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Audi R8 is new safety car at the DTM

Audi R8 is new safety car at the DTM Ingolstadt/Nurnberg -- Double debut at the Norisring in Nuremberg: This weekend, the Audi R8 will be used as the official DTM safety car for the first time -- and as a racing taxi as well. quattro GmbH, a...

Audi R8 is new safety car at the DTM

Ingolstadt/Nurnberg -- Double debut at the Norisring in Nuremberg: This weekend, the Audi R8 will be used as the official DTM safety car for the first time -- and as a racing taxi as well.

quattro GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of AUDI AG handed over two of the 420-hp mid-engine sports cars to the German Motorsport Association (DMSB) on the occasion of the "Norisring Speed Weekend". The two Audi R8 cars were prepared specifically for use as safety cars by quattro GmbH at the Neckarsulm plant. "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.

Another Audi R8 was carefully prepared by quattro GmbH for use as a racing taxi.

-credit: audi

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