The R8 is one of the most successful racing prototypes of all time. In fact the argument can be made that it is the most successful of all time. This example was apparently last raced in 2006.
Driver's side front wheel. Notice the louvers on top of the fender. The louvers allow air to vent out of the wheel well helping to create down force.
When viewed from the front it becomes apparent that the R8 is basically a formula car with bodywork draped over the wheels and suspension.
The formula car underpinnings are obvious from the rear as well.
Driver's side engine intake. The R8 is powered by a twin turbo charged V8 engine. Each engine intake feeds air to a single turbo.
Note the lack of buttons and dials on the steering wheel. This is probably just a display wheel, lest someone walk off with the $10,000+ racing wheel.
"Passenger" seat electronics. Wonder what the unplugged connector is?
Winglets on the front fender.
Air intake under the nose. I believe this intake is for brake cooling. The red arrow on the splitter points to a towing point.
Driver's seat and roll hoop.
Passenger side cooling intake.
Passenger side engine intake.
Passenger side, showing the opening in the body work behind the front wheels that gives air flowing between the center tub and the fenders a chance to escape.
Fuel filler port and radio antennas.
Cockpit from the passenger side.
Tech inspection sticker. Odd to note that it's for 2006. By 2006 the R10 was being campaigned. Wonder why this R8 was being run in the diesel age.
Love those O.Z. wheels!