year of experience with the two models of 1999, the R8R with the cockpit discovered and the R8C with a coupé cockpit, decided to channel its research into the uncovered car. The abandonment of many manufacturers in the endurance championship, made the Ingolstadt manufacturer the most authoritative for the final victory.
Biella, Pirro and Kristensen won the 2000 Le Mans 24 Hours on the Audi R8 n.8. Thanks to their performance and reliability, the R8 obtained a hat-trick, while in second place with a lap of a distance came Aiello, Ortelli and McNish and third with three laps the trio Abt, Alboreto and Capello. During the season, Audi participated in the American Le Mans Series, the Le Mans trio won the 12 Hours of Sebring, the Grand Prix of Texas and the Grand Prix of Las Vegas.
Audi R8 2000
Carbon fiber and aluminum honeycomb monocoque
Length: 4650 mm
Width: 1980 mm
Height: 1080 mm
Brakes: Carbon Fibre Discs
Audi 3600 cc 90° V8 twin turbo, mid engine, longitudinally mounted
Power: 455 kW
Drive Type: Rear wheel drive,.
Transmission: Ricardo six speed sequential manual Multiple disc limited slip differential
Differential: Rear differential lock
Tank Capacity: 90 lt
Fuel Type: Petrol
Winner 24 hours of Le Mans 2000 with drivers Frank Biella, Tom Kristensen, Emanuele Pirro
Race winner: 12 Hours of Sebring, Grand Prix of Texas, Grand Prix of Las Vegas