The Audi R8 and a few players from AC Milan are starring in the latest Toyo Tires ad. As you would imagine, the commercial was recorded on the beautiful streets of Milan in Italy and we get to see not only a sinister black Audi R8 but also a few of AC Milan’s soccer players such as Rami, Menez, Honda and Montolivo.
The biggest surprise is towards the end of the video when the driver of the Audi R8 takes off his racing helmet to reveal his identity. As for the vehicle, it’s an Audi R8 equipped with the naturally aspirated V10 5.2-liter engine and an S tronic gearbox while running on Toyo Tires Proxes T1 Sport. It’s actually the Plus version of the supercar which packs 550 HP (404 kW) and 398 lb-ft (540 Nm) of torque, enough for a 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) run in 3.5 seconds and a maximum speed of 197 mph (317 km/h).
It should be mentioned the Toyo Tires ad not only showcases the company’s product but also its collaboration with AC Milan as one of the soccer team’s main sponsors. As expected, the end result of this “race” is close and we have a feeling some of the footage with the Audi R8 V10 is computer generated.