Audi UK brings us some photos of an arseless R8 V10 plus; that is, Audi, in their wonderful wisdom, has removed the cosmetic bits of the car’s back end for our aural pleasure. Make sure you watch the clip after the break.
Audi unleashes the R8 and turns a blip into a roar
YouTube and Blippar app showcase high-performance Audi R8 engine
- Audi R8 V10 plus rear stripped down to reveal 550PS power plant
- Video already viewed over 200,000 times on YouTube
- Intense aural and visual experience captured up close
- 0-62mph in 3.5 seconds and 197mph top speed (S tronic)
- New generation R8 V10 plus priced from £124,675 OTR
Audi has taken the back off its new R8 V10 plus supercar for a new video which allows viewers to see its high-performance 550PS engine in action – and hear it roar.
The film, which captures the excitement of the R8 accelerating at full throttle, is available on YouTube and has already been viewed over 200,000 times since it first went live.
Thanks to augmented-reality technology – used for the first time by Audi – users of the free image-recognition app Blippar are able to view this video by simply pointing their phone at print and poster advertisements of the car, instantly bringing 2D photographs to life.
“The new Audi R8 V10 plus pushes boundaries in terms of performance and innovation. The use of Blippar technology allows people to interact immediately with the car, and get under its bonnet in a way they simply would not be able to do with a 2D advertisement alone. The new video content gives car enthusiasts the opportunity to hear the R8 V10 plus being taken to the red line,” explains Kristian Dean, National Communications Manager for Audi UK.
“Augmented reality opens up a whole new world of marketing potential, and will only become more exciting as more brands embrace apps such as Blippar. Audi is proud to be one of the first major brands to utilise this new technology – an approach in keeping with the company philosophy of Vorsprung durch Technik.”