We all know how great the R8 looks on the outside, what’s not to like? forward cabin, mid-engined V8, and an incredible profile with its side blades. However, what makes the R8 an outstanding car isn’t necessarily what’s on the outside that counts but also what’s on the inside. It’s rare that you get to see what lies under the skin of a super car such as the R8 unless you’re over on Wrecked Exotics checking out pictures of a recently written-off R8 .
However, our friends over at Jalopnik have started a new feature called Supercar Teardown which features pictures of just that: supercars being torn down for repairs and maintenance or upgrades. Some previously featured whips were the Porsche Carrera GT, Ferrari F40, Porsche 959, and Lamborghini Countach. However, now Audi is joining the cast of elite carmakers with these pictures of the R8 being taken apart for some maintenance work. You can see the whole of the 4.2L V8 lump as well as the large cross-drilled brake discs used to slow the big V8. We’re personally looking forward to the R8 V10 teardown once the R8 comes out later this fall.
To see many more pictures of this torn down R8, head over to Jalopnik to check out their gallery.