It all starts with three metallic, space-frame modules — a skeletal structure of aluminum extrusions, largely — and ends with either a roadgoing R8 or the R8 LMS racecar. In between is where all the the assembly-nerd magic happens.
This week on /INSIDE QUATTRO, Leo Parente visits the Neckarsulm, Germany workshop of Quattro, GmbH, where the R8 goes from a pile of parts to a drivable, dyno- and track-tested sports car, thanks to a complex procedural dance involving people and robots screwing. Oh come on, really?
All 5,200 bits of partage must come together in the proper sequence — including the 5.2-liter V10, seven-speed dual-clutch S tronic gearbox and, you know, seats and stuff — for the final product to hit 0-60 in 3.3 seconds. But you know, that's their job.