Audi has decided to move R8 production to a new facility in anticipation of the second generation’s arrival. Ever since the original version came out, Audi built the supercar at a special facility situated within the company’s main plant in Neckarsulm, Germany but now they have moved it to a brand new facility in Heilbronn which is approximately four miles away from the main factory.
Called Audi Böllinger Höfe, this is a state-of-the-art logistics center which has allowed Audi to move several production processes of the R8 to a single facility unlike before when the production processes were spread out at multiple locations.
As a result, it’s no wonder Audi says the R8 production is now more efficient also helped by the implementation of new ergonomic and technological innovations. This move has also helped the Neckarsulm factory by reliving some pressure as at this facility Audi is assembling no less than six other models which comprise a total of 20 derivatives.
Getting back to Böllinger Höfe where the R8 production now takes place, the site covers an area of 23 hectares and starting next year Audi will begin production of the second generation R8 which will likely go on sale towards the end of 2016 as a 2017MY.
Note: Audi R8 V10 Plus test mule pictured