This year’s Monterey Car Week marks a significant and tearful moment for Audi of America as it says farewell to the iconic Audi R8 during the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion at Laguna Seca. With 15 years of unparalleled power and performance, the R8 Coupe, which shared 50 percent of its parts with the R8 GT3 LMS race car, is set to take its final laps around the famed track, driven by nine-time Le Mans winner Tom Kristensen. The R8’s departure is a celebration of its enduring motorsports legacy and a tribute to its racing heritage, and each R8 will debut a unique vehicle wrap created by Frank Lamberty, the designer of the first-generation Audi R8. The wrap features a split motif, highlighting the transition from an ordinary road car to a design reminiscent of the R8 GT3 race cars.
Audi’s showcase at Monterey Car Week isn’t just a nostalgic glance at the past; it’s a thrilling glimpse into the future. The full Audi e-tron model line, including an RS e-tron GT, Q4 Sportback e-tron, Q8 Sportback e-tron, and Q8 e-tron SUV, will be on display. As Audi bids farewell to the R8, it also paves the way for a new era of performance and innovation, showcasing the company’s commitment to sustainability and electric mobility. The upcoming entry into Formula 1 in 2026 further emphasizes this dedication, promising to bring an exciting new chapter to Audi’s racing legacy. If you’re planning on attending Monterey Car Week, be sure to witness this historic farewell to the legendary Audi R8. View all Audi R8 examples currently for sale on duPont REGISTRY by clicking the link below.