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Saturday, April 18, 2015

Yes, Someone Actually Turned an Audi R8 Into a Skoda Supercar


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What you are looking at is an Audi R8 that has been customized into a Skoda R200. Nope, this is not a rendering, but a real car that exists in the real world. It was designed as an homage to Skoda’s 130RS supercar, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year.

The 130RS was the most successful racing car Skoda ever built, so there is a lot of nostalgia for it. Turning an Audi R8 into a new interpretation of the classic is a fitting tribute the the history of the 130RS.

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They’re calling it the R200 Non-Fiction, and it recently debuted at Prague’s DOX Center for Contemporary Art where it will be on display until May 11th. The car was designed by Petr Novák and built by Metal Hoffmann, a company that works with automakers including Bentley, Volkswagen, and Volvo.

Aluminum body panels have been fitted to a first-generation Audi R8 chassis. Power comes from a mid-mounted 4.2-liter V8 with a 6-speed manual that makes 414 horsepower with 317 lb-ft of torque. They’re putting this into low-volume production so maybe two cars a month will be produced due to the intense amount of manual labor required. The starting price is a tidy $273,000.

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