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Country of origin:Germany
Produced in:2000
Predecessor:Audi R8R
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:Before December 1st, 2004
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Engine
Configuration 90º V8
Location Mid, longitudinally mounted
Displacement 3,596 cc / 219.4 cu in
Bore / Stroke 85.0 mm (3.3 in) / 79.2 mm (3.1 in)
Valvetrain 4 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Fuel feed Bosch Motronic MS 2.9 Fuel Injection
Aspiration Twin Turbos
Power 610 bhp / 455 KW
Torque 700 Nm / 516 ft lbs
BHP/Liter 170 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Chassis carbon fibre body on carbon fibre monocoque
Suspension (fr/r) independent double-wishbone, push-rod system with horizontal spring/damper unit, adjustable gas-filled shock absorbers
Steering rack-and-pinion, power assisted
Brakes hydraulic dual-circuit brake system, mono-bloc light-alloy brake callipers, ventilated carbon fibre brake discs at front and rear
Gearbox Ricardo 6 speed Sequential
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 900 kilo / 1,984 lbs
Length / Width / Height 4,650 mm (183.1 in) / 1,980 mm (78 in) / 1,080 mm (42.5 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,730 mm (107.5 in) / N/A / N/A

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.68 bhp / kg

Race history
Major wins
2000 24 Hours of Le Mans (Frank Biela / Tom Kristensen / Emanuele Pirro in 404)

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