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09/29/06
Ingolstadt
Sports

Le Mans legends present new Audi R8

  • Tom Kristensen and Jacky Ickx at world debut in Paris
  • Six-time Le Mans winner Ickx is new Audi representative
  • Spectacular sports car with motorsport genes

How close and intensive the link between production cars and motorsport is at Audi was proved by the presentation of the Audi R8 prior to the official opening of the Salon d`Automobile in Paris: factory driver Tom Kristensen and Jacky Ickx, who between them clinched a total of 13 victories in the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans, presented the new spectacular sports car together with Audi Chairman of the Board Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn. The launch of the brand’s sporty spearhead marks Audi’s revival of the Audi R8, the five-time winner of Le Mans, now, three years after the unveiling of the Le Mans quattro concept car.

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