Audi R8 : Wsc Giants

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Audi R8 : Wsc Giants

Audi R8 : Wsc Giants

Author: Wagstaff I

  • 9781845843274
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  • 2011
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Prior to 1999 Audi did not have a sportscar in its range, let alone having ever raced one. But between 2000 and 2006 the Audi R8 won 63 of the 80 races in which it competed including five out of six Le Mans 24-hours making it the most successful long-distance racing car of all time. The latest in Veloce's WSC Giants series, this book charts those races and describes the development of the R8, as well as profiling the 35 drivers who raced it between 2000 and 2006. It also includes the story of the Audi R8R and R8C of 1999. Illustrated in colour throughout with many previously unpublished photos, the book features individual chassis details and results, plus observations from significant individuals engineers, team managers, drivers etc concerned with the Audi R8. By the time the R8 was replaced by the diesel R10, it had revolutionised the marque's image, helping to change it from a staid, but worthy, saloon car manufacturer to one of the world's leading premium car producers.



About the Author

Freelance journalist Ian Wagstaff won the Mercedes Benz Montagu of Beaulieu Trophy for his book The British at Le Mans, a precursor to The British at Indianapolis. Early in his career he wrote for Autosport and Motoring News, before becoming press and promotions manager at Silverstone in the late 1970s. His work for publications such as Racecar Engineering, Race Engine Technology, Performance Racing Industry, The Paddock, The Red Bulletin and Zytek Motorsport has taken him to races endurance races throughout Europe and the USA.

Publisher: Veloce Publishing

Status: Sale Item

Number of pages: 128

Colour images: 100

Binding: SBD

Language: English

Origin: USA

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