The Le Mans concept later became the
seen at the Frankfurt Auto show in 2003 pays homage to
the wins Audi took at the Le Mans 24 hour races in 2000,
2001 and 2003 with the R8 race car. The Le Mans lines
are typically Audi, with a strong purposeful shoulder
and easily identifiable grille.
The unusual silver inserts behind the doors hide air intakes,
no doubt to cool and feed the rear mounted 5.0L V10. The
unusual LED headlights adjust their beam direction and
intensity during cornering to improve visibility.
The Le Mans concept's attractive aerodynamic body benefits
from additional downforce
at 74 mph when the rear spoiler automatically rises, the
spoiler can also be activated manually.
The interior of the Le Mans is equipped with race inspired
electronic displays, showing via GPS the circuit and the
cars relative position, suspension settings and gear ratio.