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Audi R8 Race Car '01
Audi R8 Race Car '01
Appears in Gran Turismo 4
Gran Turismo PSP
Gran Turismo 5
Gran Turismo 6
Type in GT5 ST[1]
Interior in GT6 Detailed[2]
Manufacturer Audi
Drivetrain MR[3]
Engine Group C-spec 3.6-liter V8 DOHC twin turbo
Max Power 599 BHP
Performance Points 679 PP
Weight 900 kilograms (2,000 lb)

The Audi R8 Race Car '01 is a Race car produced by Audi.

The Audi R8 Race Car '01 is a Le-Mans Prototype sports car introduced in somewhat 2000-2001 for sports car racing prototype and as a redevelopment of their brothers, the R8R (open top LMP) and R8C (closed top LMP) used in 1999. In its class it is one of the most successful racing sports cars having won the 24 Hours of Le Mans race in 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, and 2005.

It appears in Gran Turismo 4, Gran Turismo PSP, Gran Turismo 5, and Gran Turismo 6.

The car appears to be both the #1 (driven by Frank Biela, Emanuele Pirro, and Tom Kristensen) and the #2 (driven by Laurent Aïello, Rinaldo Capello, and Christian Pescatori), who have finished the 2001 24 Hours of Le Mans respectively in 1st and 2nd place. Both cars are available as separate color schemes, with the Silver and Red color scheme as the car #1, and the Silver and Yellow color scheme as the car #2.

DescriptionEdit

"The legendary machine that won the LMP class of the Le Mans 7 years in a row."

The Audi R8 won at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, and 2005. With its blazing speed, superb reliability, and low fuel usage due to its direct-injected FSI gasoline engine, the R8 was the cream of the LMP (Le Mans Prototype) crop. The success started in Le Mans in 1999 when Audi entered two open-cockpit LMP-class R8R and one closed-cockpit LMGTP-class R8C.

Combining a carbon-composite monocoque shell with a turbocharged V-8 powerplant, the R8Rs was a tour de force. The cars remained in the top ten for the entire race and finished 3rd and 4th overall.

The following year, Audi's R8Rs became the R8. Three cars entered the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The R8s dominated the race from the start. The No. 8 car, driven by Frank Biela, Tom Kristensen, and Emanuele Pirro, won the race, with the other two taking 2nd and 3rd places for a complete podium sweep. The Biela-Kristensen-Pirro team brought the R8 home for the win again in 2001 and 2002, making it the first back-to-back-to-back win by the same team in 24 Hours of Le Mans history.

At the end of 2002, Audi retired from works racing at Le Mans, entrusting its R8s to private teams. Team Goh took the overall win in 2004, and Champion Racing's (this time driven by Kristensen) R8 triumphed in 2005.

AcquisitionEdit

GT6Edit

In Gran Turismo 6, the Audi R8 Race Car '01 can be bought for 1,925,000 Credits. Although it is a detailed car, this car doesn't have gallery view and gauges do not work, as it was a Standard Car in GT5.

GT5Edit

As a Standard car, the Audi R8 Race Car '01 can be purchased from the Used Car Dealership for 4,137,499 Credits. It is a Level 23 car.

GTPSPEdit

This car can be purchased for 3,500,000 Credits.

GT4Edit

This car can be unlocked in two ways. You can unlock this car by winning the hardest Circuit de la Sarthe 24h I Endurance in the Endurance Events hall, or buy it manually in the Audi Legendary Cars showroom for 4,500,000 Credits.

TriviaEdit

  • On GTPSP, GT5 and GT6, the Infineon logo was replaced with indecipherable blocks while in GT4, the logo is visible. One of the possibilities for this censorship is due to licensing, while the other states that the Infineon Raceway was changed to Sonoma Raceway by the time GT5 was released.

PicturesEdit

Gallery Edit

Gran Turismo 4, 444 of 708 cars- 2001 Audi R8 Race Car04:18

Gran Turismo 4, 444 of 708 cars- 2001 Audi R8 Race Car

Audi R8 on Gran Turismo 4.

Gran Turismo 5 Audi R8 Race Car '01 Grand Valley Speedway HD06:16

Gran Turismo 5 Audi R8 Race Car '01 Grand Valley Speedway HD

Audi R8 on Gran Turismo 5.

Gran Turismo 6 GT6 Audi R8 Race Car @ La Sarthe - helmet cam03:42

Gran Turismo 6 GT6 Audi R8 Race Car @ La Sarthe - helmet cam

Audi R8 on Gran Turismo 6, cockpit camera.

NotesEdit

  1. Appears as a Standard Car in Gran Turismo 5
  2. Appears as a detailed car in Gran Turismo 6
  3. Mid-engined; Rear-Wheel Drive

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